Super Bowl news: Eagles, Chiefs issue first estimated injury reports
Neither the Philadelphia Eagles nor the Kansas City Chiefs actually practiced Wednesday, but the teams had to release estimated injury reports as part of the Super Bowl buildup.
The Eagles listed five players under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox, Robert Quinn and Cam Jurgens.
All five players had “rest” designations attached to their injuries, indicating the team is taking a cautious approach with them.
Dickerson reportedly suffered a hyperextension of his right elbow in the Eagles’ NFC Championship game win. The starting left guard is scheduled to play Feb. 12.
Johnson will undergo groin surgery after the season. For now, he is managed so that he can play despite the pain.
Maddox saw limited playing time in his first game after a toe injury. The Eagles will be careful with him to avoid any setbacks.
Quinn faced various problems. The veteran pass thrower should be ready for the big game.
Jurgens is an unexpected addition to the report. He had to get bumped for a very limited playing time.
In non-injury list news, the NFL placed Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills (normally a healthy scratch) on the commissioner’s exempt list after being charged with rape and kidnapping.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
OG Landon Dickerson (elbow, rest)
OT Lane Johnson (groin, rest)
C Cam Jurgens (hip, rest)
CB Avonte Maddox (toe, rest)
BY Robert Quinn (foot, rest)
KANSAS CITY CHIEF INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Andy Reid’s current side are a little more screwed up than his old side…but there’s still plenty of time for the Chiefs to recover before kickoff.
The four names to watch ahead of the Super Bowl: starting cornerback L’Jarius Sneed and wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman and Kadarius Toney. All members of this quartet were listed under DNP.
Sneed is recovering from a concussion that limited him to just four snaps played in the AFC Championship game. He has three interceptions, 11 passes defended, three forced fumbles and an 84.2 passer rating when targeted this season. The Chiefs would definitely like to have him in the lineup against AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith.
JuJu ranks second on the Chiefs in receiving with 933 yards. He was injured in the AFCCG and was limited to just one catch for seven yards.
Toney ranks third on the Chiefs in playoff targets and has been dealing with the punt return since joining KC’s roster. He was also beaten at the AFCCG.
Hardman’s appearance in the NFCCG was his first since his injury in Week 9. He left the game early with a pelvic injury.
Starting right guard Trey Smith and starting linebacker Willie Gay were both listed as limited. They should be ready for the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes was able to play despite ankle pain in the AFCCG. He can do it again during the Super Bowl.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Mecole Hardman (bass)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)
WR Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring)
CB L’Jarius Sneed (Concussion)
OG Trey Smith (ankle)
LB Willie Gay (shoulder)
QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle)
RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle)
RB Isiah Pacheco (wrist)
WR Justin Watson (illness)