Eagles Injury Update: Sidney Jones Still Not Ready to Practice

The Eagles are hitting the home stretch of the 2017 regular season. 

And there are still no plans to let Sidney Jones practice. 

"Not right now," head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday. "He's obviously still doing well with his rehab. He's getting better there, and again, don't want to rush him back just yet."

Jones, the Eagles' second-round pick, has been on the Non-football Injury list all season as he recovers from a torn Achilles he suffered at the Washington pro day. 

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Since using the 43rd overall pick on Jones, the Eagles have been very conservative in their approach with him. They have continually said there's no need to rush him back. The superb play of the Eagles' cornerbacks this season have only allowed them to be more patient. 

Jones, 21, has been involved with the team all season. While he hasn't practiced, he is in every defensive back meeting and joins them most days at practice as a spectator. There's no real way of knowing what type of player he'll be when he finally does return, but there's a reason he would have been a target for the Birds at No. 14 without the injury. 

Jones can begin practicing at any time, but practicing would trigger a three-week window in which the Eagles would have to decide to activate him or send him to Injured Reserve. 

While Jones obviously won't play this week, things are looking better for Beau Allen and Trey Burton. 

Allen (knee) and Burton (back) missed Sunday's game, but were both on the practice field on Wednesday afternoon. 

Joe Walker, who suffered a stinger during the game, was on the practice field but was not participating. Earlier in the week, Pederson said Walker would be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, but it looked like Walker was just a spectator. 

If Walker is unable to play this weekend in Seattle, veteran Najee Goode would fill in at the MIKE position. The Eagles also signed veteran Dannell Ellerbe a couple weeks ago. 

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