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Moore: Jalen Mills was determined not to miss playoffs again

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05.01.2020

The Eagles’ confident fourth-year pro has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to play cornerback Sunday against the Seahawks.

PHILADELPHIA — When Jalen Mills was carted off the field during the Eagles’ Dec. 22 win over the Cowboys, it looked like he’d suffered a second straight season-ending injury.

But after sitting out the regular-season finale against the Giants with an ankle issue, Mills is expected to start Sunday’s playoff opener against the Seahawks (4:40 on NBC) at the Linc.

While he hated to miss the 34-17 victory over New York, Mills realized it would increase the chances he’d be back for the postseason. Plus, he wasn’t ready.

Mills told reporters Wednesday that he’d be back, then was a full participant during practice Thursday and Friday.

“The coaching staff and training staff did a really good job as far as not trying to throw me out there last week, having confidence in the guys that were out there to do their jobs, which they did,” Mills said.

With starting cornerback Ronald Darby sidelined by a hip flexor injury, the Eagles need Mills, who is probably the best man-to-man defender in the secondary.........

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