Utley to Rehab in Arizona; Phils Final Preseason Tune Up

Utley to Rehab in Arizona; Phils Final Preseason Tune Up

Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with reporters in South Philadelphia tonight prior to the Phillies final preseason tune up against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Most notably, he updated the status of Chase Utley, who will leave the team to go rehab with a specialist in Arizona.

“He’s been progressing pretty well, but he has to build on the
progression,” Amaro said. “He’s gonna go back and see Brett Fischer in
Arizona and then he’s gonna meet the club when we go out there, to the
West Coast. I’m not sure quite how long he’s going to be there, but it’s
kind of more intensive one-on-one work.”

Chase will start the season on the DL along with Ryan Howard, Jose Contreras, Justin DeFratus, and Michael Martinez.

For more on the Phillies opening day roster as well as injury updates, check out John Finger's report from the ball park this evening.

If you're heading down to CBP, look for many of the players roaming the ball park as they did last night.

Real thing starts Thursday.

Eagles-Steelers inactives: Mychal Kendricks active

Eagles-Steelers inactives: Mychal Kendricks active

Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who entered the weekend listed as questionable, is active for the team’s game against the Steelers on Sunday afternoon.

Kendricks suffered a broken nose and a quad contusion in last week’s game against the Bears in Chicago. After missing practice for a couple days, he returned in full on Friday and was expected to be ready to go.

In past years, Kendricks would have likely been listed as probable, but the NFL confusingly did away with its “probable” label on injury reports this season.

As for the players who aren’t playing on Sunday, there aren’t any surprises. Zach Ertz (ribs), Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and Isaac Seumalo (pec) were all ruled out earlier in the week and are inactive.

Brent Celek will start at tight end for Ertz and Ron Brooks will start at corner for McKelvin. Expect rookie Jalen Mills to be on the field as the outside corner in the nickel package.

Joining them on the list of inactives are WR Bryce Treggs, OL Dillon Gordon, OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai and OL Josh Andrews.

If you’re wondering about Treggs, the receiver the Eagles claimed off waivers from the 49ers and last cuts, it seems like the team isn’t ready to activate him just yet. Here’s what Pederson said on Friday about Treggs and the possibility of activating him:

“Yeah, it’s tough to keep the five receivers up based on what you need, defense, special teams and all that,” Pederson said. “He’s shown flashes of his speed in practice and doing a nice job there. And with him too, much like DGB, it’s how well he can process and how well he knows the system in order for him to, one, be active and, two, get a chance to play.”

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