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Jalen Mills Expects to Return to Practice Next Week

In Week 8 of the 2018 season, Jalen Mills suffered a foot injury in the London Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Initially his injury was considered "week-to-week" and there was some hope that we would actually be ready after the bye week and not even miss a game. 49 Weeks later, the Eagles might finally be getting back their starting cornerback.

Mills spoke with media this afternoon, and he said he will see a doctor in the coming week and if the doctor clears him, he'll be ready for practice.

Even though there seems to be a growing conclusion to the fan base that Mills is more of a liability than an asset, the defense will welcome him back with open arms and try to finally have some semblance after dealing with injury after injury to the secondary.

Mills should be the first to return of the three currently injured cornerbacks. After him, it could be Cre'Von LeBlanc that comes back to the lineup next as he'll be eligible to return after Week 8. Ronald Darby is a trickier situation because it sounds like his hamstring injury is pretty severe, and that's a bad injury to have especially for a cornerback. The team likely won't rush him back and then increase his chance of re-injury, so he'll likely be sidelined the longest of the three damaged cornerbacks.

For the Vikings game on Sunday though, it sounds like it will have to Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones on the outside, with Orlando Scandrick in the slot. Craig James and Ryan Lewis could also rotate in if need be.

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