The final day of substantive preparation for Sunday's Eagles-Bears game passed with no sign of the NFL's interception leader, Asante Samuel. Eagles coach Andy Reid said that as of now, Samuel (knee)
and fellow nonpracticing Eagles Antonio Dixon (abdomen) and Juqua Parker (hip) are scheduled to travel with the team and continue taking treatment, in hopes of playing. All three were listed as "questionable."
It's pretty rare under Reid for a player to take the field without practicing, though. Joselio Hanson, who has started 15 games (some of them because the team opened up in nickel) in an Eagles career that dates back to 2006, has been practicing in Samuel's spot all week and said Friday he is ready to roll.
"I'm just excited to go out there and play. I'm just going to have fun, try to get to 8-3," said Hanson, 29, who started against the 49ers Oct. 10, when Samuel was sidelined by a concussion.
Hanson has just one interception this season, in the opener against Green Bay. Samuel has seven.