Kelly Optimistic About Peters Playing

Eagles Tackle Jason Peters without helmet at practice

Update: Jason Peters was a full practice participant on Thursday.

From earlier: Jason Peters did not practice on Wednesday after suffering a shoulder injury last week against the Bucs, but Chip Kelly said he’s expecting his starting left tackle to be on the field Sunday vs. the Cowboys.




"Jason should practice today," Kelly said. "Everybody's gonna practice today. So we'll see what he can do and then get an evaluation of him after today's practice."

Asked if Allen Barbre would fill in if Peters is sidelined, Kelly added: "If Jason couldn't go - but I don't anticipate that because he's gonna practice again today too - then Allen would go in at Jason's spot."

Peters suffered the shoulder injury in the third quarter in Tampa, sat out nine snaps, but then returned to finish the game.

KELLY NOT RULING VICK OUT

All signs this week have pointed to Nick Foles making his second start of the season as Michael Vick continues to recover from a hamstring injury. Kelly was asked today if he's ruling Vick out.

"Nope," he said. "I talked to him this morning. He said he was gonna run around a little bit more today, so we'll see where he is."

The Eagles seem unlikely to make an official announcement before kickoff for competitive purposes.

Looking ahead, Kelly was asked if his philosophy is for players to not lose their jobs because of injuries.

"I think it all depends on the individual situation," he said.

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  • Will

    Grateful Jason Peter’s is battling thru a finger injury. I expect him to be ready to go on Sunday. Jason is a warrior and won’t let the Team down. I do not think Vick will rush his recovery, a hamstring tear can be a lingering injury if Vick’s not careful and take the time to fully heal. Fired up about Foles leading us against Dallas, even though there D is Banged up this will be a good test for Foles and this Offense.

    • mklugs

      it’s a shoulder injury.

      • Will

        Shoulder and finger according to the injury report….either way he came back in 9 plays to keep playing….and I would suspect he suits up Sunday.