Thursday, September 3, 2015

King Dunlap, Akeem Jordan ruled out; Jon Dorenbos, Riley Cooper still possibilities to play

Only two players have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants: tackle King Dunlap and linebacker Akeem Jordan. Both were expected to miss the game.

King Dunlap, Akeem Jordan ruled out; Jon Dorenbos, Riley Cooper still possibilities to play

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(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Only two players have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants: tackle King Dunlap and linebacker Akeem Jordan. Both were expected to miss the game.

Long snapper Jon Dorenbos and wide receiver Riley Cooper remain possibilities to play.

Dorenbos practiced on Friday with a high ankle sprain and coach Andy Reid said Dorenbos "moved around pretty good." If Dorenbos cannot play, the Eagles have until 4 p.m. on Saturday to promote Kyle Nelson from the practice squad and cut someone from the active roster. 

"I got to see," coach Andy Reid said. "I can't tell you either way. It's probably 50/50."

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Reid said Cooper practiced full on Friday and the Eagles are waiting to see what if he can play. Cooper did not play in the preseason or in the first three games of the season with a broken collarbone.

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The Eagles know who Victor Cruz is this season. They didn't know him as well last year, when his salsa dancing was first put on display. The Eagles are determined to keep him from the end zone and dancing.

"That's something coach Bowles said in one of the first meetings," Asomugha said. "He said we're not going to have that."

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The Eagles have won seven of eight games against the Giants. Both teams know each other and both coaching staffs have gone against each other since 2004. There is enough familarity that the Eagles can use the past games as a guide.

"You have a pretty good of what their base is, they have a pretty good idea of what our base is," Reid said. "You got to go out and compete and be ready for a wrinkle here or there and be ready to adjust to it."

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