Hurts making progress in recovery from shoulder injury ahead of divisional round
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said quarterback Jalen Hurts will be a full participant in Tuesday's practice ahead of Saturday's divisional-round matchup versus the New York Giants.
"He'll be ready to roll today, full go," Sirianni said.
Hurts wasn't listed on the injury report Tuesday. He suffered a shoulder sprain in the Eagles' Week 15 matchup against the Chicago Bears. Hurts missed the next two games before suiting up against the Giants in the regular-season finale.
The 24-year-old threw for 229 yards with one interception in the Eagles' Week 18 victory. Hurts was limited in the three practices leading up to the last Giants game.
"He's better today than he was two weeks ago," Sirianni said. "He's continuing to get better, and he feels good."
The Eagles were reluctant to use Hurts' legs in the season finale, as he ran for 13 yards on nine attempts, but none of the carries were designed runs.
Hurts' rushing ability was a massive part of the Eagles' offensive success, as he ran for 760 yards and 13 touchdowns.
"I've got a bounty on me every week I take the field," Hurts said Tuesday on Giants defenders coming after him, according to John Clark of NBC Philadelphia. Hurts opened his press conference by saying he's "feeling good," according to Geoff Mosher of Inside The Birds.
The Eagles are 14-1 in games Hurts has started this season.
Sirianni gave an update on cornerback Avonte Maddox as well, saying, "we'll see" when asked if he'll play this weekend. Maddox missed the final two games of the season with a toe injury.
Philadelphia hosts the Giants in the divisional round on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET.
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