Eagles Injury Update: Two Starters Return as Eagles Near Regular Season Finale

Jordan Hicks (calf) and Jason Kelce (knee) were back on the practice field on Friday after missing Thursday's session. 

Head coach Doug Pederson said both were given rest on Thursday. 

Hicks had a little inflammation in his injured calf, but was expected to be a limited participant in today's indoor practice. Hicks returned last week in a limited fashion after missing the previous four games. 

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Kelce popped up on the injury report with a knee injury this week and it doesn't seem like he's in any real danger of missing this game in Washington on Sunday. 

"He'll be good," Pederson said. "He'll practice today. We'll see where he's at on game day."

Rest has been a theme during the last few weeks of preparation. In fact, Pederson the last two weeks has actually eliminated Wednesday practices in favor of walkthroughs with the goal of keeping his decimated team healthy. 

As a former player, Pederson said he would think about how he would handle a team if he were ever in that position and is doing this to rest his players so they can play on Sundays. He has had previous coaches back off reps, but going to walkthroughs is his own idea. 

Late last season, players actually went to Pederson and asked to put the pads back on and he obliged. He said if they make the playoffs, there's a chance they could do that again, but based on not having a bye week in that scenario, that seems unlikely. 

Some more notes: 

- Isaac Seumalo (pec) has returned to practice this week after missing the last two games. Pederson declined to say if Seumalo would take back his starting left guard gig from Stefen Wisniewski if he's healthy, but simply said Seumalo will likely be a "game-time decision." 

- Mike Wallace came through his first practice in months fine and will again be limited on Friday. Wallace has recovered from a broken fibula, but it seems kind of unlikely that he'll play this weekend. Perhaps the playoffs are more likely. 

- Michael Bennett (foot) missed practice for the third straight day. He has been missing practice time and has been questionable for about a month now. But he keeps playing on Sundays, which is all the Eagles can ask for. 

- Jason Peters (quad) was at practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. The expectation is for him to start on Sunday, but Halapoulivaati Vaitai has to be ready to go in, which has been a theme all year.

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