Mills racked up three tackles during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.
Mills had a hard time covering Browns receiver Jarvis Landry at times, but the cornerback's mere availability is significant after Mills missed practice time earlier in the week due to an undisclosed injury. With Philly's starters not expected to play in the preseason finale, Mills next appearance likely won't come until the Eagles take on the Falcons in the regular-season opener.
Mills tallied nine tackles (six solo) and defensed two passes in the Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
It was Mills' highest tackle total since Week 3 of the regular season against the Giants. While his per-game numbers were inconsistent after that, the former seventh-round pick managed to rack up 64 total tackles (51 solo), two more than his rookie season, and also defended 14 passes, doubling his 2016 total. He added three interceptions and a touchdown. The 23-year-old will presumably return to a starting role in 2018 and look to continue becoming more of a playmaker.
Mills (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday.
An ankle injury plagued Mills down the stretch, forcing an absence Week 17. With two weeks to rehab the issue, he returned during a session undertaken in full pads, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. No matter whom he lines up across from Saturday, be it Julio Jones or Mohamed Sanu, Mills will have his hands full against the Falcons' eighth-ranked pass offense.
Mills (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Mills was a full participant in practice all week but still received a questionable designation heading into the weekend. With the team having already clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Eagles ultimately opted to hold out Mills to grant him some more recovery time. His absence opens the door for the newly activated Sidney Jones (Achilles) to see a steady dose of snaps in his NFL debut.
Mills (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Mills was a full participant in practice throughout the week, so the questionable tag is a bit surprising. The 23-year-old seems likely to play Week 17, but if there's concern of any degree on the Eagles' part, it would make sense to err on the side of caution with the playoffs looming.
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|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
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