Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Reid: Westbrook 'in a good place'

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Brian Westbrook was undergoing testing in Pittsburgh for his concussions "as we speak" during his morning news conference. "We'll know more on him the next day or two," Reid said.

Reid: Westbrook 'in a good place'

0 comments
Brian Westbrook is visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh today.  ( Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer )
Brian Westbrook is visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh today. ( Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer ) Ronald Cortes
READER FEEDBACK
 
Get Your Philadelphia Sports Gear Here

    Eagles coach Andy Reid said Brian Westbrook was undergoing testing in Pittsburgh for his concussions "as we speak" during his morning news conference. "We'll know more on him the next day or two," Reid said.

    Reid said Westbrook "didn't seem rattled" when Reid spoke with him Monday. "He was in a good place."

    In case there was any doubt, Westbrook will not play Sunday against Chicago.

    Westbrook suffered his second concussion in three weeks when he was sandwiched on a screen pass against San Diego. He previously was concussed against Washington and then missed the next two games.

    More coverage
     
    VOTE: Can Eagles thrive with 2 new guards this season?
     
    A look at the Eagles' 2015 draft picks
     
    Game-by-game breakdown of Eagles' schedule
     
    DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
     
    FORUMS: Who will make the 53-man roster?
     
    Latest NFL odds
     
    Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear

    Reid mentioned fullback Leonard Weaver as part of the reason why he didn't feel he needed to make a roster move. The Eagles have rookie LeSean McCoy, Eldra Buckley and recently signed P.J. Hill behind Westbrook, although Hill has not been active since signing with the team.

    Reid said McCoy has played better when he got more of the reps during the week in practice. That is the case this week.

    Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said several players who are playing despite repeated concussions. "It's a scary decision you have to make; that's why you go see the specialist," he said.

    "I look for him to be back," McNabb said, though "whatever decision Brian makes will be the best decision for him.

    "It's out of Brian's hands, it's in God's hands."

    In other injury news, Macho Harris is out today with an eye infection, although that is deemed to be not a big deal.

    Sheldon Brown is "doing better" with his hamstring injury, Reid said, but he won't practice. 

    Akeem Jordan (hyperextended knee) and Quintin Demps (high ankle sprain) also will not practice. Kevin Curtis, recovering from knee surgery, is out against Chicago.

    Jason Peters will practice today after sitting out against the Chargers with an ankle injury. 
     

    0 comments
    We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
    Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

    Comment policy:

    Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

    Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

    Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

    Read 0 comments
     
    comments powered by Disqus
    About this blog
    Eagletarian is your home for comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
    Paul Domowitch Daily News NFL Columnist
    Latest Videos:
    Also on Philly.com:
    letter icon Newsletter