Coach Doug Pederson said both receivers Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) were expected to be full participants in practice Wednesday. Both receivers ended up practicing in a limited capacity.
Pederson added that right tackle Lane Johnson has been cleared to practice but was not completely through concussion protocol. The Pro Bowler needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist to play Sunday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday night that Johnson did clear concussion protocol.
Running back Jordan Howard continues to deal with a shoulder injury and is still not cleared for contact. Philly's top RB has missed the past two games but is trending in the right direction, per Pederson. Howard was a limited participant Wednesday.
Other news we are monitoring Wednesday:
»Detroit Lions QB Jeff Driskel (hamstring) is still sore after being a limited participant in practice, per coach Matt Patricia. He will back up David Blough against the Bears on Thursday. Also questionable for the Lions are DE Trey Flowers (concussion), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) and CB Tracy Walker (knee). Officially ruled out for the Lions are cornerbacks Jamal Agnew (ankle) and Rashaan Melvin (ribs).
» NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Miami Dolphins receiver Jakeem Grant, who suffered an ankle injury, is headed to injured reserve, per a source informed of the situation. Grant's season ends with 19 receptions for 164 yards and one rushing touchdown.
» The Carolina Panthers announced defensive tackle Dontari Poe (quad) and left guard Greg Van Roten (foot) have been placed on injured reserve after suffering injuries Sunday. Poe is having surgery on his torn quad and Van Roten will also undergo surgery for a dislocated toe, per Rapoport.
»Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is no longer in concussion protocol after being cleared by a neurological consultant Wednesday, but remains on the injury report with a knee injury and did not practice on Wednesday. RB James Conner (shoulder) and CB Artie Burns (knee) did not practice either while LT Alejandro Villanueva (shoulder) was limited.
»Cleveland Browns LT Greg Robinson is in concussion protocol after showing symptoms at the team facility today. Justin McCray would fill in at LT if Robinson cannot play this Sunday in Pittsburgh.
»Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) and DE Alex Okafor (ankle) practiced on Wednesday, per head coach Andy Reid. RB Damien Williams (ribs) did not practice.
»Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and the team see how he progresses from there, said head coach Frank Reich. WR Devin Funchess (shoulder), who has been on IR since Week 2, will not play this week and the team has until Dec. 4 to make a decision on if he returns this season.
»New York Giants LB Kareem Martin (knee) has been designated for return from IR, the team announced. Martin was placed on IR after Week 1.
Giants receiver Golden Tate (concussion), safety Jabrill Peppers (back) and tight end Evan Engram (foot) all did not practice Wednesday.
»San Francisco 49ers LT Joe Staley (finger), DE Dee Ford (hamstring) and TE George Kittle (knee/ankle) did not practice Wednesday, while running back Matt Breida (ankle) returned to practice in limited fashion. Kicker Robbie Gould (quad) has been cleared to practice but has yet to be activated from IR.
» The Green Bay Packers have claimed formerly retired OT Jared Veldheer, according to Rapoport. Veldheer will serve as insurance for injured T Bryan Bulaga.
» Eight New England Patriots players did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to an illness, according to the team's injury report. Notables of the eight include OT Isaiah Wynn, LB Jamie Collins, CB Stephon Gilmore, LB D'Onta Hightower, TE Ryan Izzo and S Patrick Chung. NFL Network's Michael Giardi says the flu bug is going around in the Patriots' locker room.
»New York Jets offensive lineman Chuma Edoga (knee) and linebacker C.J. Mosley (groin) did not practice Wednesday.