Thursday, December 25, 2014

Westy to Work Out Again

Eagles running back Brian Westbook will work out again today as he makes his way back from a concussion suffered against Washington last Monday night.

Westy to Work Out Again

Eagles running back Brian Westbook will work out again today as he makes his way back from a concussion suffered against Washington last Monday night.

"We're going to make sure he's OK to perform," Eagles coach Andy Reid said at his weekly day-after news conference. "We'll see how it goes this week."

The implication Sunday, after the Birds balsted the Giants, was that Reid was being extra-cautious holding Westbrook out of that game, and that he probably would play against the Cowboys this coming Sunday night, but Reid clearly wasn't saying anything close to definitive today.

Westbrook "woke up with a slight headache" Saturday, Reid said. He worked out without complications Friday following a battery of tests through the week.

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Other highlights:

*Reid noted that rookie wideout Jeremy Maclin threw crucial downfield blocks on long touchdown runs against the Redskins and the Giants.

*Nothing of note on the other injury updates. Reid will see how Chris Gocong does, battling quad and hamstring injuries. Rookie Moise Fokou subbed for Gocong Sunday.

*DE Chris Clemons is OK with the shoulder sprain he suffered against the Giants, Reid said.

*Fullback Leonard Weaver's running ability is "something we probably need to use and to allow him to show a little bit more," Reid said.

*Reid acknowledged that TE Brent Celek is "having an impressive year right now," and said Celek is similar to Jason Witten, the Cowboys Pro Bowler the Eagles face this week.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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