Jalen Hurts

Philadelphia Eagles
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Jalen Hurts News

Eased back into lineup

Hurts completed 20 of 35 passes for 229 yards and an interception and gained 13 rushing yards on nine carries in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Seeing his first action since Week 15 due to a shoulder injury, Hurts wasn't asked to do too much to help Philadelphia lock up the top seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported after the game that Hurts' shoulder was still sore, so the extra week off will help the 24-year-old quarterback get closer to 100 percent healthy ahead of the divisional round.

Jan 8, 2023 7:35 PM EST

Back in action in Week 18

Hurts (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants

Analysis: Making his first appearance since Week 15, Hurts will work through any lingering issues with his sprained right throwing shoulder as the Eagles seek the No. 1 seed in the NFC. During a Week 14 road win against the Giants, he completed 21 of 31 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing seven times for 77 yards and another score. Another productive outing for Hurts may be in store against a New York team that may not use many regulars due to being locked into the sixth seed in the NFC.

Jan 8, 2023 12:00 PM EST

Expected to start

Hurts (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, is expected to start, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: This always seemed like the expected course of action after Hurts managed to practice in some capacity all week, although official confirmation will likely come prior to the team's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. The Eagles can guarantee the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win over the Giants, who are already locked into the No. 6 seed and are expected to start third-stringer Davis Webb in place of Daniel Jones according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record.

Jan 7, 2023 2:14 PM EST

Listed as questionable

Hurts (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Hurts was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, with coach Nick Sirianni saying at the end of the week that the QB is "trending in the right direction" for Sunday (per Zach Berman of The Athletic). The Eagles may treat him as a game-day decision ahead of their 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, with Gardner Minshew ready for a third start if Hurts ultimately is declared inactive. A win Sunday would give the Eagles the No. 1 seed in the NFC, while a loss would drop them to No. 5 if the Cowboys beat the Commanders. The Giants, meanwhile, are locked in as the No. 6 seed and may pull/rest some starters to prepare for the wild-card round.

Jan 6, 2023 1:06 PM EST

Trending in right direction

Coach Nick Sirianni said Friday that Hurts (shoulder) is "trending in the right direction," Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hurts is coming off back-to-back limited practice sessions, so barring his participating in full Friday, the quarterback cold at least carry an injury designation into Sunday's matchup against the Giants. The extent of Hurts' participation Friday should be telling as to his chances of returning from a two-game absence due to a right shoulder sprain.

Jan 6, 2023 8:09 AM EST

Stays limited Thursday

Hurts (right shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

Analysis: During the media-access portion of Thursday's session, Hurts went through a ball-security drill that he was absent from a week ago, according to Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Hurts also made throws with good velocity across his body while running to his left and again was the first quarterback to work in individual drills, per Tim McManus of ESPN.com. Still, Hurts logged a second consecutive capped session to kick off Week 18 prep, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday's contest against the Giants. His listing on Friday's injury report will be telling for his chances to put an end to a two-game absence due to a sprained right throwing shoulder.

Jan 5, 2023 1:38 PM EST

Officially limited Wednesday

Hurts (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's walk-through practice.

Analysis: Per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hurts worked with the first-team offense to kick off Week 18 prep, but his eventual workload wasn't enough for him to be considered a full participant. There's an expectation that Hurts will return from a two-game absence Sunday against the Giants, but he may need to log all activity in a practice to prove he's past his sprained right throwing shoulder.

Jan 4, 2023 1:09 PM EST

Status still day by day

Coach Nick Sirianni said Wednesday that Hurts (shoulder) is still being evaluated day by day, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sirianni said the Eagles would know more about Hurts' health Thursday, as Wednesday's practice is a walkthrough. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has reported that Hurts is expected to play Sunday versus the Giants, but fantasy managers will want to monitor the situation until Sirianni officially makes a decision about the star quarterback's Week 18 status. Philadelphia is coming off back-to-back losses with Gardner Minshew under center, but a win over New York on Sunday would clinch the NFC East division title for the team.

Jan 4, 2023 9:45 AM EST

Expected to play Week 18

Hurts (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, Hurts would've played in Week 17 if it had been a playoff game, but the Eagles opted exercise the utmost caution to avoid a potential setback with the star quarterback's injured shoulder. Philadelphia has missed back-to-back games without Hurts and will look to get back on track against the Giants before postseason play begins. Despite Rapoport's encouraging update, fantasy managers should still monitor Hurts' participation at practice during Week 18 prep before locking him into lineups.

Jan 2, 2023 10:51 AM EST

Officially out Sunday

Hurts (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Saints.

Analysis: Hurts provided a glimmer of hope when he returned to practice Thursday, but after putting together back-to-back limited sessions to end Week 17 prep, the Eagles listed him as doubtful to play Sunday due to the sprained right throwing shoulder that he suffered Week 15 in Chicago. He'll thus cede quarterback duties to Gardner Minshew on Sunday, while Hurts himself will attempt to put himself in position to return for a Week 18 matchup with the Giants.

Jan 1, 2023 8:36 AM EST

Not expected to play Sunday

Hurts (right shoulder) is not in line to play Sunday against the Saints, but is expected to be available for the Eagles' Week 18 contest against the Giants, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Official confirmation of Hurts' Week 17 status will arrive when Philadelphia's inactives are posted ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, with the QB having been listed as doubtful by the team after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. Assuming Hurts isn't available versus New Orleans, Gardner Minshew will be slated to make his second straight start, while the Eagles' approach with regard to whether or how much to play Hurts next weekend will presumably hinge on if the team has clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed or not.

