Maclin’s absence was very much felt in the 27-6 loss in Arizona. Michael Vick, under constant pressure and struggling with his reads, could have used a safety blanket like Maclin on the outside. It appears the receiving corps is on the mend. Riley Cooper also practiced Wednesday. Cooper, who is recovering from a fractured collarbone, said last week that he was targeting the Giants game for his return.
As Andy Reid stated, King Dunlap (hamstring), Akeem Jordan (hamstring), Jon Dorenbos (ankle) and Colt Anderson (knee) did not suit up Wednesday. One name not mentioned by the coach earlier in the day was Fletcher Cox, who was also sidelined. Cox missed part of Sunday’s game because of a migraine and hasn’t fully shaken it.
“I woke up this morning and felt better. I came in and went to lift weights and I guess from the strain it flared it back up a bit,” said Cox. “I’ll be able to play Sunday, I’ll be healthy. That’s the good part about it.”
Cox said the migraines started last year in college and he dealt with it for the first two months.
“It may last a couple days, you never know. Once it goes away it’s gone,” said Cox. “Sometimes it comes back and kills you, but it’s no big deal.”
Long-snapper Kyle Nelson was signed to the practice squad in case Dorenbos can’t go against the Giants.
With Jordan ailing, Brian Rolle and Jamar Chaney are splitting reps at weakside linebacker.
As for New York: receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot), tackle David Diehl (knee), cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring), cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring)and linebacker Keith Rivers (hamstring) all missed practice Wednesday. Safety Antrel Rolle (knee) was a limited participant.