Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Reid: Samuel feels fine

The stinger Asante Samuel suffered in last night's win over Chicago turned out to not be serious, after all, and the Eagles cornerback is feeling fine, according to coach Andy Reid.

Reid: Samuel feels fine

The stinger Asante Samuel suffered in last night´s win over Chicago forced him out of the game. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)
The stinger Asante Samuel suffered in last night's win over Chicago forced him out of the game. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)

The stinger Asante Samuel suffered in last night's win over Chicago turned out to not be serious, after all, and the Eagles cornerback is feeling fine, according to coach Andy Reid.

Samuel has had several stingers this season. He's bounced back from each, but last night he left the game and did not return. Samuel's upgraded condition is important in light of how the Eagles' cornerback corp has been depleted. Sheldon Brown has a hamstring strain, but still played through the injury against the Bears. He tweaked his hammy in the first half, but jump back out on the field without pause when Samuel got hurt.

Reid held his morning after press conference today and had several injury updates. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) and Brian Westbrook (concussion) are both out for Sunday's game against Washington. Reid said that linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) was getting better, but if the team was practicing today he wouldn't be out there. If Jordan can't go for the third straight game, Will Witherspoon will likely remain in his spot on the weak-side and Jeremiah Trotter and Joe Mays will be left to roam the middle. They both had their ups and downs last night.

Safety Quintin Demps is still recovering from a high ankle sprain.

Isdaner to work out for Eagles

Greg Isdaner, an offensive linemen out of Episcopal High School and West Virginia University, will workout for the Eagles tomorrow at the NovaCare Complex, his agent Stephan Halper said in an e-mail.

Isdaner, 6-foot-4 and 322 pounds, was a three-year starter at West Virginia. He bypassed his final year of eligibility with the Mountaineers to enter this year's draft. After not being selected, Isdaner signed with the Dallas Cowboys, who released him Sept. 1.

It's possible he could end up on the practice squad because the Eagles have a history of rotating their practice-squad roster during the course of the season. 

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