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Thursday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 7

Things are beginning to turn the corner in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars announced Thursday that 11 players, all of whom belong to the practice squad, have been removed from the team's reserve/COVID-19 list less than a week after being added in response to a practice squad player testing positive for the virus.

Running back Nathan Cottrell, tight end Ben Ellefson, linebackers Nate Evans and Joe Giles-Harris; receivers Terry Godwin, Josh Hammond and Trey Quinn; offensive linemen Jared Hilbers and Austen Pleasants; and defensive backs Doug Middleton and Josh Nurse well re-join the team's active practice squad roster.

Only practice squad offensive lineman KC McDermott and suspended defensive lineman Josh Mauro remain on the list.

Jags LB Myles Jack (ankle) did not practice, while wide receivers D.J. Chark (ankle) and Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) were limited.

Here are other injury and roster developments we're tracking on Thursday:

  • The New York Giants plan on having first-round left tackle Andrew Thomas back in the starting lineup vs. the Eagles tonight, Rapoport reported per an informed source. Thomas was benched during the first half of the team's Week 6 contest against Washington for violating team policy. Rapoport added that Thomas returns in good standing. The Giants announced veteran receiver Sterling Shepard, who was activated off injured reserve, and first-year wideout Alex Bachman, who was activated from the practice squad, are expected to play against the Eagles. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Shepard will be active against the Eagles. Linebacker Trent Harris has also been elevated from the practice squad.

The following players are inactive for the Giants against the Eagles: WR C.J. Board, CB Darnay Holmes, FS Adrian Colbert, OT Jackson Barton, TE Eric Tomlinson, R.J. McIntosh and DE Jabaal Sheard.

Giants running back Devonta Freeman (ankle) is questionable to return for Thursday's game.

  • The Philadelphia Eagles placed tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) on injured reserve; he's expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks. The team also signed guard Jamon Brown to the practice squad and elevated Brown and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the practice squad to the active roster. Offensive lineman Matt Pryor is re-joining the team after being removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The following players are inactive for the Eagles against the Giants: QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Miles Sanders, S K'Von Wallace, OL Jack Driscoll, WR Quez Watkins and DT Malik Jackson.

Eagles defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway (bicep) was ruled out in the second half of Thursday's game. Cornerback Craig James (hamstring) and offensive tackle Lane Johnson (knee) each left Thursday's game early. DeSean Jackson was helped off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury and did not return.

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