Eagles Injury Update: Rookie Watkins not practicing

Eagles Injury Update: Rookie Watkins not practicing

September 3, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Rookie Jaylen Watkins did not practice on Wednesday. His status for the season opener is unknown. (USA Today Images)

The Eagles practiced in pads Wednesday for the first time this week as they get ready for Sunday’s season opener.

One rookie not wearing any pads or his helmet was cornerback Jaylen Watkins, who took his place among wideout Josh Huff and offensive lineman Matt Tobin as spectators.

Huff is still rehabbing his sprained shoulder and Tobin is out for a few weeks with a high ankle sprain. The Eagles don’t disclose immediate injury information, so Watkins’ injury and status for Sunday’s game at the Linc against the Jags is unknown.

With or without injury, Watkins is likely to be among the seven inactive Eagles on Sunday given the team’s depth at corner. Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll are each expected to be active.

Watkins, a fourth-round pick out of Florida, had missed time earlier in training camp with a hamstring injury. He did some light running Wednesday on the sideline while the rest of his teammates were warming up.

Everyone else appeared to be practicing in full, including running back Chris Polk and linebacker Connor Barwin.

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