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Secondary Gets Reinforcements With Larry Fitzgerald Coming To Town

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The players returned to practice Wednesday at NovaCare Complex after head coach Doug Pederson gave the team Monday and Tuesday off following the recent West Coast trip.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox continues to make his way back from a calf injury he suffered two Sundays ago. Pederson said Cox will rest on Wednesday with the hopes he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan will also not practice today with a left heel contusion. The time off is precautionary and Pederson announced Jernigan is not in any jeopardy of missing Sunday's game.

The Eagles will, however, welcome back safety Corey Graham and cornerback Jaylen Watkins who will both practice in a limited capacity. Graham and Watkins have missed the last two games with hamstring injuries.

"We're starting to get some guys back here this week, but it'd be a huge benefit to the defense to get Corey in there," Pederson said. "See how he is today and it does give Malcolm (Jenkins) some flexibility to move down into the box and play some nickel if need be."

The Cardinals come to Philadelphia at 2-2 on the year having pulled out both wins in overtime. The Eagles will have their work cut out for them given the fourth-quarter struggles. Philadelphia has allowed 52 points in the final 15 minutes of games this season compared to just 40 in the other three quarters.

"Is it a perfect 3-1 (record)? No. We have a lot of work to do obviously and the guys understand that and the guys want to be coached and they want to be coached hard. I want them to hold me accountable. I'll hold them accountable and we keep plugging away and hopefully we can stack a few wins together here in the next couple of weeks," Pederson said.

Changes To The Practice Squad

The Eagles also made a roster move Wednesday signing wide receiver Rashad Davis to the practice squad. Bryce Treggs was recently signed from the Eagles' practice squad by the Browns leaving a spot open. Davis was with the Eagles prior to the 53-man roster cutdown. He was signed mid-August and played in the team's final two preseason games. Davis made two punt returns, a kick return for 23 yards, and had two catches for 12 yards in the preseason finale against the Jets.

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