Andy Reid was vague when discussing his left tackle situation Wednesday. King Dunlap is back practicing after sitting out the last two games with a hamstring strain. Closer to when the injury first occurred, it appeared the job would go back to Dunlap when he was healthy. Bell has made progress since then, however, and the coaching staff was pleased with his performance against the Giants.
All things being equal, who is the starter?
For all the hype surrounding Victor Cruz‘s return to Lincoln Financial Field, it’s another Giants receiver who has been garnering the most attention inside the NovaCare walls.
“The first thing that Coach [Todd Bowles] said was, they’ve got a good pass attack but he pointed out [Hakeem] Nicks as being their complete receiver, or their number one receiver” said Nnamdi Asomugha. “That’s what he kept saying: ‘This is the guy we’ve got to watch.’ Obviously in the slot when they come out and spread it, Victor starts to get more of the looks. But when they’re just playing base football? It’s a little more Nicks.”
Now it looks like their primary concern might not even take the field.
Here’s a look at the Eagles and Cardinals injury report heading into Sunday’s game:
Jeremy Maclin did not practice Friday and is listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.
King Dunlap and Riley Cooper are also out. Everyone else practiced and should be ready to go, per Andy Reid.
Maclin re-injured his hip against the Ravens last week. He practiced in a limited capacity Thursday but shut it down on Friday.
By the sounds of it, rookie Damaris Johnson has been bumped up to take Maclin’s place.
Jeremy Maclin returned to the practice field Thursday and was listed as a limited participant after sitting Wednesday out.
The receiver was knocked out of the Ravens game with a hip pointer. He originally sustained the hip injury against the Browns in Week 1. Maclin said he was in a good deal of pain following Sunday’s game but has been making progress.
With Maclin returning, King Dunlap was the only member of the Eagles sidelined for Thursday’s practice. Dunlap is dealing with a hamstring strain and it’s considered a stretch to think he will be ready play against the Cardinals. Demetress Bell will likely get the start at left tackle in his place.
Colt Anderson (knee) did not practice Wednesday but was back as a full participant. DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was full-go as well after being limited the day before.
The Demetress Bell project may have been slower coming than many anticipated, but it’s in overdrive now.
Andy Reid said that it “will be a stretch” for King Dunlap to be ready for the Cardinals. Dunlap suffered a hamstring strain against the Ravens and will not practice Wednesday. Reid indicated he could be sidelined through Friday, opening the door for Bell to likely get his first start in an Eagles uniform.
Here’s a player-by-player review of how the Eagles offensive linemen performed after re-watching Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Michael Vick dropped back to pass 59 times Sunday against the Browns, and on 14 of those occasions, or about 24 percent of the time, he took a hit.
Who was to blame on those plays?
Here is a breakdown of the 14 hits, followed by a player-by-player review of the offensive line after having re-watched the game.
With the opener just two days away, it’s time for some predictions that we’ll likely look back and laugh at a few months from now.
We came up with 10 questions that focus on the Eagles’ 2012 season. Here’s how we see things playing out.
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