Alshon Jeffery's shoulder injury likely will keep him sidelined at the start of the season, but it appears he's looking good to be back sooner rather than later.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters after Thursday's 10-9 victory over the New York Jets that the team is planning to take Jeffery off the PUP list on Friday. Pederson classified the wide receiver's status as day to day.
By staying off PUP, the Eagles will keep Jeffery on the 53-man roster and not be forced to keep him on the sideline until midseason.
It's a positive development for the Eagles even if it was anticipated. Still, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, Jeffery unlikely will be healthy enough to play next week in the Eagles' season opener.
Here are some other injuries we're tracking on the final day of the 2018 NFL preseason:
1. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Barkley suffered a left knee injury after taking a low hit during Thursday's preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts. He left for the locker room and did not return. Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay was flagged for roughing the passer on the hit.
In addition, Bengals fullback Cethan Carter suffered a shoulder injury and didn't return.
6. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers (concussion) and defensive back Horace Richardson (hamstring) each left early against the Tennessee Titans as did defensive back Craig James (hamstring). Running back Roc Thomas suffered an ankle injury in the first half and also left early.
"I don't know how serious it is, but he did turn his ankle," Carroll said, "so we'll have to see how that goes."
Fellow tackle Isaiah Battle left the game with an illness and linebacker K.J. Wright, who underwent knee surgery this week, is "going to take a shot [in] a couple of weeks ... we'll see how it goes," Carroll said.