Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eagles' "playmakers" miss practice

Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, DeSean Jackson all missed practice today. I would be shocked if McNabb or Westbrook suited up against the Chiefs.

"DeSean Jackson went through the walk through this morning. He won’t practice this afternoon," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He has a groin strain. Donovan [McNabb] will not practice this afternoon. He is making progress. We’ll just see how he does as we go through this week. With that, [QB] Kevin [Kolb] will be in at the starting quarterback spot. Brian Westbrook has a slightly sprained ankle, so we’ll hold him out today and we’ll just see how he does here throughout the week. It’s a day-to-day thing there.”

Asked point bank whether Westbrook will play Sunday, Reid seemed upbeat, “We feel pretty good about that today," the coach said. "We’ll see how he does here in the next couple of days.”

Reid also gave an update on starting left guard Todd Herremans, who remains sidelined. "He’ll visit with the doctor next week," Reid said. "Then, we’ll go from there and just see how he’s doing. You’ve seen him cruising around on that little coaster thing; [he’s] still not able to put weight on that foot. We’ll just see what the doctor says next week.”

Finally Reid addressed the pending debut of Michael Vick. “I think he’s in pretty good shape," the coach said. " I’m not sure exactly how we will use him or if he’ll play or how much he’ll play. I think he’s in better shape than at that particular time. He put on a couple of pounds, I mentioned that, when he was out of football. He’s back down now. It looks like he’s moving around pretty good.”

And, since it now seems to be en vogue to treat everyone like an idiot Ala Eric Mangini, Reid indicated there is a chance Vick might be inactive on Sunday. “We’ll see. I haven’t gotten that far with it yet. We’ll take it this week and see where we’re at with it," Reid said.

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