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.