Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Peters not practicing; Westbrook back

With the Eagles set to take off for San Diego in less than 26 hours, their starting left tackle has yet to practice this week. Jason Peters did not practice for the second straight day as he recovers from an ankle sprain. He was inside the practice bubble at the NovaCare complex today, but did not partake in team drills.

Peters not practicing; Westbrook back

Jason Peters, above, missed practice for the second straight day as he recovers from an ankle sprain. (David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)
Jason Peters, above, missed practice for the second straight day as he recovers from an ankle sprain. (David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)

With the Eagles set to take off for San Diego in less than 26 hours, their starting left tackle has yet to practice this week. Jason Peters did not practice for the second straight day as he recovers from an ankle sprain. He was inside the practice bubble at the NovaCare complex today, but did not partake in team drills.

Brian Westbrook, meanwhile, is back and working with the first team. The running back skipped yesterday's workout partly because of his ankle, partly because the team was working indoors. Apparently, the astroturf wasn't enough to keep Westbrook out of practice today. If he's going to play he'll need to get some work in, although he has gone a week without practicing and has played on Sunday before.

If Peters can't make it back by the Chargers game, Todd Herremans will likely slide over from left guard, Nick Cole will move from right guard to left guard and Stacy Andrews or Max Jean-Gilles will take Cole's place. Peters re-injured his ankle against the Cowboys last week.

Moise Fokou, who missed yesterday's practice with the flu, was back practicing. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott confirmed today that if linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) can't play Sunday, Chris Gocong will move to MIKE, Fokou will play SAM and Will Witherspoon will slide over to WILL. There could some flexibility is moving the linebackers around, McDermott added.

Quintin Demps did not practice today again. The safety has an ankle injury. Special teams coordinator Ted Daisher said today that Demps would replace the injured Ellis Hobbs in returning kicks, but if Demps isn't ready Jeremy Maclin will field kickoffs.

Fullback Leonard Weaver (ankle) returned to practice, as well.

 

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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