Cooper, Carroll Return; McCoy Sits Out


The Eagles got good news on the wide receiver front today as Riley Cooper returned to practice fully for the first time since suffering a foot injury earlier this month.

“I’ve been running routes for about the past week, just vs. air,” Cooper said. “Today was the first day it was actually against somebody. It felt good.

“I’m gonna play this week… kind of just gradually get back into the swing of things. A couple plays to start every series, that’s kind of the routine we’re following.”

Jeremy Maclin did not practice fully today, but he’s expected to tomorrow.

Nick Foles could have his full stable of receivers Thursday night against the Steelers if everything goes according to plan.

Meanwhile, cornerback Nolan Carroll II, who had been dealing with a groin injury, practiced in full today and is aiming to play against Pittsburgh.


LeSean McCoy did not participate in practice today. He offered no comment afterwards when asked if he’s OK. Chip Kelly did not mention anything about McCoy during his pre-practice press conference.

Per the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, there’s nothing seriously wrong with McCoy, and this was probably just a health day.


Kelly said earlier today that an X-Ray on Josh Huff’s shoulder turned up negative, but he added that the rookie iss wearing a sling on his shoulder.

Riley Cooper seemed to think Huff could be out for awhile.

“It’s sad to see what happened to Huff,” Cooper said. “I don’t know the severity of it, but I know he’s hurt. He’s gonna be out for a little bit. That’s a given.”

Huff injured his shoulder on a kickoff return in the first half against New England.

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  • jtre
    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      I bet Marsh’s name is all over that thing

      • I hope Belichek got pissed off at Brady and Garrapolo for picking on Marsh all night. It’s not like they were challenging an NFL corner. If anything, it made their team worse.

        • EagleDuck

          Haha thats actually a fair point!

        • OddBall

          I think CK asked for that treatment so that Marsh’s secret admirer in the FO would finally see what the rest of the league long ago did. Let’s hope it was enough.

  • Foles looked good (8/10) with no wide receivers. I’m looking forward to seeing what the passing game can do with Maclin and Cooper out there too. Brad Smith is nice and everything, and I get that he’s our 5th WR no matter what, but I need to see Matthews starting in the slot.

    • Glenn

      Agreed. Time to see Matthews in the slot in game number 3. No time like the present for him to develop the chemistry with Foles and game experience.

  • Glenn

    After seeing the Curtis Marsh Horror Picture Show, I think all of us would love to see Carroll finally play in a game.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      Carroll? It made me miss the old Izel Jenkins days

  • MediaMike

    Anybody want to lay odds on Maclin actually playing on Thursday night?
    Also, I can’t believe the team had zero information as to why Shady was out of practice. Brutal.

    • shady25

      Trust me they had info on Shady. You better believe Chip knows what’s going on with his best player. Didn’t want to give it though.

      • MediaMike

        Sorry, that was my gripe; the Eagles not giving out the info on Shady.

        • Anebriated

          yeah thats pretty shady of them

        • ian

          Everyone always seems to forget all the stories and talk about the Sport Science department and all the sensors and data analysis. They talk constantly about how they will sit players out if they are at certain thresholds. That is all this is. He probably reached cap levels in the gym earlier, or the practice before and that means he sits out the next session. No talk, because there was nothing to say other than “its just the science man.”

  • shady25

    Looks like Huff is going to be this year’s Joe Kruger. If a “while” is longer than 2 months then you have to IR him. Which might be good for him. Hopefully Benn and Momah take advantage of the extra reps.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    Also preseason these guys don’t put their full plan in or plays. Chip will have plenty of formations and plays not seen in tc or preseason games. Right now it’s all vanilla. Only thing sticking out is huge te use this year