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Giants vs. Eagles injury report

Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders

"Of course, mate. Ridiculous question."

That was tackle Jordan Mailata's response when asked on Friday if he's playing against the Giants. Mailata did not practice all week due to an ankle injury, but the standout lineman said the rest was precautionary due to the quick turnaround from Tuesday night's win over Washington.

Running back Miles Sanders is in the same boat. Sanders did not practice all week with a quad injury, but he too is good to go for Sunday's NFC East showdown against the Giants.

The Eagles activated guard Landon Dickerson off the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and he was listed as a full participant in practice, ready to resume his duties as a starter on the left side next to Mailata.

In fact, every player on the active roster is available for the Eagles. The only question mark is the head coach. If Nick Sirianni does not clear COVID-19 protocols by Sunday, Passing Game Coordinator Kevin Patullo will assume his responsibilities.

SATURDAY UPDATE: The Eagles announced on Saturday that Head Coach Nick Sirianni has cleared COVID-19 protocols and will indeed be on the sidelines at Lincoln Financial Field for Sunday's NFC East showdown with the Giants. Sirianni returned to work at the NovaCare Complex on Saturday after working remotely out of a nearby hotel during the week.

Who will start at quarterback for the Giants?

The Giants ruled out three players for Sunday's game – offensive lineman Ben Bredeson (ankle), running back Gary Brightwell (neck), and wide receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring).

Four players are questionable – defensive lineman Austin Johnson (foot), defensive back J.R. Reed (COVID Ramp Up), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (Oblique/COVID Ramp Up), and linebacker/edge rusher Oshane Ximines (COVID Ramp Up).

The big question is who will start at quarterback with Daniel Jones (neck) on Injured Reserve? Mike Glennon started last week against the Cowboys, but was benched late in the game. Jake Fromm would make his first career start if he's given the green light over Glennon.

Running back Miles Sanders rushed for 131 yards, a career high, in Tuesday night's win over Washington. Tackle Jordan Mailata helped Sanders and the Eagles churn out 238 yards on the ground. The Eagles held a walkthrough on Thursday, but neither Sanders nor Mailata would have participated in a full practice. Philadelphia will release its final injury report with game status updates on Friday.

Did Not Participate

• DE Ryan Kerrigan (Illness) – The Eagles placed Kerrigan on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and elevated Cameron Malveaux as a COVID-19 replacement.

• T Jordan Mailata (Ankle)

• RB Miles Sanders (Quad)

Limited Participation

• QB Jalen Hurts (Ankle)

• TE Jack Stoll (Knee)

Full Participation

• DT Fletcher Cox (Rest)

• RB Jordan Howard (knee)

• T Lane Johnson (Rest)

• C Jason Kelce (Rest)

Still no QB decision in New York

The Giants have yet to announce who will start at quarterback with Daniel Jones going on Injured Reserve with a neck injury. It will either be Mike Glennon or Jake Fromm. Signed off Buffalo's practice squad on December 1, Fromm made his NFL debut, throwing 12 passes in relief of an ineffective Glennon in the Giants' loss to the Cowboys.

There are no major injuries to watch with the Giants, but several key players are on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. One of them, first-round pick Kadarius Toney, was activated off the list on Thursday and will be available for Sunday's game. Toney has not played in over a month – November 22 to be exact against Tampa Bay – due to other injuries before going on the COVID-19 list. He has 35 catches for 392 yards in his rookie campaign.

Among the other Giants on the Reserve/COVID-19 list are cornerbacks Adoree' Jackson and Aaron Robinson, wide receiver John Ross, and linebacker/pass rusher Oshane Ximines.

Coming off Tuesday night's win over Washington, the Eagles had to quickly turn around and release their first injury report on Wednesday ahead of another NFC East battle against the Giants.

The Eagles did not practice on Wednesday, therefore, the following injury report is an estimation.

Did Not Participate

• T Le'Raven Clark (Illness) – Clark was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

• DT Fletcher Cox (Rest) – Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon said Cox was the player of the game on Tuesday.

• C Jason Kelce (Rest)

• T Jordan Mailata (Ankle) – This will be an injury to monitor through the rest of the week, especially with Clark and Andre Dillard both on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

• RB Miles Sanders (Quad) – Sanders is coming off back-to-back career-high rushing performances. Sanders had 64 yards on just nine carries in the first meeting with the Giants before leaving with an injury.

Limited Participation

• RB Jordan Howard (Knee)

• QB Jalen Hurts (Ankle)

• T Lane Johnson (Rest)

• TE Jack Stoll (Knee)

The Eagles protected the following practice squad players for Week 16: guard/tackle Kayode Awosika, safety Jared Mayden, and cornerback Mac McCain.

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