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.


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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