Smallwood (knee) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report.
Prior to drills, head coach Doug Pederson told Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal that Smallwood's practice reps would be limited, with an appearance on Monday Night Football against the Redskins dependent on how he progresses through game preparation. Smallwood's ability to complete every practice rep Thursday signifies he's ready for his first action since Week 4. However, LeGarrette Blount has received at least 14 carries in three consecutive contests, meaning Smallwood's best route to touches will be as a pass catcher.
Smallwood (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
The expectation for Smallwood to start the week was that he'd be ready to go for Monday night's game against the Redskins, but it looks as if coach Doug Pederson is remaining cautious with the tailback. If Smallwood practices in at least a limited fashion all this week, chances are he'll be good to go Monday, so considered him day-to-day until the team provides another update.
Smallwood (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice and expects to play in Monday's game against the Redskins, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
This is the first time Smallwood practiced since Week 4, and he should be ready to return to the field barring any setbacks during this week. Eagles running backs have seen a sharp decline in usage in the passing game with both Smallwood and Darren Sproles (arm/knee) out of the lineup, but that could change upon Smallwood's likely return in Week 7.
Pederson said the same thing prior to Thursday's 28-23 win over the Panthers, even though Smallwood hasn't practiced since Week 4. Smallwood is expected to return to practice in some capacity next week, but he's apparently in danger of requiring a third consecutive absence. Philadelphia running backs accounted for just three targets in the past two games, as the team hasn't featured Kenjon Barner in the passing game despite giving him regular playing time on passing downs.
Smallwood (knee) is listed as inactive Thursday at Carolina, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Smallwood hasn't practiced since Week 4 due to right knee inflammation, making his absence one of the least surprising on the Eagles' list of inactives. While he takes in his second consecutive game from the sideline, the Eagles will trot out LeGarrette Blount as the primary running back. The pecking order at the position will also include Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner.
|Bye: Week 10|
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|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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