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Eagles receiver returns to practice ahead of Commanders game


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Eagles receiver returns to practice ahead of Commanders game


Eagles receiver Quez Watkins (illness) returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session. He was limited.

That means the Eagles are again incredibly healthy as they prepare for their Week 3 game on the road against the Washington Commanders.

In addition to Watkins’ return, the Eagles also had Haason Reddick (knee) and Avonte Maddox (back) were at practice after being limited participants to start the week. They were limited again.

The Eagles practiced outside in a light rain on Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles also handed out some rest on Thursday. The following veterans were limited because of it: A.J. Brown, Fletcher Cox, Landon Dickerson, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, Darius Slay, Josh Sweat.

Through the first two weeks of the season the Eagles have not needed to give any of their players injury game statuses like questionable, doubtful or out.

The only significant injury the Eagles have had recently was to defensive end Derek Barnett, who was lost for the season with an ACL tear. Also, backup left tackle Andre Dillard broke his forearm just before the season and needed surgery. Dillard is on IR but expected to return at some point this season.

Meanwhile in Washington, the Commanders are dealing with several injuries. Here’s their report from Thursday:

Did not practice: DE Casey Toohill (concussion), DT Daniel Wise (ankle)

Limited: DE James Smith-Williams (abdominal), G Saahdiq Charles (shoulder)

Full: DT Jonathan Allen (groin), S Kam Curl (thumb), Wes Schweitzer (hamstring)

Smith-Williams is a notable addition to the injury report on Thursday. He has started the first two games for the Commanders this season and had a sack in Week 2.

The good news for Washington is that Schweitzer was a full participant on Thursday after being limited to start the week. Schweitzer is expected to take over at center if he’s healthy enough to play. The Commanders lost starting center Chase Roullier last week to a knee injury; he’s on IR.


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