Samuel and Cooper questionable; Parker out

Cornerback Asante Samuel is listed as questionable with a knee strain for Thursday's game against Texans, according to the official injury report released by the Eagles.

Wide receiver Riley Cooper (knee) is also questionable and defensive end Juqua Parker (hip) is out.

If Samuel can't go, Joselio Hanson will start at cornerback again in his place and will make way for rookie Trevard Lindley when he moves inside to play the nickel. Samuel, who missed the Chicago game on Sunday, was limited all week at practice.

If Cooper is not active, Chad Hall will dress in his place. Rookie Brandon Graham started last week as Parker sat out with a hip flexor strain.

The following Eagles are listed a probable: cornerback Jorrick Calvin (back), guard Nick Cole (knee), running back LeSean McCoy (shoulder) and Lindley (knee).

The Eagles held a walk-through Wednesday morning and will host Houston on Thursday night at 8:20 p.m.


Kicker David Akers was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November. It's the fourth time in his career that he has been so honored. In the month, Akers connected on 17 of 18 field goal attempts and was successful on all 13 of his extra point tries.

Also, Eagles head athletic trainer, Rick Burkholder, and his staff was named the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society's "Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2010."