Reid Denies 'Consultant' Discussions

Andy Reid said he never looked into hiring a defensive consultant. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

Eagles coach Andy Reid said he was not in touch with anyone regarding coming aboard as a defensive consultant and did not offer the position to anyone.

"Nobody. Zero. Nothing," he said.

He also denied being involved in any conversations about the subject.

He said reports, including the one that he wanted to hire former Browns coach Eric Mangini "are all fabricated."


On the injury front, Cullen Jenkins has a triceps strain and is likely not to practice much today. Reid said he expects Jenkins to play Sunday.

Reid said Kurt Coleman and Jaiquawn Jarrett will split reps with the first team defense, with safety Jarrad Page limited by a stinger.

Juqua Parker will be limited with a high ankle sprain.

Trent Cole and Jason Peters will not practice.


Reid reiterated that the Eagles need to correct the issues with turnovers and improving on the little things. He cited a statistic that if you have five turnovers in a game, you have a 6 percent chance of winning. He said the team morale is good and the players want to get better.


More to come.