Friday, July 3, 2015

How much will Westbrook play?

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

How much will Westbrook play?

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Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is expected to make his return Sunday against the Broncos. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is expected to make his return Sunday against the Broncos. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Head coach Andy Reid said he'll have to stay in communication with Westbrook to see how involved he is in the offense.

"We’ll just see how his numbers go and how he feels," Reid said. "I’ll stay in communication with him during the game. He’s always shot me straight so I will have trust in him if he continues to do that. He will have a chance to play, we just have to see how he does."

Reid said he does not have a set number of plays for Westbrook.

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"He’s done well this week," he said. "We’ve been on turf for the three days. There’s certain things we’re going to do with him both in the run game and in the pass game so we’ll see how he does. We’re not going to expect him to play every play, the whole game. That’s not what we’re doing going into this."

Westbrook has not played since Week 10 against the Chargers, when he suffered his second concussion of the season.

Meanwhile, Michael Vick and Quintin Demps are listed as questionable. Vick has not practiced all week after sustaining a quad injury last week against the 49ers.

The following Eagles are also listed as probable: Reggie Brown, Nick Cole, Trent Cole, Kevin Curtis, Jeremy Maclin and Mike Patterson.

The Eagles are expected to have five wide receivers healthy: DeSean Jackson, Brown, Curtis, Maclin and Avant.

But will all five be active?

"We have the option to do that if needed," he said. "That’s something I’m looking at now. I haven’t made any decisions on it. That’s a good position to be in, especially with the quality of guys that we have."


Earlier today, we took a look at the Eagles' different personnel packages.


Pick for tonight: TITANS (-2) vs. Chargers

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