Eagles Injury Update: Derek Barnett Is Day to Day, Per Doug Pederson

Derek Barnett has missed practice the last two days because of a shoulder injury he suffered in Tennessee on Sunday. 

It looks like he might not be able to play against the Vikings in two days. 

"We're going to see how he goes today and make a determination as today goes," head coach Doug Pederson said. "But he's day to day."

Barnett, 22, has been the Eagles' most consistent defensive end in his second NFL season, so not having him on Sunday would hurt. 

Even without Barnett, though, the Eagles would still have Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Michael Bennett. They could even activate and play rookie Josh Sweat, who has yet to take a defensive snap this season.  

If Barnett can't go on Sunday, that could change. Pederson said Sweat has been rotating in during practice over the first quarter of the season and could play some on Sunday. 

"He's done a nice job and if that's the case (Barnett out)," Pederson said, "I feel comfortable with him being in the rotation."

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Corey Clement, Darren Sproles  
The Eagles are in danger of missing two of their key running backs again this week. Both players have missed the two most important days of practice, even though Clement has been seen running on a side field. 

"Both Darren and Corey are going to give us a little something today, see what we can do and then make a determination after that," Pederson said. "If they can't, then Wendell and Jay and Josh again have a great opportunity. Again, it goes back to the health of the player and making sure everybody is at least 100 percent or at least close to it." 

The areas where the Eagles have really missed these two is on third downs and on special teams. 

Jason Kelce 
The Eagles' veteran center is a tough guy and hasn't even been listed on the injury report or missed significant practice time, but he's clearly not 100 percent. He's been seen wearing a knee brace and there's something ailing him. 

When asked about an NBC Sports Philadelphia report that Isaac Seumalo could start at left guard this week, Pederson volunteered some information about Kelce. He said Kelce has been getting "a little extra rest" during the week. 

"Just rest," Pederson said. "He's a veteran player who does a lot for us and just want to make sure that he's 100 percent. He practices full every day, but just want to give him a play here or there."

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