Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton has a broken bone in his hand and will be out 'a week or so,' The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The nature of Thornton's injury is uncertain, but it appears it will cost him one game and possibly more. It remains to be seen who will take his place in the starting lineup.
Defensive tackle Cedric Thornton will remain with the Eagles in 2015, signing a one-year restricted free agent contract with the team on Monday, according to BleedingGreenNation.com.The deal is a one-year tender worth approximately $2.356 million.Thornton has been a starter for the Eagles for the last two seasons.
The Eagles have placed a second-round tender on defensive tackle Cedric Thornton, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Thornton registered 52 tackles last season.
The Eagles have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 15's matchup with the Cowboys: quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), safety Jerome Couplin, defensive end Taylor Hart, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, wide receiver Jeff Maehl and defensive back Jaylen Watkins. The team had six players listed as probable to play Sunday and all are active, including running back Chris Polk (ankle), wide receiver Josh Huff (hip), tight end Trey Burton (hamstring), kicker Cody Parkey (groin), defensive end Cedric Thornton (groin) and linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin).
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) was ruled out for Week 15 against the Cowboys. He was the only player ruled out on Philadelphia's final injury report, per the Philadelphia Daily News. The following players were designated as probable: Linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin), tight end Trey Burton (hamstring), wide receiver Josh Huff (hip), kicker Cody Parkey (right groin), running back Chris Polk (ankle) and defensive end Cedric Thornton (groin).