Most of the talk in recent days regarding the Eagles has centered on the availability of key offensive players. But there are a couple of injuries in the defensive secondary that deserve nearly as much attention, especially with Philly hosting Tom Brady and the high-octane Patriots.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer confirms that quarterback Mike Vick (ribs) will miss his second straight game, and that receiver Jeremy Maclin, who is listed as doubtful with shoulder and hamstring injuries, also won’t play. The good news is that receiver DeSean Jackson is probable with a foot injury, meaning that he’s virtually certain to play.
On defense, however, two of the team’s three Pro Bowl-caliber corners could miss the game. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t play last weekend with a high ankle sprain, and Nnamdi Asomugha went down on Thursday with a knee injury.
Per McLane, Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t expected to play. If Asomugha can’t go, Brandon Hughes will get the start at right corner, with Asante Samuel starting on the left side in his first game against his former team.