Jan 1, 2023 5:26 AM EST

Doubtful for Week 17

Hurts (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Week 16 due to a sprained right throwing shoulder, Hurts returned to the practice field Thursday and maintained a limited listing into Friday's session. Despite showing signs of progress, though, he appears destined to be unavailable Sunday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Friday that Hurts did show significant strides this week, so even if he doesn't play Week 17, he may be an option to suit up Week 18 against the Giants, especially if the Eagles have yet to lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. With Hurts expected to sit Sunday, Gardner Minshew is in line to get another start under center for Philadelphia.

Dec 30, 2022 12:28 PM EST

Limited at Thursday's practice

Hurts (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

Analysis: Hurts was on the field for warmups and proceeded to get reps ahead of both Gardner Minshew and Ian Book, per Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer. It's the first sign that a return to action may be imminent for Hurts, who sat out a Week 16 loss at Dallas due to a sprained right throwing shoulder. Friday's injury report will reveal whether or not he'll avoid a designation heading into the weekend, but he more than likely will be listed as questionable if he has a chance to play Sunday versus the Saints.

Dec 29, 2022 1:06 PM EST

Back at practice Thursday

Hurts (shoulder) took part in warmups ahead of Thursday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: This marks Hurts' first action since spraining his right throwing shoulder Dec. 18 in Chicago and his first practice since Dec. 16. According to Tolentino, Hurts actually worked ahead of fellow quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and Ian Book, a fair sign that he's potentially putting himself in position to play Sunday against the Saints. Thursday's injury report will reveal how much activity Hurts was able to handle.

Dec 29, 2022 10:52 AM EST

DNP at walkthrough

Hurts (shoulder) was a non-participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Eagles still have some work to do to lock down the No. 1 seed on the NFC side of the playoffs after Saturday's loss at Dallas, but Hurts has yet to log any practice reps due to the sprained right shoulder that he suffered Week 15 in Chicago. He still has a pair of sessions available to him this week to put himself in a position to play Sunday against the Saints, but Gardner Minshew is the next man up to direct Philadelphia's offense if Hurts requires more time to rehab his injury.

Dec 28, 2022 1:10 PM EST

Could push to play in Week 17

With the Eagles unable to clinch the NFC East and the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that Hurts (shoulder) could push to play in Week 17 against the Saints.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, Hurts is considered day-to-day due to the sprained right shoulder he sustained during Week 15 action, but with the Eagles still having something to play for at this stage, it's possible that their franchise QB could return to the field as soon as next weekend. Added context on that front should arrive in the coming days, but if Hurts isn't cleared to face New Orleans, Gardner Minshew would be in line for another start.

Dec 25, 2022 10:07 AM EST

Uncertain for Week 17

Hurts (shoulder), who is set to miss Saturday's game against the Cowboys, is uncertain to play in the Eagles' Week 17 matchup with the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Eagles plan on seeing how this weekend plays out in terms of the NFC playoff picture, as well as how Hurts' shoulder responds to rest and treatment before determining his Week 17 status. The MVP candidate is recovering from a joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. More clarity on his status will come following the weekend's slate, but Gardner Minshew would be in line for another start under center if Hurts ultimately has to miss another week.

Dec 23, 2022 8:55 PM EST

Officially ruled out for Week 16

The Eagles list Hurts (shoulder) as out for Saturday's game in Dallas.

Analysis: Head coach Nick Sirianni confirmed earlier Thursday that Gardner Minshew will pick up his first start of the season in place of Hurts, who won't be made available as an emergency backup after failing to practice in any capacity this week while managing a right shoulder sprain. The Eagles haven't decided on Hurts' status beyond Saturday's contest, but it's possible that the 24-year-old ends up sitting out Week 17 against the Saints and/or Week 18 against the Giants with Philadelphia close to securing the NFC's No. 1 overall seed. At least for this weekend, No. 3 quarterback Ian Book will dress as Minshew's backup while Hurts is in street clothes.

Dec 22, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Set to miss Saturday's game

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said Thursday that he doesn't expect Hurts to be available to play Saturday in Dallas, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. "It's looking like it's going to be Gardner [Minshew]," Sirianni said, when asked who would serve as the Eagles' starting quarterback in Week 16.

Analysis: According to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Sirianni praised Hurts' toughness and said that the signal-caller pushed to play this weekend, but after not practicing Tuesday and Wednesday, Hurts looks as though he'll miss his first game of the season. Expect the Eagles to formally rule Hurts out for the Week 16 contest following Thursday's practice, paving the way for Ian Book to dress as the backup behind Minshew. Hurts, who is recovering from a right shoulder sprain, will turn his focus to getting healthy in advance of the Eagles' Week 17 game Jan. 1 versus the Saints.

Dec 22, 2022 7:25 AM EST

Not at practice

Hurts (shoulder) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gardner Minshew is taking first-team reps after missing Tuesday's session to attend to a personal matter. Hurts, meanwhile, is absent for a second straight day due to a shoulder sprain, with multiple reports suggesting Minshew is likely to start Saturday in Dallas. The Eagles haven't ruled Hurts out, and they might wait until the weekend (or at least the final injury report) to do so even if they've already made a decision internally.

Dec 21, 2022 11:12 AM EST

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