LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper all practiced at the NovaCare Complex on Monday. McCoy spent Sunday standing on the sideline during training camp. He declined to answer questions after the session about why he didn’t participate.
“Nothing serious to my knowledge,” Pat Shurmur said when asked why McCoy didn’t practice on Sunday. “Every once in a while, guys miss practice.”
Cooper – who missed the Eagles’ first two preseason games and was dealing with an ankle injury that had him in a walking boot for portions of training camp – practiced for the second straight day on Monday. Maclin, who had a hamstring issue that limited him during parts of last week’s joint training camp sessions in New England, didn’t play in the second preseason game against the Patriots.
Because of the injuries, the Eagles have yet to see Maclin, Cooper and rookie receiver Jordan Matthews on the field together in a preseason game.
“Had [Cooper] or [Maclin] not been out,” Shurmur said, “you certainly would have seen it by now.
“They’ve had a lot of time together in the offseason, and I think we still have some time left before we play the Jaguars [in the season opener]. We’re hopeful that we’ll get them out there all together at some point.”
That point could be this Thursday. Maclin and Cooper are currently expected to play in the team’s third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field.
Rookie wide receiver Josh Huff – who suffered a shoulder injury – was not at practice on Monday. Chip Kelly said X-rays were negative but gave no timetable for Huff’s return. Running back Chris Polk (hamstring), linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) and cornerback Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media on Monday. Cornerback Cary Williams (hamstring), linebacker Bryan Braman (back) and cornerback Nolan Carroll (groin) were in pads.