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nfl.comThe Philadelphia Eagles activated the 21-day practice window for running back Miles Sanders.Sanders remains on IR after suffering an ankle inju

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The Philadelphia Eagles activated the 21-day practice window for running back Miles Sanders.
Sanders remains on IR after suffering an ankle injury in Week 7.
Opening the practice window would allow Sanders to return this week if healthy. Coach Nick Sirianni said there’s a chance Sanders will be available for Sunday’s game against the Saints.
With Sanders on the shelf the past three games, the Eagles running game has surged behind Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. The Eagles lead the NFL with 208.7 rushing yards per game since Week 8.
The possibility of getting the dynamic Sanders back would only boost Philly’s run game. Sanders generated 300 yards rushing on 63 attempts (4.8 yards per carry) in seven games played in 2021.
In Week 11, the Eagles will take on New Orleans and its top-ranked run defense.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts made his first career start in Week 14, 2020 against the Saints, an Eagles’ 24-21 win in which both Hurts (106 rush yards) and Sanders (115 rush yards, 2 TD runs) surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark. In their last 63 games since Week 12, 2017, the Saints have only allowed 100-plus rush yards in a game to two players (Hurts and Sanders).
Having been sidelined since Week 5 due to a neck injury, Seahawks RB Chris Carson practiced last week, but was absent Wednesday. Head coach Pete Carroll was short on detail and optimism with his latest update. 
Check out the each team’s injury report for Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season.
Cam Newton appears in line to make his first start. Coach Matt Rhule said it’s “trending” toward Newton starting versus Washington on Sunday but added an official announcement won’t be made until later in the week.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray participated in Wednesday’s practice session after missing the past two games due to an ankle injury. Murray told reporters he’s hopeful to play Sunday against the Seahawks.
The Browns are going through it right now, both on and off the field. Jarvis Landry said this week he’s still stinging from the departure of his best friend, Odell Beckham Jr. Landry’s banged-up quarterback, Baker Mayfield, is also fighting through adversity that’s more than just bruises.
It’s looking more likely that the Lions could have a new face at quarterback on Sunday against the Browns. Starter Jared Goff missed practice Wednesday with an oblique injury, giving way to Tim Boyle for first-team practice reps.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters QB Lamar Jackson was sent home Wednesday due to a non-COVID illness. 
Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) will be a game-time decision versus the Patriots on Sunday, according to coach Arthur Smith.
The NFL is implementing heightened protocols around Thanksgiving amid rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. That includes mandatory masking and testing all players and staff twice after the holiday, while encouraging clubs to offer testing for visiting friends and family.
Mike White’s run as the Jets’ starting quarterback, for now, has come to an end. With injured rookie Zach Wilson continuing his recovery from a PCL sprain in his right knee, the club will turn to veteran Joe Flacco for Sunday’s AFC East home game against the Dolphins, per Ian Rapoport.
Big upsets have littered the landscape the past two weeks, with four teams entering the week without a winning record (.500 or lower) beating opponents that began the week in first place (or tied for first) in their division.
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