The Eagles got some good news on the injury front Thursday. Bill Streicher USA TODAY Sports

After missing practice earlier this week while going through the NFL's concussion protocol, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins returned to practice on Thursday. This is an excellent sign for his chances of playing this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Jenkins was out on the field at the beginning of practice, and he took part in individual drills, per NJ Advanced Media.

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Jenkins has been arguably the team's most important defensive player in 2015. The Eagles not only need him because he's playing at an elite level, but also because they lack depth at the safety position.