Friday, December 26, 2014

Samuel and Peters not practicing; Shawn Andrews absent

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Good news: the Eagles are near complete -- minus Jeremy Maclin -- for the first full-squad practice of training camp here at Lehigh. Bad news: three of the veterans that just reported last night are apparently ailing.

Samuel and Peters not practicing; Shawn Andrews absent

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Good news: the Eagles are near complete -- minus Jeremy Maclin -- for the first full-squad practice of training camp here at Lehigh. Bad news: three of the veterans that just reported last night are apparently ailing.

Cornerback Asante Samuel, tackle Jason Peters and defensive tackle Trevor Laws are dressed working out with the Eagles athletic training staff, but they are helmetless and apparently not going to practice today. The exact nature of their injuries won't be disclosed until after practice when coach Andy Reid gives an injury update.

Cornerback Macho Harris was also part of the foursome going through exercises with the training staff. The rookie participated in practice yesterday morning and even had an interception, but he must have dinged something. Brandon Gibson was absent from practice yesterday, but the rookie wideout is back. The nature of his injury was unknown as of last night.

Running back Brian Westbrook (ankle) and defensive end Victor Abiamiri (strained pectoral muscle), meanwhile, continue to rehab with head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder.

Also, Shawn Andrews is missing from practice. The tackle reported for camp last night, but he's not here today. His brother, Stacy, did not line up with the first team offensive line. The guard is recovering from off-season knee surgery and doesn't look like he's just that ready to go full out.

UPDATE: Most of the injured players mentioned above hurt themselves during this morning's closed conditioning session. Shawn Andrews didn't attend the afternoon practice after he suffered back spasms. Peters had a quad spasm. Samuel and Laws strained hamstrings. And Harris suffered a slight high ankle sprain on the last play of yesterday's practice. He also had his right forearm taped.

Westbrook, Abiamiri, Shawn Andrews, Peters, Samuel and Laws were placed on the active physically unable to perform (PUP) list today, Reid said. They can be taken off the list at any time during camp, but must be on that list if they were to be considered for the reserve PUP list before the season.

Check back for further updates.

 

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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