Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets cornerback Michael Carter II (30) tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles RB Miles Sanders: ‘Ready to go’

Philadelphia running back Miles Sanders on Thursday declared himself “ready to go” for the Eagles’ season opener against the Detroit Lions.

Sanders was a full participant in practice Wednesday after suffering a hamstring injury in the Eagles’ preseason opener Aug. 12 against the New York Jets. He was sidelined for more than two weeks before returning to practice last week.

“It’s just one of those injuries you don’t want to risk it in camp, so I attacked the rehab and I’m back, ready to go,” Sanders said Thursday.

Sanders, 25, gained 912 yards from scrimmage in 12 starts last season. He missed four games in 2020 and five games in 2021 due to various injuries.

He has rushed for 2,439 yards and nine touchdowns, and added 104 catches for 864 yards and three scores in 40 games in 34 starts since Philadelphia drafted him in the second round in 2019.

Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott are behind Sanders on the depth chart. Philadelphia added some insurance at running back by claiming Trey Sermon off waivers and signing running back La’Mical Perine to the practice squad.

Sanders is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

The Eagles travel to Detroit on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) still not practicing

The timing of Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders’ return from a hamstring injury remains unclear.

Ten days out from the season opener, coach Nick Sirianni said Thursday that Sanders is “feeling better every day.”

“We’re hopeful and we’ll see what happens,” Sirianni said.

Sanders has been sidelined since catching two passes in the Aug. 12 preseason opener against the New York Jets.

Sanders, 25, gained 912 yards from scrimmage in 12 starts last season. He missed four games in 2020 and five games in 2021 due to various injuries.

He has rushed for 2,439 yards and nine touchdowns and added 104 catches for 864 yards and three scores in 40 games (34 starts) since Philadelphia drafted him in the second round in 2019.

The Eagles open the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 11. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott would likely share the backfield duties if Sanders is not available.

–Field Level Media

Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA;Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

No timetable for Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring)

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders missed another practice Friday with a hamstring injury.

Coach Nick Sirianni said the veteran starter is improving but it remains unclear when he will return to the field.

Sanders caught two passes for 20 yards in last Friday’s preseason opener against the New York Jets.

He did not participate when the team returned to practice Sunday due to what the team called leg soreness. After a walkthrough on Monday, he missed Tuesday’s workout and his status was updated to a hamstring injury.

Sanders, 25, gained 912 yards from scrimmage in 12 starts last season. He missed four games in 2020 and five games in 2021 due to various injuries.

He has rushed for 2,439 yards and nine touchdowns and added 104 catches for 864 yards and three scores in 40 games (34 starts) since Philadelphia drafted him in the second round in 2019.

Sanders appears unlikely to play in Sunday’s preseason game at Cleveland. The Eagles open the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 11.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) reacts as he takes the field before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Sanders: Eagles ‘feel like we’re on an All-Star team’

Running back Miles Sanders has high hopes for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.

How high? Well, the 25-year-old set the bar when discussing his team’s offense which includes quarterback Jalen Hurts, offseason acquisition A.J. Brown and fellow wideout DeVonta Smith, tight end Dallas Goedert and others.

“Oh man, we all feel like we’re on an All-Star team, so we feel great,” Sanders told CBS Sports when asked about the addition of Brown to the offense.

“We feel unstoppable, I’m not gonna lie. The vibes are great, always have been. (Head coach) Nick Sirianni is doing a great job just keeping the vibes right, the chemistry good.”

It should be noted that the Eagles finished 9-8 last season and were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC wild-card round.

Sanders averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry but was limited to a career-low 754 rushing yards and zero rushing touchdowns in 12 games last season.

Now, if Sanders’ over-the-top statement prior to the season sounds vaguely familiar, well that refrain has been heard before in Philadelphia.

Backup quarterback Vince Young labeled the Eagles as a “Dream Team” prior to the 2011 season. That team finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) reacts as he takes the field before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RB Miles Sanders has broken hand

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has a broken hand and will undergo further testing Monday to determine the extent of the damage, NFL Network reported.

The tests will guide the team as to whether Sanders can play through the injury, per the report.

Sanders suffered the injury late in the first half of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and was ruled out for the second half. He left the stadium in a soft cast. The Eagles won easily, 34-10.

Sanders finished with 45 yards rushing on seven carries.

On the season, Sanders has rushed for 754 yards, good enough for the team lead.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles designate RB Miles Sanders to return from IR

The Philadelphia Eagles activated the 21-day practice window for running back Miles Sanders on Wednesday.

Sanders, 24, has been on injured reserve since Oct. 29 with ankle and foot injuries.

The 2019 second-rounder rushed 63 times for 300 yards and no touchdowns in the first seven games this season, adding 19 catches for 118 yards.

The Eagles (4-6) are 2-1 in Sanders’ absence while averaging 208.7 rushing yards per game. Philadelphia averaged just 116.7 rushing yards over the first seven games.

The Eagles host the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders  at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) lands on IR

The Philadelphia Eagles are placing running back Miles Sanders on injured reserve, NFL Network reported Friday.

Sanders was carted to the locker room last Sunday after spraining his right ankle in the second quarter of a 33-23 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas.

The IR designation will keep Sanders on the sidelines for at least the next three games: Sunday at Detroit, Nov. 7 vs. the Los Angeles Chargers and Nov. 14 at Denver.

Sanders, 24, ranks second on the Eagles (2-5) with 300 rushing yards. He also has 19 catches for 118 yards.

A second-round pick in 2019, Sanders has rushed for 1,985 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 97 passes for 824 yards and three scores in 35 career games.

Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will be in line for more carries Sunday against the Lions (0-7).

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) takes the handoff from quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Sanders: No players liked QB switch

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders said he wasn’t a fan of the team’s decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s season finale against the Washington Football Team.

Sanders also said he wasn’t alone.

“If I’m being honest, nobody liked the decision, nobody,” Sanders said Tuesday on 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia. “That’s all I can say, really. I don’t know who was the main person behind that decision. All I know is that a lot of people on the team were confused.”

Sanders said he didn’t know whose decision it was to insert third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld into the game. The Eagles trailed by three points at the time and ultimately dropped a 20-14 decision to Washington.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said that he planned to get Sudfeld some snaps in the season finale, although others were quick to point that the Eagles benefitted by losing that game. They landed the No. 6 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

On Monday, New York Giants coach Joe Judge voiced his displeasure with the decision that played a role in his team being excluded from the playoffs. The Giants (6-10) would have captured the NFC East had the Eagles won on Sunday night.

“To disrespect the effort that everyone put forward to make this season a success in the National Football League, to disrespect the game by going out there and not competing for 60 minutes and doing everything they can to help those players win, we will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge said.

–Field Level Media