Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed Wednesday morning that rookie cornerback Sidney Jones will participate in his first official practice as an Eagle later this afternoon. Jones was recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon that he suffered during Washington's Pro Day back in March. Pederson intends to have Jones do as much as he can during practice.
"I'll see him probably more on service team. Some special teams and just kind of sort of like (Ronald) Darby. Just kind of easing him back into football shape and see where he's at," Pederson said during his press conference.
"We've watched him through his progression and his training these last few weeks and now just want to see him in football conditions. The true transition of stopping and starting and making a play on the ball and seeing his instincts and things like that."
Pederson provided more good news as tight end Zach Ertz, who was a scratch in the Eagles' win over the Rams, has officially cleared the NFL concussion protocol.
Guard Stefen Wisniewski, who left Sunday's game in the second quarter with an ankle injury, is listed as day-to-day and will be monitored during the team's practice. Pederson, however, projected that Wisniewski should be fine for the Giants.