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Eagles Extra: Preparing to face the Packers
Bradley Fletcher and Jason Peters were both at practice Tuesday after sustaining injuries Sunday in Oakland. (USA Today Images)
Riley Cooper was sent home sick, but Bradley Fletcher and Jason Peters, who both got hurt Sunday in Oakland, were outside with their helmets for the start of practice, which means both were likely to at least try to get some work in.
Cooper, who had a career-best 139 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday in Oakland, reported to the NovaCare Complex Tuesday morning but was sent home by the team’s trainers, a team spokesman said.
Fletcher and Peters both suffered pectoral injuries Sunday, but neither is believed to be serious.
Head coach Chip Kelly said Monday he didn’t expect Peters to miss Sunday’s game against the Packers in Green Bay, and defensive coordinator Billy Davis on Tuesday classified Fletcher as day-to-day and said Fletcher believes he’ll be able to play this weekend.
Allen Barbre replaced Peters at left tackle for the Eagles’ final six drives covering 17 plays and would start if Peters is unable to go. He was on the field for the Eagles’ seventh and final touchdown.
Davis said he’s not sure what the Eagles’ plan would be moving forward if Fletcher is unable to play.
The Eagles like to keep Brandon Boykin inside. Roc Carmichael got 20 snaps on defense in place of Fletcher after he left the game on Sunday and played well, and the Eagles signed another cornerback, their former third-round pick Curtis Marsh, on Tuesday (see story). Davis said since Marsh spent the entire offseason with the Eagles, he’d be able to play immediately if needed.
Quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring), who has played just four series since injuring his hamstring against the Giants on Oct. 6, was out at practice with his helmet, although Kelly said Monday that Vick would not practice Tuesday.
Vick, who last got through a game in Week 4 against the Broncos, is not expected to play against the Packers on Sunday.
Because most NFL teams don’t practice on Tuesday, teams are not required to file their first weekly official injury report until Wednesday.