Jeremy Maclin said that he was playing Sunday against the Redskins despite a lower back strain that could restrict him during Wednesday's practice.
Earlier, Andy Reid said that Maclin was "making progress" and "might be able to do some things" at Wednesday's practice. The wide receiver injured his back when he was undercut going up for a pass in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
The Eagles are already down one receiver. Reid said that Jason Avant (hamstring) would not play Sunday. With Avant out, Riley Cooper will become the Eagles' third receiver. If Maclin plays, he, DeSean Jackson and Cooper will rotate into the slot. Damaris Johnson will also gets his share of snaps.
Danny Watkins returned to practice, although it was uncertain how much he would be able to do. The guard has an ankle injury which has restricted his lateral movement, the Eagles have said. Watkins said that he anticipated playing Sunday, but would have to see how his ankle handled Wednesday's practice.