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Eagle Eye: Eagles depth being tested
Jason Peters and Mychal Kendricks have started all 10 games this season. (USA Today Images)
One day later, the information regarding the availability of inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks and left tackle Jason Peters to play Sunday remains scarce.
Both starters are “day to day,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday before practice. Kendricks and Peters were both at practice in jerseys and without helmets for the second straight day.
Kelly said each would try to participate in some parts of practice as the coaches monitor their progress, but neither player took first-team reps on Wednesday.
Kelly said he’s hopeful to have both for Sunday’s game against the Redskins at the Linc.
“We’ll get a chance to see what they can do today,” Kelly said. “They’re not full go. We’ll see how the week goes along. We’re hopeful for them [to play].”
Najee Goode took practice reps in Kendricks' place and Allen Barbre got the left tackle reps for Peters.
Tight end Brent Celek was limited with a minor hip injury, but is not expected to miss Sunday's game.
Left cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who missed the Green Bay game with a pectoral injury, practiced again.
Wednesday’s practice was the only one in pads.
“Bradley’s in the same boat as [Kendricks and Peters],” Kelly said. “He ran around a little bit [Tuesday]. Again, we’re going to see what he can do and can’t do. He’s practiced for the last couple of days. It’s just, ‘What can he get from a strength standpoint up top?' He can run and his legs are fine.”
Reserve linebacker Jake Knott, who’s been dealing with a hamstring injury for several weeks, warmed up without a helmet and did not practice.
As for rookie safety Earl Wolff, who is expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury, Kelly provided no details about the extent of the the injury. Curiously, Kelly said his discussions with the medical staff involve only return timetables, not details on the injury itself.
The public should be skeptical about Kelly’s assertion that he doesn’t seek full reports on each injury.
“He’s week to week,” Kelly said. “When I talk to those guys [on the medical staff], I don’t get specifics. Just tell me how long he’s out for and what plans we have to make.”