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Cary Williams has three sacks and 12 passes defensed this season. (USA Today Images)
The Eagles don’t give very many details about injuries, but starting right cornerback Cary Williams appeared on Thursday’s injury report as a limited participant at practice.
Williams wasn’t on Wednesday’s injury report and had participated in all warm-up drills Thursday that were open to the media, so he probably nursed some minor soreness and didn’t participate in all of team drills. The Eagles have a light walkthrough Friday and jogthrough Saturday before they board a plane for Minneapolis for a 1 p.m. Sunday kickoff against the Vikings at the Metrodome, so Williams has time to get ready to play.
Williams, one of the team’s most significant free-agent signings, has played all 13 games this season and has three interceptions along with a sack and 12 passes defensed. His 53 tackles are second-most in the Eagles’ secondary.
If his injury worsens and he can’t play, Williams would likely be replaced by Roc Carmichael, who started two games this season in place of an injured Bradley Fletcher.
Also limited at practice were reserve linebacker Najee Goode, who’s been hampered by a hamstring injury, and safety Earl Wolff, who’s coming back from a severe knee injury. Slot cornerback Brandon Boykin practiced in full despite a bothersome hip.
Every one of the 53 players on the roster practiced in some form, which is rare for an NFL team this late in the season.