Eagles RB Sanders is 'ready to go' from injury

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Eagles running back Miles Sanders said Thursday he'll be "ready to go" against the Lions on Sunday after a hamstring injury had sidelined him for over two weeks in training camp.

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders 'ready to go' for Week 1 from hamstring injury 12:41 PM ET Tim McManusESPN Staff Writer Close PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles running back Miles Sanders , who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, said he is "ready to go" for Sunday's opener at the Detroit Lions . Sanders was sidelined for over two weeks following the first preseason game against the New York Jets , but was a full participant in practice Wednesday as preparations for the Lions began. "It's just one of those injuries you don't want to risk it in camp, so I attacked the rehab and I'm back, ready to go," he said Thursday. Editor's Picks NFL Week 1 buzz: Predicting upsets and QBs to watch, plus a bold MVP and Super Bowl pick 4h Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano 1 Related Sanders, 25, is projected to be the lead back for an Eagles team that paced the league in rushing with 160 yards per game last season. He finished with 754 yards on 137 carries (5.5 yards per attempt) over 12 games last season, missing time with ankle and hand injuries. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Sanders has described this upcoming season as "a little personal" and said he's out to "get the respect I finally deserve." He's expected to get the bulk of the carries, with Kenneth Gainwell , Boston Scott and the newly acquired Trey Sermon as the other backfield options. "Miles is our guy," offensive coordinator Shane Steichen said. "We feel really good about that group, but to add another talented player like [Sermon], it'll be good for us."