PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles' 53-man roster is generally healthy heading into Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons (4:35 ET, NBC), but there are a couple injuries of note.
Rookie cornerback Sidney Jones and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe are both questionable with hamstring injuries. Ellerbe, a nine-year veteran, was signed by the Eagles in November and recently moved into the starting middle linebacker spot, the latest to fill the void left by Jordan Hicks (Achilles). He did not practice on Tuesday but returned to the field for the last two days of prep. If he can't go, duties would fall to a reserve group that includes Kamu Grugier-Hill, Najee Goode and Nathan Gerry.
Jones made his pro debut in the regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys following a long rehab from an Achilles rupture. He popped up on the report Wednesday and was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Coach Doug Pederson was asked if he'd consider playing Jones against the Falcons.
"Yeah, if he’s healthy, yeah. I mean, that’s a hypothetical but again if he’s there we’ll make the decision game day," he said.
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is recovering from a high-ankle sprain but was a full participant all week and plans on playing Saturday. Graham told ESPN he went to see a specialist in North Carolina after injuring the right ankle on Christmas night in a game against the Oakland Raiders. The specialist found no ligament damage, per Graham.
"I feel great and I'm ready to go," he said.
Starting left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) also practiced in full this week.