The Eagles are getting their most important defender back, as the team officially announced the 21-day practice window for three players.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Robert Quinn, and Brett Toth all returned to practice ahead of the Week 18 matchup against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Pro Bowl quarterback Jalen Hurts was a limited practice participant last week while recovering from a sprained throwing shoulder. He’ll participate this week in the leadup to Sunday’s must-win matchup.
Here’s more from the Wednesday press release.
Mandatory Credit: Armond Feffer-USA TODAY Sports
Gardner-Johnson has been out since suffering a lacerated kidney in the win over Green Bay. .
His six interceptions are tied with Minkah Fitzpatrick, Justin Simmons, and Tariq Woolen for most in NFL.
Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
The Eagles acquired Quinn from the Chicago Bears in late October before the trade deadline for a fourth-round pick. He had appeared in five games for Philadelphia and had zero sacks and two tackles before going on IR.
Quinn, 32, posted a career-high 18.5 sacks in 2021 — second most in the NFL — but registered just one sack in seven games with the Bears this season before being traded.
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Toth can play both guard and tackle and has appeared in nine regular-season games for the Eagles over the last two years, suffering an ACL tear in last season’s Week 18 loss to the Cowboys.