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Richard Rodgers Activated From Injured Reserve

The Eagles announced Friday that tight end Richard Rodgers has been activated from the Injured Reserve list.

Rodgers has not played for the Eagles since suffering a knee injury in a preseason game against the New England Patriots on August 16. When he met with the media Friday morning, head coach Doug Pederson said that Rodgers had done will in practice during the week.

Rodgers will be the third tight end for the Eagles as Josh Perkins was added to the Injured Reserve list on Friday in a corresponding move.

Rodgers will be expected to play Sunday when the Eagles take on the Saints in New Orleans. The Eagles also announced Friday that cornerback Jalen Mills will be out for Sunday's game. Pederson said he was "optimistic" about Mills earlier this week but also said he would need more time than cornerback Sidney Jones, who is set to play for the first time since Week 6.

In addition to Mills, cornerback Ronald Darby (knee) and running back Darren Sproles (knee) will also not play, as expected.

Offensive tackle Lane Johnson who was limited in practice this week after missing last week's game against the Cowboys is questionable. Pederson said Friday that he had a great week of practice.

"Yeah, he's a lot closer," Pederson said. "Feels a lot better health-wise. So, I would expect him to go, yes."

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was limited in practice again Friday after missing practice Wednesday. Like Johnson, Ngata is questionable. Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan was not listed on the official injury report as he remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Pederson said he is "still optimistic" about Jerngian, who is day to day, but he would have to be added to active roster before Sunday's game.

"We have to get through today and tomorrow obviously with him and see where he's at," Pederson said. "So it's just a matter of – it's kind of day by day, and getting through practice to see where he's at."

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