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Bell still at LT; Jordan back to WIL

Akeem Jordan returned to practice on Wednesday and was back starting at weak-side linebacker.

Bell still at LT; Jordan back to WIL

Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan is expected to breathe new life into the team´s defense. (Jeff Roberson/AP file photo)
Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan is expected to breathe new life into the team's defense. (Jeff Roberson/AP file photo)

Akeem Jordan returned to practice on Wednesday and was back starting at weak-side linebacker.

Jordan missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, but apparently did not lose his job in interim. Jamar Chaney started in Jordan's absence, but he struggled Sunday against the Steelers. The weak-side linebacker in the Eagles scheme plays primarily on run downs. Pittsburgh ran for 96 yards in the second half.

Andy Reid was asked before practice who backed up Jordan at weak-side linebacker, but he did not give a name. Casey Matthews, who played three snaps Sunday at strong-side linebacker when the injured Mychal Kendricks left, could be an option ahead of Chaney.

Kendricks, who sprained his ankle, said Wednesday that he was OK. Every available Eagles player was slated to practice.

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Reid also reiterated that Demetress Bell would remain his starting left tackle. King Dunlap opened the season as the starter, but injured his hamstring in Week 2, and has apparently lost his spot for good.

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