Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Eagletarian: Westbrook misses practice again

Brian Westbrook listed as questionable for Sunday.

Eagletarian: Westbrook misses practice again

Eagles star running back Brian Westbrook missed his third consecutive day of practice Friday with knee and ankle injuries.

He was listed as questionable on the team's injury report for Sunday's game against Baltimore and the Ravens' tough run defense.

"He has a sore ankle and a little bit of swelling in his knee and inflammation in both," coach Andy Reid said. "It is gradually coming down. We’ll see how he does here over the next couple days.”

“I’m doing as much as I can to keep him off the turf when we go inside," Reid added. "He still has some swelling in there and we just want to get that out. Going on the turf doesn’t help that.”

Reid said the upcoming short week with the game against Arizona on Thanksgiving would have no impact on how or whether he uses Westbrook.

"If Brian can go, he’s going to go,” Reid said. 

Westbrook's status will obviously impact Correll Buckhalter, who carried the ball just once for 3 yards but also gained 44 yards off a screen play in the 13-13 tie against Cincinnati.

“Correll will have an opportunity to play," Reid said. "We probably could have played him more last week and probably should have. That’s my responsibility and he’ll get a few more opportunities this week.”

Reid was asked if he had any apprehension going into the game Sunday because of last week's tie and the way the team performed.

“One thing, if you hang on me long enough, is you’ll find out there is no apprehension going into any game, brother," Reid said. "We go in and there’s nothing held back. We’re ready to go and we’ll let the chips fall where they may. Everyone’s not going to be perfect, but we’ll sure try.”

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Listed as probable are safety Sean Considine (rib), safety Brian Dawkins (groin), safety Quintin Demps (rib), long snapper Jon Dorenbos (shoulder) and tackle Jon Runyan (knee). All were full participants in practice today. 

Meanwhile, guard Shawn Andrews will remain in California until at least next week. He is scheduled to see his doctor next Wednesday. Andrews had back surgery several weeks ago and has not been able to fly back to Philadelphia.

T.O. AND HIS EAGLE SHIRT

So, we're not quite sure what to make of this, so we'll let our Eagletarian audience be the judge.

Terrell Owens -- you remember him -- was shown at halftime of last night's Bengals-Steelers game in a tease to an interview with Deion Sanders that will air Sunday. This time, it was not what he said that might puzzle or anger Eagles fans, it was what he wore.

Owens showed up in a green T-shirt with a big Eagle plastered across the front. Accident? Just the first thing he saw in the closet? Some sort of message?

Click here for more on this, including a photo of the shirt.

 

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