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Jordan Howard’s shoulder is ‘trending in the right way’ in recovery

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is still dealing with a shoulder injury but his recovery is ‘trending in the right way.’ However, the team wants him to get stronger before taking the next step in the process, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

“It’s day-to-day,” Pederson said via Pennlive.com. “It is going, it is progressing. It’s trending, obviously, in the right way. We just got to make sure that he gets his strength back before we put him back out there.”

Howard suffered a stinger during the Eagles’ Week 9 victory over the Chicago Bears and it’s been a slow recovery process. He has missed the last team’s two games and has been a limited participant during practice.

Before going down with the shoulder injury, Howard had rushed 119 carries for 525 yards and six touchdowns. Without Howard, it’s been mostly Miles Sanders who has filled in. The Eagles also brought in Jay Ajayi and he rushed six times for 16 yards.

Although Howard’s status is up in the air, it appears the Eagles will get some offensive playmakers back. Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffrey are both expected to practice on Wednesday which should put them on track to play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Lane Johnson is also expected to return to practice as he makes his way through the concussion protocol.

“Lane has been cleared to practice today,” Pederson said. “Part of the protocol. He’s cleared to practice today.”

The Eagles need all the wins they can get as they try to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys so it’s good to hear that key players are starting to get healthy.