McCoy Could Sit For the Rest Of the Year

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.LeSean McCoy will not return to practice today as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained in the final two minutes of the Eagles’ Nov. 18 loss to the Redskins.

Andy Reid said today that McCoy has not passed his concussion test and is still feeling symptoms. Asked if he’ll definitely return when he clears all the tests, Reid said, “There’s a chance. I’ll kind of cross that bridge as we get closer to him being healthy, and we’ll see how all that works.”

An argument could be made that there’s no reason to bring McCoy back this season. He’s 24 and will be an integral part of this team’s future going forward, regardless of who the coach is. Then again, if the Eagles exercise extreme caution and McCoy checks out, chances are he’ll want to play. And there is also the issue of putting out your best product for paying customers.

“We’ll see,” Reid said. “I’m just going to see how it goes with the doctors and go from there. We’ll take it day-by-day here and see how he’s doing.”

Meanwhile, Michael Vick will not return to practice either. He still needs to pass his ImPACT test. And even when he does return, it’ll be as the backup to Nick Foles.

The only other injured player is safety Kurt Coleman, who suffered a sternal contusion against Dallas Sunday night. Colt Anderson will get first-team reps in his place.

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