Saturday, September 5, 2015

Eagles' injury, roster updates

Eagles safety Nate Allen and lineman Max Jean-Gilles will not practice today. Jean-Gilles has not passed concussion testing yet. Allen has a sprained neck.

Eagles' injury, roster updates

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Eagles safety Nate Allen and lineman Max Jean-Gilles will not practice today. Jean-Gilles has not passed concussion testing yet. Allen has a sprained neck.

Cornerback Ellis Hobbs and tackle King Dunlap will work with the scout team, easing themselves back in. Coach Andy Reid said it was still a "stretch" to expect Hobbs or Dunlap to play Monday night against Washington.

Reid said a back specialist did not find any problems with Hobbs earlier this week, but his hip flexor injury is improving.

Hobbs agreed he is improving, but said he has not been told anything about whether he would reclaim his starting spot when he is healthy.

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Reid also addressed the two roster additions made this week.

The team signed safety Colt Anderson off the Vikings practice squad. Reid said he liked Anderson coming out of college at Montana, that Anderson was a good special teamer and that he expected Anderson could learn the safety position quickly. Anderson's position coach at Montana was Tim Hauck, a scrappy little safety the Birds used to cut and bring back regularly, whenever they needed a little oomph, especially on special teams.

The Eagles also brought back tight end Cornelius Ingram and signed him to the practice squad. Reid said that he had only seen Ingram take part in a walkthrough thus far, but he thought rest and working out would help the knee. He said they would see how Ingram progresses but were hopeful that he could play at some point after missing the 2008 and 2009 seasons with knee injuries.

Reid, asked about the Donovan McNabb controversy in Washington, said he couldn't afford to spend time following it, but reiterated that McNabb is "the greatest quarterback to play for the Philadelphia Eagles."

 

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