Jeremy Maclin Ruled Out For Cardinals Game
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.
“You always want to have Maclin out there, but Damaris has done a great job in practice, understanding the scheme and what we’re trying to get done, so hopefully he can step in and fill the void,” said Michael Vick.
The undrafted free agent out of Tulsa has seen some action over the Eagles’ first two regular-season games, catching two balls for 23 yards while serving as the team’s punt returner. He is now in a much bigger role.
“I’m not nervous, I’m really excited,” said the 5-8 Johnson. “I always thought I could play in this league, it’s just something I have to go out and prove now. I have the reps to do it, now I just have to go out and make plays.”
With Dunlap sidelined because of a hamstring strain, Demetress Bell will get his first start at left tackle for the Eagles.
“He’ll be fine,” said Dunlap. “He’s been working hard all week, came in last week and did a good job. I think we’ll be fine.”