Doug Pederson expects to have both of his starting offensive tackles for Sunday's Eagles game at the Linc against the Panthers.
That means Jason Peters will play through his biceps and quad injuries and Lane Johnson will play through that high ankle sprain.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai will be prepared to go in at left or right tackle if one of them needs to come out of the game. Isaac Seumalo will be prepared to go from left guard to tackle if both of them need to come out of the game. In that case, Stefen Wisniewski would take the then-vacant left guard spot.
Here are game statuses for Sunday:
OUT: Darren Sproles (hamstring), Corey Graham (hamstring), Nate Gerry (knee, ankle), D.J. Alexander (quad), Sidney Jones (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: Haloti Ngata (calf)
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Here are some more details from Pederson:
The Eagles on Friday promoted DT Bruce Hector from the practice squad, which seemed to indicate Ngata (calf) wouldn't be able to play. That's not entirely the case. Pederson said adding Hector gives them depth, but Ngata is still day to day and questionable.
"Progressing well and we'll see where he's at today after practice," Pederson said.
The Green Goblin popped up on the injury report Thursday with a hamstring injury he suffered during the practice, but Pederson said Mills is "fine" and will be able to play Sunday.
We haven't seen the Eagles' oldest running back since Week 1 after he hurt his hamstring during practice. He's missed five games and will miss his sixth Sunday.
Will he practice next week?
"We're optimistic," Pederson said. "Again, I don't want to push him with the injury he's had to his lower body, obviously being a runner and a sprinter. We just want to make sure he's good. Optimism is high and hopefully, we can get him back next week."
The Eagles' backup corner missed the first two days of practice this week for personal reasons. He posted on his Instagram about his grandmother's death. Pederson said Douglas is back with the team on Friday and will be available Sunday.
Mack Hollins/Mike Wallace
Both are still on IR, but could possibly return later this season. It wasn't much of an update, but Pederson did give one Friday:
"Both those guys are doing well. We're not at that point yet with them. But they're progressing nicely through their rehabs and once we cross that bridge down the road, I'll be able to give you more information. But they're both doing well with their rehab."
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