Coach Doug Pederson confirmed that Sanders (knee) won't play Thursday against the Giants.
In addition to Sanders, Pederson ruled out tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) and defensive tackle Malik Jackson (quadriceps) for the Week 7 contest. Given that the knee injury Sanders suffered in Sunday's loss to the Ravens was expected to sideline him for a 1-to-2 weeks, the running back's absence Thursday shouldn't come as a surprise. Look for the Eagles to turn to Boston Scott as their lead back versus the Giants, with Corey Clement and Jason Huntley on hand to work in complementary roles. Sanders will target a return to the lineup Nov. 1 against the Cowboys.
Sanders (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.
Sanders' Week 6 was abbreviated due to a knee injury, which is expected to sideline him Thursday against the Giants. The results of an MRI have yet to be released, but his lack of practice reps so far this week indicates his first DNP of the season is imminent. If he indeed takes a seat, the Eagles will turn to Boston Scott as the lead back, with Corey Clement and Jason Huntley on hand in complementary roles.
Sanders (knee) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Giants, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
The Eagles still are awaiting the results of Sanders' MRI, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he's likely to miss a week or two. Boston Scott stands to draw the start at running back, with Corey Clement working as his backup, if Sanders indeed is forced to miss Thursday's divisional matchup. Philadelphia will also likely be without Zach Ertz (ankle) for at least a handful of games.
Sanders (knee) is scheduled to go in for an MRI on Monday to get a better look at the knee injury he sustained Sunday against the Ravens, per Jay Glazer of Fox NFL Sunday, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports.
Sanders was replaced by Boston Scott in the third quarter, and the team should have an update on his recovery timetable once the results of the MRI come in. The Eagles have a quick turnaround with the Giants coming to town Thursday, so Sanders will be hard-pressed to recover by then, even if the injury is relatively minor. Glazer added that tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) will also undergo an MRI and that Sanders' injury is the greater concern of the two.
Sanders won't return to Sunday's game versus the Ravens due to a knee injury. He'll finish with nine carries for 118 yards and one catch (on two targets) for minus-6 yards.
The bulk of Sanders' 112 yards from scrimmage happened on a 74-yard run in the middle of the third quarter. He fumbled right before the goal line, which his teammate J.J. Arcega-Whiteside recovered for a touchdown. The play marked Sanders' last touch of the game, as he was seen on the sideline receiving treatment of the Eagles' training staff thereafter. With Sanders sidelined, Boston Scott has been the next player up in Philadelphia's backfield.
Sanders (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Sanders' last touch came midway through the third quarter when he scampered 74 yards and fumbled just before the goal line. Fortunately for the Eagles, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside made the recovery in the end zone for the team's first points of the day, but Sanders may have been lost for the game in the process. Since then, Boston Scott has been the only Philly RB to handle touches out of the backfield.
Sanders rushed for 80 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Steelers. He added two receptions for 19 yards.
Sanders delivered the Eagles' best offensive play of the game, breaking free for a 74-yard touchdown just before the end of the first quarter. He was largely smothered otherwise, though he also found the end zone in the second quarter on a one-yard score. Since missing the team's Week 1 contest against Washington, Sanders has topped 95 total yards in three of four games. He'll look to add to that in a tough Week 6 matchup against the Ravens.
Sanders rushed 13 times for 46 yards and caught two passes (four targets) for 30 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over the 49ers.
Sanders failed to reach 100 combined yards for the first time in his three starts this season. The 49ers' defense has been ravaged by injuries early on, but they remain stout against the run due to defensive line depth and talented linebackers. The positive news for Sanders' fantasy owners is that he continued to dominate the running back touches, with no other back receiving more than two carries or one reception. Another rough matchup looms in the form of the Steelers' vaunted defense Sunday, but Sanders' volume of touches should provide a high floor in terms of fantasy production.
Sanders (glute) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have any injury status for Sunday's game in San Francisco, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Sanders and coach Doug Pederson both made confident statements earlier Friday, and running backs coach Duce Staley reiterated his belief that the second-year pro can continue to handle large workloads as the clear lead back in the Philadelphia offense, per Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. Only time will tell if that's true or not, but it does appear Sanders is headed for another heavy-usage game Sunday night. He played 77 and 78 percent of offensive snaps the past two weeks, averaging 19 carries, 7.5 targets and 114 total yards.
Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Sanders (glute) should be good to go for Sunday's game at San Francisco, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
The 23-year-old was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he appears to be progressing well from the glute injury. Sanders should be able to avoid an injury designation for this weekend if he's able to practice without limitations Friday, which Pederson indicated is expected.
Sanders (glute) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.
For the second day in a row, the Eagles capped Sanders' practice reps, which likely is a maintenance-related decision. In his two appearances this season, he's racked up a whopping 45 touches en route to 238 yards from scrimmage and one TD. Friday's injury report could clarify Sanders' status in advance of Sunday's game at San Francisco.
Sanders was limited at Wednesday's practice with a glute injury.
After sitting out the Eagles' season opener due to a hamstring issue, Sanders has been a workhorse for the team, totaling 45 touches for 238 yards from scrimmage and one score over the last two games. Meanwhile, the reserve running back duo of Boston Scott and Corey Clement has combined for 13 touches during that stretch. With another injury in tow, Sanders nonetheless was able to get in some work Wednesday. He'll look to increase his activity level as the week continues.
Sanders registered 95 rushing yards on 18 carries while catching four of his eight targets for 12 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-23 tie against Cincinnati.
Sanders has notched exactly 95 yards on the ground in each of his first two outings of the year, and he has 100-plus scrimmage yards in five of his past seven appearances dating back to Week 13 of last year. Given injuries to wide receivers DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Jalen Reagor (thumb), Sanders may also continue to build upon a strong workload of 15 targets across two appearances. Facing a 49ers front in Week 4 that is dealing with injuries to Nick Bosa (knee-ACL), Dee Ford (back) and Solomon Thomas (knee-ACL), Sanders remains a top-shelf option as a feature component in the Eagles offense.
Sanders rushed 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 36 yards in the Eagles' 37-19 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
After missing Week 1, Sanders picked up where he left off last season and had a big game in his 2020 debut. The sophomore didn't seem limited by the hamstring injury that kept him out last week, as he piled up 131 yards while handling a hefty workload. Off to a solid start, Sanders will look to improve on the 1,327 scrimmage yards and six total touchdowns he produced as a rookie.
Sanders (hamstring) is active and starting Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.
After sitting out Week 1 due to a lingering hamstring injury, Sanders put in full practices in advance of this contest and declared himself 100 percent healthy Friday. It appears the aforementioned absence was precautionary, but it'll be interesting to see if he'll handle a similar workload to the second half of the 2019 season, when he received at least 70 percent of the offensive snaps in six of the final eight games (including playoffs). During that stretch, he totaled 763 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. If Sanders yields work, Boston Scott and Corey Clement are the candidates to fill in out of the Eagles backfield.
Sanders said Friday that he's 100 percent healthy and hopeful to handle a full workload, Bo Wulf of The Athletic reports.
Playing time is up to the coaching staff, but it sounds like Sanders considers himself ready for a sizable role. After sitting out Week 1 with a hamstring injury, he's expected to get the start Sunday afternoon against the Rams. It remains to be seen how much Boston Scott and Corey Clement will mix in off the bench.
Sanders (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Sanders missed Philadelphia's season-opening loss to Washington due to his lingering hamstring injury, but he now looks fully on track to reclaim his lead role in the backfield this Sunday against the Rams. Barring any setbacks in practice, Sanders should handle his usual workload Week 2, with Boston Scott relegated to backup duties.
Sanders (hamstring) is on track to play Sunday against the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News noted that coach Doug Pederson expects Sanders to practice fully Wednesday. If that's the case and the running back doesn't experience any setbacks in the process, he would clearly be trending toward reclaiming his role as the Eagles' lead back Week 2.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expects Sanders (hamstring) to practice fully Wednesday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Later Wednesday, the Eagles will release their first Week 2 practice report, which will reveal whether Sanders was in fact a full participant in the session. Labeled as day-to-day by Pederson heading into last week, Sanders logged three consecutive limited practices before being listed as questionable and ultimately ruled out ahead of the Eagles' eventual Week 1 loss to Washington. Assuming Sanders gains clearance for Week 2, he should settle back into a starting role, though the Eagles could limit his workload more than usual as he looks to move past the hamstring issue he picked up during training camp.
Sanders (hamstring) will have his workload increased in practice this week, Vaughn Washington of the Eagles' official site reports.
Nearly a month has passed since the injury originally surfaced, but Sanders didn't recover as quickly as the team hoped and was forced to sit out of the Eagles' Week 1 loss to Washington. It sounds as if he has an increasingly good shot to suit up for Week 2, however, albeit with an uncertain workload coming off the injury.
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