Brian Westbrook and Macho Harris are questionable for the Giants game, Eagles coach Andy Reid said today. Both players did not practice, but will be game-time decisions.
Westbrook suffered a concussion Monday night and hasn't practiced all week. Reid said that the headache the running back had earlier in the week was gone and that Westbrook was "feeling pretty good right now."
“This is going to end up being a game day decision I’m sure," Reid said. "These things take time and they’re all different so we’ll just see how it works here.”
Reid said that the team was awaiting a test result on Westbrook before they could clear him to do some aerobic exercising.
“As long as he’s okayed and he’s cleared then I think you’re okay," Reid said. "These are experts you are talking about that are looking at these things. I know he wants to play. We have to listen to the doctors, both Brian and myself and [head trainer] Rick [Burkholder].”
All signs point, however, to the Eagles being cautious and giving its bruised and battered running back the day off. LeSean McCoy will step in if Westbrook can't go.
Harris is recovering from an ankle sprain. If he can't play at free safety, Sean Jones will get the call. If that were to happen, Quintin Demps would take Jones' spot in the defense's dime formation.
Defensive end Chris Clemons was held out of the practice with an unspecified illness and is questionable for Sunday.
Reid said that defensive end Victor Abiamiri (knee), wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (quadriceps) were out for the Giants game. Linebacker Omar Gaither (foot) was placed on injured reserve earlier this week and is done for the season.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (foot) and defensive end Darren Howard (calf, ankle) both practiced for the second straight day and are ready for Sunday.
In a Phillies-related note, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said that the local nine will beat the Yankees in the World Series in six games. He predicted that Ryan Howard, Jason Werth and Raul Ibanez would hit home runs tomorrow when the series shifts to Citizens Bank Park.
"There will be a parade," McNabb said, obviously referring to the Phils.
Reid likes the Phils, as well. “I’m partial. I’m pulling for Charlie [Manuel] and the Phillies,” he said.
In how many games?
“I don’t care, and I don’t think they care," Reid said. "They just want to win it and that’s what they’re going to do. They’re tough guys. He has eight linebackers out there and when he puts those pitchers in that makes his ninth one. He has some tough guys playing for him, it’s awesome to watch.”