Danny Watkins misses practice, Dennis Kelly a possibility to start at right guard

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Eagles guard Danny Watkins missed Thursday's practice. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Danny Watkins missed Thursday's practice with a sprained ankle, and his status for Sunday is uncertain.

"I gave him a breather today and then I'm just going to see from [trainer Rick Burkholder] how he does," coach Andy Reid said. "If I have to give him a breather tomorrow, I'll give him a breather tomorrow, and then we'll see where we go from there."

Rookie Dennis Kelly filled in during Wednesday's practice and will start if Watkins cannot play. 

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"I'm good with Dennis," Reid said. "Tough kid, smart."

Kelly, a fifth-round pick, never played guard in college. He played a little guard in the preseason and has been learning on the job.

"I'm getting there," Kelly said. "Naturally, I've grown into being a tackle in the two-point stance. I'm getting used to the two-point stance, and i'm trying to get to the different speed of it. It happens a lot faster -- they're right on top of you. I guess you can say I'm pretty comfortable in both."

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