Saturday, August 1, 2015

DJax Looks OK; Westy Update

Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson, who has 5 touchdowns in 47 touches this season, was a full practice participant Thursday and didn't seem to be favoring the foot he injured in Monday's victory over Washington.

DJax Looks OK; Westy Update

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 Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson, who has 5 touchdowns in 47 touches this season, was a full practice participant Thursday and didn't seem to be favoring the foot he injured in Monday's victory over Washington.

"I'm good," Jackson said afterward.

Meanwhile, Eagles coach Andy Reid said running back Brian Westbrook "did better today" and will begin aerobic exercise tomorrow. That would seem to mean Westbrook's headache has gone away and that his neurological test results more closely mirror his preconcussion baseline.

"It's still going to be a gametime decision" Reid said. Rookie LeSean McCoy took all the first-team practice reps.

 Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said that the Birds have been too much of a big-play offense lately and they need to work on sustaining drives against the Giants, a team with a strong pass defense.

He also said that McCoy is "learning every day" in the Birds' complex offense.

"We ask an awful lot out of the halfback position," Mornhinweg said.

Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott praised defensive end Trent Cole, saying that Cole "has learned to perfect an arsenal of moves" to combat double-teams, as he did so effectively against the Redskins.
 

McDermott also said that newly acquired linebacker Will Witherspoon, "busted his tail last week; it's nice when hard work pays off." Witherspoon returned an interception for a touchdown against the Redskins.

McDermott said that safety Sean Jones is starting to emerge as he starts to get more comfortable in the defense and that the Giants' offensive line is  a "highly intelligent, hard-working group."

Also, rookie safety Macho Harris is "working hard to get back" from an ankle injury," McDermott said. Harris did not practice Thursday.
 DE Darren Howard (ankle, calf) returned to practice Thursday.

Daily News Staff Writer
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