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Injury Update: Bradford Leaves Game

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UPDATE (11/15, 3:57pm)

Bradford was also evaluated and diagnosed with a concussion.

UPDATE (11/15, 3:39pm)

X-rays on Bradford's shoulder were negative, but the quarterback will not return to the game. Mathews has a concussion and will not return, as well. 

UPDATE (11/15, 3:20pm)

Late in the third quarter, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was sacked and fumbled, appearing to injure his left shoulder on the play. Bradford left the game and was replaced by Mark Sanchez. It was later announced that Bradford was taken into the locker room for an X-Ray on his right shoulder and his return is questionable. 

Meanwhile, Ryan Mathews is being evaluated for a head injury. 

UPDATE (11/15, 11:40am):

The big injury-related story heading into Sunday's meeting with the Dolphins was the status of All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters, who has missed the Eagles' last two games with a back injury. On Friday, the 33-year-old was a full participant in practice for the first time since suffering the injury in a Week 7 road loss to the Panthers, but after going through drills on the field a couple hours before the game he was not given the green light to play.

With Peters inactive for his second straight game, the Eagles will go with the same starters along the offensive line that they used last week, with Lane Johnson, Allen Barbre, Jason Kelce, Matt Tobin, and Dennis Kelly starting, from left to right. 

On a positive note, rookie wideout Nelson Agholor will play after being inactive in every game since Week 5 because of an ankle injury. Veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans is also active this week after missing Philadelphia's last two games with a hamstring injury. Ryans' return couldn't come at a better time, as the Eagles will be without rookie standout Jordan Hicks after a torn pectoral suffered last week against Dallas prematurely ended his season.

In addition to Peters, the Eagles will deactivate quarterback Thad Lewis, running back Kenjon Barner, offensive linemen Josh Andrews and Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Brandon Bair, linebacker Emmanuel Acho, safety Jerome Couplin.

In a shocking turn of events, All-Pro cornerback Brent Grimes was a late scratch for Miami despite not being listed on the Dolphins' injury report. JaMar Taylor will start in his place. Grimes will be joined by right tackle Ja'Wuan James (toe), who his missing his second straight game; in his place, Jason Fox will start. According to Pro Football Focus, Fox has allowed two sacks, four quarterback hits, and 14 hurries in 349 snaps this season. 

Also inactive for Miami will be linebacker Spencer Paysinger (neck) and four healthy scratches – wide receiver Matt Hazel, tight end Brandon Williams, offensive linemen Sam Brenner and John Ulrick.

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The Eagles' final injury report of the week didn't contain many surprises. Guard Josh Andrews (concussion) and safety Jerome Couple (shoulder) are the only two players listed as out. Meanwhile left tackle Jason Peters is officially listed as questionable as he continues to recover from a back injury. Peters was questionable on last Friday's injury report before being downgraded to out the following day.

Lane Johnson explained earlier this week that he's preparing to play left tackle for the second straight week if Peters can't go on Sunday. 

"I was mostly at left," Johnson said on Thursday. "(Peters) went a little bit and I did some right in team and in some pass rush drill, but mostly left.

"I'm expecting to play left. If (Peters) is back, I'll play right. It just depends. But if he goes down, I think from now on I'll be playing left. That's kind of the game plan."

Good news for the Eagles is that Nelson Agholor (ankle), Kiko Alonso (knee), Malcolm Jenkins (concussion), DeMarco Murray (groin), Ryan Mathews (groin) and DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) are all listed as probable for Sunday. Ryans and Agholor both missed last Sunday's game against Dallas. 

As for Miami, their final injury report of the week had just one player listed as out for Sunday's game, and that's starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James, who is out for a few weeks with a toe injury. Linebacker Spencer Paysinger is doubtful to play with a neck injury. Two pieces of the Miami offense are also listed as quesitonable. Starting right guard Billy Turner has been dealing with a knee issue and wide receiver DeVante Parker has a foot injury. Linebackers Jelani Jenkins (ankle) and Koa Misi (foot) are probable.

For the full injury report, click here.

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