Vince Young remains on track to start Sunday for the Eagles at quarterback.
Michael Vick was absent from practice for a third straight day, according to multiple reporters at Eagles practice. Wideout Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were both also not at practice, which doesn’t bode well for their status against the Patriots.
Asomugha reportedly hyperextended his knee at Eagles practice Thursday.
Not all the news was bad. DeSean Jackson appears on track to play, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was a surprise participant in practice. DRC is recovering from a high ankle sprain and was expected to miss this week’s game, but his return to practice gives him a shot to play.
In New England, the Patriots were without linebacker Brandon Spikes once again. Chad Ochocinco was also surprisingly absent from practice because of a hamstring injury, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.
It’s hard to imagine how the Patriots will replace Ochocinco’s one catch-per-game.
UPDATE: Rodgers-Cromartie, Vick, and Asomugha are questionable. Jackson is probable. Maclin is doubtful.