Eagles Injury Update: Full practice for Chung

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Eagles Injury Update: Full practice for Chung

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October 9, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Patrick Chung injured his shoulder Sept. 19 against Kansas City. (USA Today Images)

Eagles safety Patrick Chung practiced in full for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury Sept. 19 against Kansas City.

Chung, who has missed the past two games, is seemingly in line to play in Sunday’s road game against Tampa, but his status remains uncertain. Head coach Chip Kelly said Chung is one of two players the Eagles will monitor closely this week, with quarterback Mike Vick being the other.

Vick, who pulled his hamstring against the Giants, was limited at practice for the second straight day. Also limited were punter Donnie Jones (ankle), running back Chris Polk (ankle) and cornerback Brandon Boykin (groin).

Outside linebacker Connor Barwin (foot) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (finger) were full participants, along with Chung.

Kelly said Chung was limited in Tuesday’s practice but did more than he had the prior week. It’s still unclear what the coaches will do if Chung is deemed healthy enough to start. Chung had started the first three games alongside Nate Allen, with rookie Earl Wolff coming off the bench.

On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Bill Davis said Chung would rotate with Allen and Wolff if he’s not healthy enough to start. Wolff has started the past two games in Chung’s place and Allen has played better after a rocky first three games.

“Well, we'll see to what degree [Chung] comes back,” Davis said. “He's got a unique injury that you've got to deal with how much he can play.  And we'll roll him in and probably have a little bit of a rotation going until we see where Patrick is.”

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