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According to Chip Kelly, Patrick Chung (left) and Brandon Boykin were limited on Wednesday. (USA Today Images)
The status of free safety Patrick Chung, who missed Sunday’s debacle in Denver, is uncertain as the Eagles prepare for their showdown against the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Chung and cornerback Brandon Boykin are limited at practice today, head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, with Chung still nursing a shoulder injury he sustained against Kansas City and Boykin deterred by a shoulder contusion from the Denver game.
“They’ll go through some things,” Kelly said, “but they won’t go through full practice.”
Rookie safety Earl Wolff continues to replace Chung, and rookie seventh-round pick Jordan Poyer is subbing for Boykin.
Kelly said said the injury to Boykin is minor and thinks the second-year nickelback should be able to practice in full this week. The injury came on special teams, with Boykin playing the gunner role on a punt.
“I think Brandon is going to practice [Thursday],” Kelly added. “I don’t think it’ll be an issue.”
Chung, he’s less certain about.
“I don’t know that one,” Kelly said.
Asked about the starting safety tandem when Chung returns, Kelly said he hasn’t planned yet for that scenario.
“It all depends on when he comes back,” Kelly said, “and what his health status is.”