The Eagles aren't saying it, but there's a fairly good chance the team called the league office today to offer some friendly advice about that head butt Giants safety Aaron Ross gave Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson late in the third quarter of last night's 45-38 win.
Ross didn't draw a penalty, although replays clearly showed him hitting Jackson in the face mask with his helmet after an incomplete pass near the Eagles' sideline. It appeared as though Jackson initiated the exchange with some words. Eagles coach Andy Reid said that he had a clear view of the play.
"I'm not going to tell you I was happy about it," Reid said. "But the official ... he wasn't looking at it. That's why he didn't call it."
Reid said that the official closest to the play was focused on the spot so he didn't see the head butt. Still, he thinks the league will make sure the play does not go unnoticed.
"The league takes care of the rest," Reid said.
Reid, meanwhile, offered some updates on injured Eagles players today. Most notably, receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss next week's 49ers game because he tore a strand of the plantar fascia in his left foot. Maclin could miss the following week against the Broncos, as well. The team hasn't made a move yet in terms of adding another receiver because there's a chance Kevin Curtis could finally return from his knee woes.
Tight end Brent Celek has a sore back and defensive end Trent Cole has a hamstring strain. Reid said both injuries were day-to-day. Fullback Leonard Weaver has a slight hamstring strain. Running back Brian Westbrook had no setbacks over the weekend in relation to his concussions. Reid said that he'll wait until Wednesday to see if Westbrook can do more than just practice with the scout team.
In other news, the Eagles-Broncos game on Dec. 27 at the Linc has been pushed back from a 1 p.m. start to a 4:15 p.m. kickoff.