Injury Update: Kendricks, Kelce On Injury Report

Mychal Kendricks looked a little hobbled as he walked around the locker room following Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.

“It’s football,” said Kendricks. “Everyone’s dinged up.”

The second-year linebacker has a groin injury, turns out, though he was listed as a full participant for Monday’s practice.

Brandon Boykin (quad), Brent Celek (shoulder) and  Jason Kelce (thumb) were the other new names on the injury report. Celek was hurt on the same play that Michael Vick was banged up on late in the contest. Both players only missed one down before re-entering the game. Vick was not listed on the report.

Kelce had his right thumb wrapped following the game. Chip Kelly said that the thumb wasn’t broken and that the center was “full-go” Monday. All of the players above were listed as full participants for today’s  non-contact practice.

Bradley Fletcher (concussion) is back practicing and is expected to play Thursday against the Chiefs. Dennis Kelly (back) was cleared for all football activities by the doctor on Sunday. He is targeting the Denver game for his return.

The only player unable to practice Monday was cornerback Brandon Hughes, who suffered a hamstring injury against San Diego.

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  • jabostick

    Anyone know if Dennis Kelly can play Safety?

    • Andrew

      Suppose he’d be better than the alternatives!

    • distantfires

      Curry?

    • cliff henny

      put marsh or hughes back there. or try poyer, he was actually pretty good safety at Oregon st. none of those 3 can tackle any worse than Allen, at least put soeone back there that’ll cover.

      • Dutch

        The Eagles are $20 Million under the cap there is no way they are seeking to improve the position if they haven’t contacted Kerry Rhodes this morning. The best option in house is to start Wolff to allow him to get the seasoning and experience he needs before we begin divisional play. While we are at it, Boykins should be playing outside opposite Fletcher. it’s a lot easier to live with rookie mistakes by Wolff than the degraded play of Allen and, or Coleman

        In a game where the secondary was getting toasted, Boykins stood out and became a consistent playmaker all day. It’s a pretty difficult decision in my opinion to justify keeping him restricted to being the nickle back and delaying his development any further. Same can be said about Vinny Curry and hampering his development as a game chaning pass rusher.

  • Max Lightfoot

    I hope Boykin can go. He up and played like a natural man Sunday.

    • G_WallyHunter

      His beastly vertical puts to rest any height issues..
      He’s the eagles Muscle Hamster..

      • Media Mike

        No, Boykin isn’t overrated due to a funny nickname.

        • G_WallyHunter

          LOL hell no, if anything underrated.
          He worked his ass off this off season, it’s showing

          • Media Mike

            100% not a fan of his game.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Doug martin? I’m talkin boykin

          • Media Mike

            You misread me Wally. I wasn’t saying that Boykin is overrated, but Muscle Hamster is overrated. I’m a big Boykin fan in the slot.

  • Mike aka Wazdakka777

    Has anyone ever noticed the pics of Sheil and Tim?
    It looks like Sheil just let a gasser go and Tim is getting the first hint of the aroma. Just sayin…

    • G_WallyHunter

      HAHA and they’re both trying to hide it for the picture… funny observation. It looks like Tim just got a whiff right as the pic was taken… he’s thinking “That’s terrible, ok get the picture over with”

  • cliff henny

    kelce injury is bit of an issue. Poe is no joke

    • nicksaenz1

      Yeah that’s a scary matchup.

      • cliff henny

        maybe just put Poe as the read guy. my favorite play, think it’s rather funny. dont block the 330 DT, mean it does make some sense. first, he’s half shockd he’s not getting hit, than, what are his chances of chasing down vck or shady

        • nicksaenz1

          Still gotta put a chip on him at the least. He’s more mobile than he looks, but otherwise, not a horrible idea.

        • GoBirds1

          you can leave the NT unblocked, that would blow every play up. I don’t think you need to be a football genius to figure that out.

  • Media Mike

    An 8 year old knows not to pretend to be injured after playing like crap, why doesn’t Kendricks?

  • BleedGreenJames

    I wish Nate Allen was on the “Cut From The Team” report.

  • ClydeSide

    Not a lot of safeties “walking the street”. At least not Colts’ safeties!

    http://www.coltsauthority.com/2013-articles/june/colts-safety-joe-lefeged-arrested-on-gun-charges-fleeing-police.html

    http://elitedaily.com/sports/colts-rookie-john-boyett-stiff-arms-police-officer-while-getting-arrested/

    Actually, Boyett is an excellent player who is destined to become an Eagle–former Oregon Duck.

    JUST A MATTER OF TIME. Good cover guy, turnover machine, blows up the opposition, deadly tackler. At a position of DESPERATE need. Diplomacy and public relations required, however.

    • Warhound

      Takeaway machine…

  • theycallmerob

    Since Kelly already knows they stink, may as well have fun with the position. I say, start a rotation of Kinne, Colt Anderson, and Chad “Hustle” Hall (who we re-acquire from KC for a 3rd rd pick, of course). Call it the 3 Gringos formation

  • Dutch

    Nothing against Cary Williams, but Boykins is better and that was clearly the case yesterday. Boykins was the only defender as I can remember who defended a Rivers pass attempt. He’s earned a look outside opposite Fletcher, maybe you move him inside on nickle situations and he can blitz over the slot as well, but we are losing something with Boykins on the sidelines waiting for nickle situations.

    If you don’t get Boykins on the field his development is being retarted.

  • Dutch

    I agree, I think yesterday can be used to determine who deserves better looks in the defensive back field, and it’s obvious Boykins and Wolff made the cuts and could have some worth out on the field now.