The Eagles thin group of running backs got thinner when rookie fifth-round draft pick Wendell Smallwood sat out Wednesday's practice with a quad injury.
Smallwood suffered the injury during Monday's practice and was still out. According to head coach Doug Pederson it could be a few more days until the former West Virginia back is back.
"He's still a few days away from getting back out there,'' Pederson said after Wednesday's practice at the NovaCare Complex.
Veteran running back Ryan Mathews remains out as well with an ankle injury suffered the week before camp started. Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner got most of the work along with Byron Marshall and Cedric O'Neal. It's pretty valuable time Smallwood is missing, especially with Mathews out.