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Eagle Eye: Stopping Eddie Lacy
Cedric Thornton missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday because of a knee issue. (USA Today Images)
Cedric Thornton, who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday to nurse a minor knee injury, returned to practice Thursday.
Thornton, the Eagles’ best run-stopping lineman, is expected to play Sunday against Green Bay. The Eagles will need him against rookie running back Eddie Lacy, who rushed for 150 yards Monday night against Chicago and leads the NFL with 545 rushing yards since Week 3.
Right cornerback Bradley Fletcher was limited for the second straight day, but Fletcher said after practice that he’s ready “to light someone up” and expects to play against the Packers.
Mike Vick (hamstring) was also limited and didn’t participate in 7-on-7 or team drills, which he hasn’t done all week.
“He's progressing,” head coach Chip Kelly said. “But he didn't take any reps [Wednesday]. Earlier when it happened, he got some reps in 7 on 7. Right now he's just going on individual drills.”
Everyone else practiced except for rookie linebacker Jake Knott, who has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury but returned to practice this week. The team probably withheld Knott because rain moved practice indoors and onto the hard turf of the NovaCare Complex practice bubble.