The Eagles have eight men on their practice squad and almost as many on the non-practice squad these days.
Coach Andy Reid said this morning that quarterback Donovan McNabb (chest contusion), running back Brian Westbrook (ankle), tight end L.J. Smith (back), fullback Tony Hunt (concussion) and guard Shawn Andrews (back) would all miss practice this afternoon.
Second-year defensive end Victor Abiamiri (thumb) also remained out of practice and will miss his fourth straight game as will wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who was expected to work with the scout team for the first time during this afternoon's practice.
McNabb said was still sore but expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Surprisingly, Westbrook is also holding out hope that he'll be recovered enough from the injury to his right ankle to play.