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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (shoulder) remains day to day

Dec 18, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Jalen Hurts remains day to day with a shoulder injury but two key defensive players will return to practice for the Philadelphia Eagles, who can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win in Week 18.

The Eagles host the New York Giants on Sunday with the NFC East on the line as well.

Hurts has missed the past two games and the Eagles have dropped both with backup quarterback Gardner Minshew under center.

However, safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson and defensive end Robert Quinn have been designated to return from injured reserve, opening their 21-day practice window to rejoin the active roster.

Eagles coach Nick Siranni said the team will know more about Hurts’ status Thursday, adding that the team is having a walkthrough on Wednesday. Hurts will participate in the walkthrough.

“Tomorrow we’ll see a little bit more because we’ll be more than a walkthrough, we’ll be practicing and so we’ll get a better idea here in the next couple days,” Sirianni said Wednesday.

NFL Network has reported that Hurts is expected to play against the Giants.

Hurts injured his right (throwing) shoulder against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 18.

Hurts has passed for 3,472 yards, 22 touchdowns and five interceptions, and rushed for 747 yards and 13 scores in 14 games.

Minshew has passed for 663 yards and three touchdowns while also tossing three interceptions.

Quinn was placed on IR early last month after injuring his knee in practice. He underwent a procedure.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Quinn has two tackles, two quarterback hits and no sacks in five games since arriving in an Oct. 26 trade with the Bears.

Gardner-Johnson sustained a lacerated kidney in the team’s Week 12 game against Green Bay. Acquired in an Aug. 30 trade with the New Orleans Saints, Gardner-Johnson started 11 games for the Eagles and has 60 tackles and one sack along with the career-high six interceptions.

Sirianni also said that defensive end Josh Sweat was at the practice facility Wednesday after sustaining a neck injury in last week’s loss to New Orleans. He was taken to the hospital but released Sunday night. Sweat is day to day, Sirianni said. Sweat has a career-high 11 sacks and 48 tackles in 16 starts this season.

–Field Level Media