The bye week treated the Eagles well, who returned to the practice field at the NovaCare Complex with an optimistic injury picture. Head Coach Nick Sirianni met the media on Wednesday morning and updated the situation for a handful of players, labeling the overall situation as "hopeful" ahead of Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team.
The team held a walkthrough practice on Wednesday – as it has done for the last several weeks and will continue to do so for the remainder of the season – and will have its normal Thursday and Friday practices at the NovaCare Complex.
• QB Jalen Hurts: A sprained ankle suffered against the Giants two games ago sidelined Hurts against the New York Jets and after receiving treatment throughout the bye week Hurts worked on Wednesday. Sirianni said that Hurts would split walkthrough reps on Wednesday with Gardner Minshew to make sure the Eagles are "covered" with both players gaining practice reps ahead of Sunday's big NFC East game. Sirianni said he was encouraged by where Hurts is in his progress. "Time is healing it," Sirianni said.
• RB Miles Sanders: The third-year running back had a terrific game against the Jets, gaining 120 rushing yards before leaving late with a sprained ankle. Sanders was among the players Sirianni referred to as "hopeful." Sanders is "trending upwards," said Sirianni said. "We'll see how the week goes. We're hopeful."
• RB Jordan Howard: A knee injury has sidelined Howard since he gained 63 yards on 10 carries in the win over New Orleans in Week 11. Howard was also in the group Sirianni referred to as "hopeful."
• C Jason Kelce: Sirianni was not asked specifically about Kelce, who suffered a foot injury late in the win over the Jets. A legendary tough guy, Kelce has battled a variety of injuries this season and has yet to miss a game.
• G Brandon Brooks: Sidelined since Week 2 with a pectoral injury, Brooks has been on IR and his status has not changed, Sirianni said. "There is no change right there," Sirianni said. "He is continuing to progress. If his status changes, I'll let you guys know."