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Miles Sanders, Nelson Agholor sit out first practice of Wild Card week

The Eagles are shorthanded across the board. We break down their first injury report of Wild Card week, which includes Miles Sanders and Nelson Agholor.

Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles concluded their first practice of Wild Card week, and they have a couple significant questions. Running back Miles Sanders and wide receiver Nelson Agholor were both listed as DNPs for Wednesday’s practice. Zach Ertz got in a limited workout after sitting out last week with a fractured rib and lacerated kidney.

Sanders suffered a low ankle sprain in Week 17 that knocked him out of the game. Head coach Doug Pederson said the running back was “going to be OK.” Boston Scott replaced Sanders and rushed for three touchdowns while compiling 138 total yards of offense.

Agholor has been sidelined since injuring his knee in Week 13. He has yet to take part in even a limited practice session since then and seems unlikely to play this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Every team is banged up when January rolls around, but the Eagles have suffered a considerable amount of injuries to date. If Sanders gets in a limited workout before the end of the week, he should be good to go. If he sits Boston Scott would likely get the start and Jordan Howard would offset him to some extent. Howard was active in Week 17, but did not get a touch, so his workload availability is not entirely clear. For now, Sanders will be worth tracking the next two days of practice.

Agholor seems unlikely to play, leaving J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward as the top two receivers. Ertz and Dallas Goedert are effectively the team’s top two receivers at this point.