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Miles Sanders doesn’t practice on Friday for Week 17

Miles Sanders likely out for Week 17 against Washington.

Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball in the first half agaisnt Randy Gregory #94 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Friday update: Sanders didn’t practice on Friday and is expected to be out, per NBC’s Dave Zangaro. Boston Scott should get the lead back touches on Sunday night.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders was a new addition to the injury report on Thursday. He is listed with a knee injury but was able to get a full practice in on Wednesday. That downgrade isn’t good news for his chances to play in a game with no real importance to the team.

The Washington Football Team does very much want to win their matchup with the Eagles, as it would give them the NFC East title and a ticket to the playoffs. The Eagles likely won’t rest anybody just to rest them, but if they aren’t 100 percent, there won’t be any pressing reasons to start them either. If Sanders can’t go, Boston Scott would get the lead back work.

Sanders has had a good season in terms of efficiency, as he averaged 5.3 yards per carry, but has missed three games with injury. If he were to end up missing the season finale, he would have 164 rushing attempts for 867 yards rushing for six touchdowns and 28 receptions for 197 yards and no touchdowns.