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Eagles CB Sidney Jones, LB Dannell Ellerbe questionable vs. Falcons

Sidney Jones is a candidate to be the fifth cornerback on Saturday. Dannell Ellerbe is the starting middle linebacker.

Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones.
Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones.Read moreCLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

The Eagles have only two players on the final injury report: cornerback Sidney Jones and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Both are questionable for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Falcons because of ankle injuries.

Jones, activated to the 53-man roster in Week 17, was limited in practice Thursday. He's a candidate for the fifth cornerback spot on the 46-man game-day roster. It'll likely will be Jones or Rasul Douglas.

"If he's there, we'll make the decision game day," coach Doug Pederson said.

Ellerbe was a full participant in practice. He's been back on the field ever since missing Tuesday's session. He was limited Wednesday, so there's been clear progress. Ellerbe would be the Eagles' starting middle linebacker if he plays. That could be an important role because the Falcons use a fullback or two-tight-ends package at times.

Defensive end Brandon Graham and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai, both of whom missed last week's practices because of ankle injuries, will play Saturday.