Philadelphia Eagles Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Elliott is on track for Sunday's game against the Bears, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "Everything is looking good for him, where he's at right now," Pederson relayed about Elliott. "I do believe that, and I feel in the bottom of my heart, that Jake will be ready."
Impact: Elliott sustained a head injury during the opening kickoff of Sunday's contest at Dallas, hitting helmets with Cowboys returner Ryan Switzer and forcing the Eagles to attempt two-point conversions on each of their four second-half touchdowns. With a limited showing Wednesday and attendance at meetings, Elliott has achieved his baseline on neurological testing. However, his final hurdles will be increasing his workload in practice and gaining clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play this weekend.
News: Burton was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a back injury.
Impact: Burton ranked third among Eagles tight ends in offensive snaps (13) in the team's Week 11 win over the Cowboys, with Zach Ertz (60) and Brent Celek (23) both seeing more action. It appears Burton's back may have presented complications despite the light workload, though his participation in practice Wednesday still makes it likely he'll be good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Bears.
News: Elliott (concussion) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Impact: Elliott made a surprise appearance Wednesday, wearing his helmet and taking part in kicking drills. The Eagles listed him as limited, though, as he remains embedded in the concussion protocol. He must receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play Sunday against the Bears, but the team has yet to bring in another kicker this week, signaling there's hope for Elliott to overcome the head injury without missing any action.
News: Elliott (concussion) is wearing a helmet and kicking at Wednesday's practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Elliott entered the concussion protocol following his early removal from Sunday's 37-9 win over Dallas, forcing the Eagles to attempt two-point conversions after their final four touchdowns. He'll probably be listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report, but Elliott's ability to practice in a significant capacity supports head coach Doug Pederson's expectation that the rookie kicker will be ready for the Week 12 game against Chicago. With the Eagles heavily favored in that contest, Elliott will be one of the top fantasy options at his position if he's cleared to play.
News: Sturgis, who was placed on injured reserve after suffering a left hip flexor tear in the season opener, is said to be nearing a return to full health, but the Eagles aren't expected to activate him from IR at any point, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Jake Elliott, the kicker who replaced Sturgis on the 53-man roster after Week 1, remains in the concussion protocol, but Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expects the rookie to receive clearance in advance of Sunday's game against the Bears. Even if Elliott ends up being ruled out for that contest, it's uncertain if Sturgis would be ready to kick in Week 12 if needed. With that in mind, it's more likely than not that Sturgis won't make another appearance for the Eagles, given that he's set to become a free agent this offseason and Pederson has previously pledged his commitment to Elliott, who has nailed a franchise-record five field goals of 50 or more yards this season.
News: Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expects Elliott (concussion) to be available for Sunday's game against the Bears, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Pederson noted that while Elliott remains in the concussion protocol and won't be allowed to kick during Wednesday's practice, the rookie has already made his way through most phases of the protocol and is likely to receive full clearance by the time the weekend arrives. Though Caleb Sturgis -- who opened the season as the team's kicker before suffering a torn hip flexor in Week 1 and moving to injured reserve -- is close to being available, Pederson has indicated that the team intends to proceed with Elliott if the concussion doesn't prove to be an issue.