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Jason Peters has played every game this season after missing all of last year with a torn Achilles. (AP)
Left tackle Jason Peters, who came out of Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay with a shoulder injury but returned, missed practice Wednesday as the Eagles prepared for their Sunday showdown against NFC East rival Dallas.
Earlier on Wednesday, head coach Chip Kelly provided very little information on the Pro Bowl left tackle, except to say Peters would probably be limited at practice.
Peters came out for warmups in a jersey and with no helmet while the team practiced in pads and was listed on the injury report as one of two players who didn’t practice.
Kelly had also said Monday that he thought Peters would be able to practice in full by Wednesday. There aren’t any strong indications that Peters won’t be able to suit up against the Cowboys.
The only other Eagle who didn’t participate was running back Chris Polk, whose status is more uncertain. Polk injured his shoulder in the first quarter against the Bucs, and the Eagles played the rest of the game with just LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown.
The Eagles might go into Sunday’s game with just two running backs, although fullback/tight end James Casey could be a third option. The team can also sign Matthew Tucker from the practice squad. Casey missed the Tampa game with a groin injury but fully participated Wednesday.
Limited in practice were safety Patrick Chung, who continues to nurse a nerve injury in his shoulder, along with quarterback Mike Vick (hamstring) and punter Donnie Jones (left foot), who is left-footed.
Vick told CSNPhilly.com after practice that his hamstring injury might take longer to recover than he initially thought (see story).