Jason Peters listed as questionable with injury

The Eagles offensive line could run into problems communicating playing in domes their first two games. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters left practice today with ankle/Achilles tenderness suffered toward the end of the session, coach Andy Reid said.

"Nothing looks to be too serious, so they’re going to check it out and see how he’s doing," Reid said. "He seems to be doing well now."

Peters will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Atlanta. King Dunlap is listed as Peters' backup.

Peters is the only member of the offensive line who is playing the position he played last year for the Eagles. His absence would mean more upheaval as the line tries to come together.

Defensive tackle Darryl Tapp (pectoral strain) will not play, opening the door for Phillip Hunt to make his NFL debut. Hunt led the CFL in sacks last year with 16 for Winnipeg.

"The opportunity has presented itself and I have to make the most of it and make plays and do what I have to do to be a legitimate guy in this league,” Hunt said.

Quarterback Vince Young (hamstring) practiced and will be listed as questionable. Reid indicated he was leaning toward not activating Young, although a final decision has not been made. Young is listed as questionable.

“Right now I’d probably say I’m leaning away from [Young being active], but we’ll see how it goes here. I want to see how he does tomorrow and how he feels after the work today.”

Linebacker Akeem Jordan (shoulder tear) is listed as doubtful.

Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who had an ankle issue, practiced today and is expected to play. He is listed as questionable on the injury report.

The Eagles practiced with massive speakers to help prepare for the noise at the Georgia Dome.

“I think it’s good," Reid said. "It’s good for the communication process, or lack thereof, so you’ve got to do a lot of things off recognition and pointing and so on. It’s good to do.”


Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said wide receiver Steve Smith had his best day as an Eagle on Wednesday. Smith is hoping his increase time with the team will mean an increase in opportunities as he gets healthier.

“I definitely think I can contribute," Smith said. "We have so many weapons and it’s hard to get everyone the ball, but the coaches have been doing a good job of getting me reps, and learn this offense which is key.”


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