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Two Eagles To Watch On Thursday's Injury Report

Wide receiver Shelton Gibson (knee) and running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) did not participate in practice on Thursday. The two did suit up on Wednesday, although they were limited.

Running back Corey Clement envisions how Sproles' potential absence would impact his role.

"I think it'll definitely increase, especially on third downs just like last year," he said. "Picking up where I left off last year. I don't think it's anything too foreign. I'm hoping for him to come back so I'm just basically filling in the void while our leading guy in the room can come back and keep doing his thing."

Sproles, in his first game since Week 3 of last season, had five carries, four receptions, and three punt returns against Atlanta. He gained a pair of first downs and accounted for 61 all-purpose yards.

Gibson, the team's primary kickoff returner, averaged 21.5 yards on two attempts last Thursday.

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) were limited Thursday.

For the Buccaneers, wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder/concussion) returned to practice in a limited capacity after sitting out on Wednesday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) was also a limited participant in practice on Thursday.

Cornerback Brent Grimes (groin), however, missed practice again and is unlikely to play on Sunday.

Offensive linemen Caleb Benenoch (knee) and tackle Donovan Smith (knee) were limited. Rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf) has not practiced since early in Training Camp.

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