Mike Wallace expected to practice this week

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Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace said early this month that he was holding out hope of returning from a fractured fibula before the year was out.

He may have to be satisfied with a return to the practice field. Head coach Doug Pederson was asked at his Monday press conference if there was any chance of Wallace getting back this season.

“Mike Wallace is getting better, too,” Pederson said. “I will tell that you Mike will entertain some more individual reps, Wednesday, Thursday, and see where he’s at moving forward.”

Wallace was injured in September, so it has been a long time since he’s done any on-field work. That makes going from first practice steps to game action in a few days seem like a stretch.

The Eagles need to win in Week 17 while the Vikings lose in order to advance to the postseason. Getting there wouldn’t guarantee Wallace plays again, but it is likely his best chance of avoiding a wait until next season.

UPDATE 4:26 p.m. ET: The Eagles have activated Wallace from injured reserve. They also promoted cornerback Josh Hawkins from the practice squad. Cornerbacks De’Vante Bausby and Chandon Sullivan were waived.

4 responses to “Mike Wallace expected to practice this week

  1. The eagles really missed his deep speed this season. I’m not saying Wallace is a top wr, but the threat of his speed would have opened up a lot of space for the offense, just like torrey smith was able to do last season.

  2. About time they waive Bausby and Sullivan! They should not be on an NFL roster and shouts out to those bozo commentators who were gassing how good Bausby was in preseason! Welcome back Mike! Week one the wide receivers room was thin now week 17 it’s very crowded!

  3. auggiebeau87 says:
    December 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm
    About time they waive Bausby and Sullivan! They should not be on an NFL roster and shouts out to those bozo commentators who were gassing how good Bausby was in preseason! Welcome back Mike! Week one the wide receivers room was thin now week 17 it’s very crowded!

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    Who are you going to replace them with? There’s a reason the Eagles promoted these guys to the roster when most of the secondary went down with injuries. There aren’t exactly pro-bowl caliber DBs walking the streets unsigned these days.

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