Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fletcher is questionable; Vick, as expected, is doubtful

The Eagles listed injured cornerback Bradley Fletcher as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Fletcher is questionable; Vick, as expected, is doubtful

Eagles defensive back Bradley Fletcher. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Eagles defensive back Bradley Fletcher. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Eagles listed injured cornerback Bradley Fletcher as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Fletcher was limited at practice most of the week because of the pectoral injury he suffered against the Raiders. He said Thursday that he expected to play. If he can't, Brandon Boykin will likely start in his place as he did in Week 2.

The Eagles could have Boykin play outside for the entire game and have either Kurt Coleman or Patrick Chung play in the slot, or they could move Boykin into the slot in the nickel defense and have either Roc Carmichael or Curtis Marsh play on the outside.

Michael Vick was listed as doubtful after another week of little practice. The Eagles quarterback didn't sound optimistic about a speedy recover from his hamstring injury when he spoke to 94-WIP on Thursday. Eagles coach Chip Kelly wouldn't publicly state that Nick Foles was his starter, but it was little secret that he would start for the second straight week.

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Matt Barkley is expected to back Foles up again.

Linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) was also listed as doubtful.

The following Eagles were listed as probable: tackle Jason Peters (pectoral, shoulder), defensive end Cedric Thornton (knee), safety Patrick Chung (shoulder), wide receiver Damaris Johnson (ankle), running back Chris Polk (shoulder, knee), guard Julian Vandervelde (knee) and Carmichael (groin).

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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