Eagles injury update: Peters & Brown return

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Eagles injury update: Peters & Brown return
August 17, 2013, 12:45 pm
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Jason Peters, left, and Bryce Brown, right, both returned to practice on Saturday. (AP)

Jason Peters (hamstring), Bryce Brown (quad) and Jon Dorenbos (concussion) each returned to the field on Saturday for the Eagles' penultimate open practice of the preseason at Lincoln Financial Field.

Peters, the All-Pro left tackle who missed all of last season with an Achilles injury, tweaked his hamstring on July 31 and missed the Eagles' first two preseason games. Allen Barbre started both games at left tackle.

Brown suffered a quad contusion on the first series he played against the Patriots in the preseason opener. He had five rushes for 22 yards and a touchdown against New England with two receptions for 19 yards. With Brown out against Carolina, Chris Polk backed up LeSean McCoy and rushed for 24 yards on five carries and lost a fumble.

Dorenbos, the long snapper who hasn't missed a game since joining the Eagles midway through the 2006 season, was concussed in the Birds' 31-22 loss to the Patriots. James Winchester had been serving as the long snapper in his stead.

The following players remained out: S Kenny Phillips (quad strain), OL Danny Watkins (concussion), TE Emil Igwenagu (concussion), RB Felix Jones (oblique strain), OL Dennis Kelly (back) and Casey Matthews (knee).

Cornerback Curtis Marsh is also out with a fractured right hand suffered in the second half against the Panthers.

Eagles add an end
The Eagles signed defensive end Eddie McClam after a workout on Saturday morning. McClam was in training camp with the Lions last season. McClam, 6-6, was an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion in 2012.


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