Tight end Brent Celek (hip bruise) confirmed he was practicing today, after your eagle-eyed Eagletarian saw him in the locker room with his practice uni on and his helmet in his hand.
Not present during my locker room sojourn was running back LeSean McCoy, who missed Thursday's practice with a stomach ailment. McCoy participated in the morning walkthrough, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. A bottle of Pedialyte sat in McCoy's locker stall. When the team took the field, McCoy was among the players on the field. It was unclear if he would be a full or partial participant, but he certainly is expected to play Monday night against the Bears.
The coordinator press conferences did not reveal anything startling. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo talked a lot about shutting down Bears running back Matt Forte, who accounts for 43.6 percent of Chicago's offense, as a runner and receiver. "Monday night is going to be about gang tackling," Castillo said.
Castillo said quarterback Jay Cutler, who threw four touchdown passes against the Eagles a year ago, can burn you if you load up too heavy against the run.