By Peter Gleason
Good news for Eagles junkies:
Running back Jay Ajayi is on pace for tomorrow night’s opener against the Atlanta Falcons at the Linc.
Ajayi was a full participant in yesterday’s practice after being limited on Monday.
The 25-year-old tailback sat out the final two weeks of the preseason with a foot injury as the Eagles were playing it safe.
Ajayi is expected to be the Birds’ early-down workhorse. Last season down the stretch, Ajayi earned 15.7 touches per game in his last six contests played, including playoffs. Expect that number to increase this season.
Having Ajayi ready to go is a good sign for theEagles, who are dealing with several other banged-up positions.
Receivers Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins will miss the opener; neither practiced yesterday. Defensive end Michael Bennett (knee) also sat out — he was not listed on Monday’s injury report.
Quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) was limited in practice yesterday. Nick Foles will start against the Falcons as Wentz continues to rehab.