Sunday, February 14, 2016


Neither running back Brian Westbrook (fractured ribs) nor wide receiver Reggie Brown (strained groin) will be on the Eagles' charter flight to San Francisco for Sunday's game against the 49ers.



Neither running back Brian Westbrook (fractured ribs) nor wide receiver Reggie Brown (strained groin) will be on the Eagles' charter flight to San Francisco for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Westbrook will miss his second game in three weeks and Brown will miss his third game of the season after suffering his groin injury Wednesday during practice.

That leaves Correll Buckhalter starting again at tailback while Hank Baskett and DeSean Jackson figure to be the top two receivers. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who is recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia, has practiced this week and did make the West Coast trip, but even if he plays it figures to be in a limited role.

Defensive end Juqua Parker (sprained knee) did not practice again today, but said Thursday he expects to play. The Eagles will have Victor Abiamiri back for the first time this season against the 49ers.

Reserve safety J.R. Reed also will not make the trip because of hamstring and ankle injuries, while guard Shawn Andrews will miss his fourth straight game with a lower back injury.


Apparently the NFL really is the No Fun League.

That's what Eagles rookies DeSean Jackson and Quintin Demps discovered this week when they were each fined $10,000 for celebrating Jackson's 68-yard punt return for a touchdown Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Bob Grotz from the Delaware County Times first reported the fines, which were confirmed by a league source today.

Jackson and Demps have a routine where they look at each other and fold their arms while bobbing their heads after a big play. The league source said the two were fined for "specifically participating in a prohibited celebration along with another player."

Linebacker Tank Daniels was fined $5,000 "for unneccesary roughness" when he was penalized on a punt return by the Redskins' Antwaan Randle El in the second half. "Specifically, striking his opponent late and out of bounds," the league source said.


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