Dawkins: Just A Sprain

 As we reported in this morning Inquirer, Eagles' safety Brian Dawkins suffered a strain of his tendon in the right ankle during Friday's win at New England. No structural damage.

Head coach Andy Reid said this morning Dawkins should be ready to go in the regular season opener against St. Louis.

"I just had faith that it wasn't going to be anything," Dawkins said. "Just from my past experience with things like this. I didn't feel anything [after injury] that would tell me differently. I was thinking it was just a sprain."

Dawkins did not practice today but he wants to get back on the field this week do he doesn't lose any game conditioning.

"I like to put myself in tough situations in practice so that when game time comes, hopefully, the game is a lot slower than it is," he said. "I'm a practice guy. I like to practice."