Jordan Matthews, the Eagles' best receiver, was back at practice again on Thursday after being a limited participant on Wednesday with an ankle injury.
We won't know if he was a full or limited participant on Thursday until later in the afternoon, but his presence alone for the second straight day was a good sign. Last week, he returned on Thursday, but then had to sit out Friday and missed Sunday's game.
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It was the first game Matthews had ever missed in his career. Even with the missed game, Matthews still leads the Eagles in receptions (57), receiving yards (686) and receiving touchdowns (3).
Fellow receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen) was on the practice field early but left as the Eagles began to stretch, indicating he would miss his second straight day of practice.
Without Green-Beckham and with Matthews hobbled, the Eagles are light at receiver, with just Nelson Agholor, Bryce Treggs and Paul Turner. Head coach Doug Pederson said the Eagles want to keep Turner involved in the game plan even with the return of Matthews.
Ryan Mathews (knee) was on the practice field again on Thursday, while Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) is still out. It looks like Vaitai will miss his third straight game this weekend.