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Eagles get a bunch of players back at practice

Matt Ryan, Trent Cole AP

It seems the bye week was a boon to the injured members of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The team got defensive ends Trent Cole and Brandon Graham back at practice Monday as the team reconvened after their time off. Both players participated fully in the short Monday session, according to Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jason Babin and Juqua Parker worked with the first team defense, but both returnees got snaps with the first unit. Cole has missed two games after hurting his calf in the Week Four loss to the 49ers.

Graham has been on the PUP list all year following offseason knee surgery, which means the team has a three-week roster exemption that allows him to practice before putting him on the active roster. Graham said Monday that his knee feels strong, but that he isn’t in game shape yet. He hopes to play Sunday, but that remains up in the air.

Offensive tackle Jason Peters, who hurt his hamstring in the San Francisco game and hasn’t played since, also made his return to practice. That means Todd Herremans will move back to right tackle if Peters is able to play against Dallas on Sunday night. With the Cowboys improving to 3-3 against the Rams, that game will be a key one for Philly’s hopes of climbing back into the playoff race after their 1-4 start. A loss would leave them two games back of the Cowboys and at least that far behind the division-leading Giants.

There was one more player back at practice for the Eagles, but Ronnie Brown isn’t coming back from an injury. Brown was traded to the Lions before last week’s trading deadline, only to find himself back with the Eagles after Jerome Harrison’s brain tumor was discovered. Brown figured to see more time in Detroit with Jahvid Best’s status unclear thanks to a concussion, but he was diplomatic about the turn of events.

“You realize, I’ve been around, this is my seventh season, so there’s a business side of this, unfortunately these are some of the things you’ve got to deal with,” Brown said. “I’m going to be a professional, I’m going to be where I’m supposed to be, do the things I need to do and try to see how I can get better each day.”

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21 Responses to “Eagles get a bunch of players back at practice”
  1. The Shoeman says: Oct 24, 2011 5:08 PM

    Yeah …

    Since not alot of the GM’s here noticed, the Eagles have been banged-up , maybe they can start it off this week by”whippin Cowboy butts”

    Ahh . . . the way “things were meant to be”!

  2. freedomispopular says: Oct 24, 2011 5:15 PM

    That’s gotta be a sucky feeling for Ronnie Brown.

  3. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 24, 2011 5:27 PM

    So we can only count on DeMarco Murray running for 170 yards this week?

  4. gallaghedj311 says: Oct 24, 2011 5:38 PM

    Demarco can run for 200 yards, but at the end of the day, birds win

  5. jacksaysfu says: Oct 24, 2011 6:56 PM

    Philly only gave up 42 rushing yards last week , so they’ll hold the rookie in check . With a win & skins loss they’ll immediately jump back into 2nd place . I know the Eagles have work to do , but the division isn’t that great . The East is wide open this year (thank god were not in the Nfc North) and everyone who s been bashing the Eagles will suddenly disapeer when we win the East !

  6. dicktrickle97 says: Oct 24, 2011 7:15 PM

    so glad ronnie brow doesn’t play for the phins any more.

  7. baldeaglejohnie says: Oct 24, 2011 7:44 PM

    I think Graham will need most of the three week pup practice exemption to get back and ready But we needed this bye to get heathly again! getting Cole and Peters back is huge for the game against the girls. BIG GAME already, we don’t the turn ball over and we should be able to beat them at home! the fans will be juiced and ready to bring it at the Link!
    hope graham does get back and knee holds up this year, he can help was having a nice rookie year before he went down last year.

  8. hieveryone12345 says: Oct 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    Any Eagles fans that think you guys are going to get on a “roll” after your “impressive” win over the redskins, you will get a reality check next sunday night when the cowboys send you to 2-5

  9. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 8:54 PM

    Since not alot of the GM’s here noticed, the Eagles have been banged-up , maybe they can start it off this week by”whippin Cowboy butts”

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    Yeah the Cowboys have been dealing with their share of injuries too, sparky. What injury will Vick fake this week after Ware hammers him a couple of times?

  10. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 8:58 PM

    Philly only gave up 42 rushing yards last week , so they’ll hold the rookie in check .

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    The Redskins don’t have a QB (or any WRs to speak of) so I don’t think it’s going to be as simple as that.

  11. 5xchamp says: Oct 24, 2011 9:25 PM

    what a bunch of idiots you ”so called” Egirl fans are…. you totally vanish for the last three weeks , then, you BARELY beat Washington and now you’re gonna win the East ? ppfftttttttt…. PLEASE
    Dallas is gonna walk in your house stomp all over your floor then leave with your sister and the win….. as Bart Scott would say .. CANT WAIT !!!

  12. polishrod says: Oct 24, 2011 9:30 PM

    howley1 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 8:54 PM
    Since not alot of the GM’s here noticed, the Eagles have been banged-up , maybe they can start it off this week by”whippin Cowboy butts”

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    Yeah the Cowboys have been dealing with their share of injuries too, sparky. What injury will Vick fake this week after Ware hammers him a couple of times?

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    You have Romo as a QB and you’re going to talk trash against Mike Vick?

    I’ll tell you what, we’ll give you Vince Young for a 2nd rounder and Mike Jenkins.

  13. nfl fan says: Oct 24, 2011 9:57 PM

    Perfect, so try again to be the “Dream Team”…by maybe winning a few games.

    Beat the Cowboys and we’ll take notice. Lead the division, and we’ll be impressed. Until then, you are who we thought you were…Andy Reid’s team (o for 12 seasons).

  14. dawkattack says: Oct 24, 2011 10:41 PM

    so glad ronnie brow doesn’t play for the phins any more………I Remember RB Beating The Pats Singlehandedly Who’s Your Back Now Ohh RB&1/2 lol

  15. dawkattack says: Oct 24, 2011 11:12 PM

    Hey Nfl Fan Maybe If They Win More Than One Playoff Game In the Next 10yrs Maybe We’ll Take Notice. Last I Checked It’s Better To Make It There Than Not At All

  16. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:32 PM

    You have Romo as a QB and you’re going to talk trash against Mike Vick?

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    You go MIA for a month, Eagles barely beat the Redskins and you’re back talking trash again?

    Yeah I’m going to talk trash on Mike Vick. And why would Romo have any bearing on that? It’s not like he DOESN’T have a winning record over the Eagles. And when was the last time Vick won a playoff game, anyway?

  17. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:42 PM

    I’ll tell you what, we’ll give you Vince Young for a 2nd rounder and Mike Jenkins.

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    The trade deadline has passed, but the Cowboys prefer QBs that can read beyond one progession anyway so you can keep your gimmick. Too late for the Eagles to try to get a cornerback that can tackle, shoulda thought about that way before now. Andy would waste the draft pick anyway because everybody knows that Andy can’t draft, and Andy can’t develop.

  18. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:45 PM

    Hey dawkattack… the Cowboys have won a playoff game since the Eagles have. Remember? haha

  19. gamermwm says: Oct 25, 2011 12:32 AM

    That was a stupid trade anyway. Ronnie Brown was 1/2 of Miami’s whole offense for years. Keep the guy and it will pay off in the end if the Eagles have enough patience to do anything right

  20. gamermwm says: Oct 25, 2011 12:35 AM

    Plus it’s only his 7th season! What the hell are you trading Ronnie Brown away for???!!!

    McCoy may be good but Ronnie is a proven back who’s done more and proved more in the NFL

    I’m a Cowboys fan and that trade made even me sick. You guys can make all the sucky moves you want, but this one made me sick

  21. dawkattack says: Oct 25, 2011 12:52 AM

    @howley Keywords Were More Than 1

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