By Teddy Brenner
The Eagles will have rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor Sunday night for the first time in a month, as multiple media outlets reported that he was cleared to play.
Reagor sustained torn thumb ligaments in Week 2 and was expected to be sidelined for six or seven weeks, but he returned to practice this week and has participated without incident. Barring a setback, he might even be in the starting lineup against the visiting Dallas Cowboys.
Reagor, who was drafted 21st overall in the first round, the fourth wide receiver selected, caught five passes for 96 yards in the first two games, including a 55-yard reception.
The Eagles also activated tight end Dallas Goedert for practice, but he is not as far along and is not expected to play Sunday. Goedert is returning from a high ankle sprain and a small tibia fracture.
“I’m feeling good. It’s been a blast being able to get out there with the team again, just see their faces a little bit more,” Goedert said after yesterday’s practice. “When you’re on IR, you’re out of the building for a while. So it’s been good to see those guys. It’s just been a blast to be back. For Sunday, we’re still just day by day. I got to go out there, ran some routes with Carson today. But we’re still taking it slow, making sure everything’s the way it’s supposed to be.”
Goedert said that, in order for him to play, his ankle has to be strong enough to hold up while he sustains a block or makes a sharp cut when running a route.
“I can’t go out there at 75 percent and just get covered. I’m just a waste,” he said.