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Westbrook out vs. Giants

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will not play Sunday night against the Giants, coach Andy Reid said Friday.

Westbrook out vs. Giants

Brian Westbrook has been ruled out for Sunday´s game against the Giants.  (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)
Brian Westbrook has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants. (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will not play Sunday night against the Giants, coach Andy Reid said Friday.

Westbrook will miss his fourth consecutive game since suffering a second concussion in a three-week stretch against the Chargers, but he did practice this week as a limited participant.

“Every time he touched the ball, and even when he didn’t, he was spreading the length of the field and getting some work in there," Reid said. "When he did have the ball he was trying to make some moves and kind of get back into the swing of playing football. He has a new helmet he’s wearing and he’s testing that out. I think it was good for him and it’s taking baby steps here, but he was able to make it through these days and felt good.”

The new helmet has increased padding for more support on blows to the head.

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Asked if he had known all week that Westbrook would not play, Reid said, "I’m just taking it day by day. I just wanted to let him go and see how he was moving and how he felt and just get a feel back out there. I think it is the right thing to do and we’ll take it from there.”

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was on the field Friday morning and is listed as questionable with his foot injury. Maclin has been wearing a protective boot. "Maclin should be fine," Reid said.

DeSean Jackson, who missed last week's game following a concusssion suffered against the Redskins, has practiced all week and is probable.

Kevin Curtis is listed as questionable as he continues to recover from knee surgery. He will travel with the team.

Linebacker Akeem Jordan is probable after missing four games with a hyperextended knee. Where Jordan will play and whether he will start remain in question.

"He can play all three spots and he really has done that this week, whether it’s in our regular personnel, or our other personnel, in certain nickels and dimes, all that stuff," Reid said of Jordan. "He’s going to play. Again, we want to see how he does as he goes in the game. He will play though.”
 

 

 

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