Eagles injury update: Fully healthy for Lions
For the first time this season the Eagles will have everyone healthy and able to play on Sunday.
Now, coach Andy Reid just has to decide who will and won’t be active for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Lions at the Linc.
“Everybody is healthy and ready to go,” Reid said after practice Friday. “Then, we’ll make some decisions in certain places where we need to. I’m not going to, obviously, go over that right now.”
Everyone practiced in full Friday and none of the 11 Eagles who appeared on the injury report is questionable, doubtful or out.
Players listed as probable are: safety Colt Anderson (knee), wide receivers Jason Avant (wrist) and Riley Cooper (collarbone), running back Bryce Brown (shoulder), long snapper Jon Dorenbos (ankle), offensive tackle King Dunlap (hamstring), fullback Stanley Havili (quad), linebackers Akeem Jordan (hamstring) and Mychal Kendricks (ankle), defensive tackle Derek Landri (knee) and defensive end Darryl Tapp (foot).
As for Cooper, who still hasn’t yet played this season but has practiced for several weeks, Reid said he’s being cautious with the third-year wideout.
“I want to make sure he’s ready to go and he’s healthy enough to where he takes care of being confident enough,” Reid said. “That’s what I look at.”
With the bye week next week, it appears as if Cooper won’t play until the team’s Oct. 28 home game against the Falcons.
Reid was also asked if DeSean Jackson would return punts against the Falcons but the head coach was typically evasive.
“We’ll see. We’ll see how that goes,” he said “That’s not necessarily where I’m at right this moment.”E-mail Geoff Mosher at firstname.lastname@example.org