Monday, August 3, 2015

DeSean to return punts; Dixon to start

As expected, DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts, Eagles coach Andy Reid said, barring any post-concussion setbacks.

DeSean to return punts; Dixon to start

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DeSean Jackson is expected to play Sunday against the Colts. (Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer)
DeSean Jackson is expected to play Sunday against the Colts. (Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer)

As expected, DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts, Eagles coach Andy Reid said, barring any post-concussion setbacks.

"I always leave that open when you're dealing with concussions," Reid said. "But he had a great practice and he's been feeling well and ready to roll."

What was perhaps unexpected was Reid saying that Jackson would return punts. "He's been practicing there, yep," the coach said.

Reid, of course, has been known to say one thing on Friday only to change his mind over the weekend, so don't be surprised to see Jorrick Calvin out there returning punts on Sunday. Calvin, of course, fumbled away a punt late in the Titans game.

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As for other injuries, Reid said that defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (elbow) practiced on Friday and should be able to play. He will not start, though. Antonio Dixon will start alongside Mike Patterson, Reid said.

Cornerback Ellis Hobbs (hip) and tackle King Dunlap (knee) are listed as out. Dimitri Patterson will start in place of Hobbs. Austin Howard will likely dress as the third tackle with Dunlap sidelined, although it would be a stretch to think the rookie would replace either Jason Peters or Winston Justice should they get injured. More than likely, Todd Herremans would slide out to either spot from his left guard spot.

Michael Vick completed the week without a recurrance of pain from his rib injury, he said. Vick will start Sunday for the first time in over a month.

"I don't feel any restrictions in my movement," Vick said. "I practiced all week and haven't felt anything. I'm ready to go."

With Jackson, Peters and Jackson back from injury, the Eagles have their entire starting lineup in the fold.

"It's good feeling to have everybody back," Vick said. "Everybody at 100 percent and ready to go and we're going to need it."

 

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