The Eagles have plenty of defensive ends, and they may need all of them.
With starter Jason Babin already missing from practice with a calf strain, starter Trent Cole will miss anywhere from a day to a week with a shoulder injury, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.
Cole said of the injury, “I’m always ready.”
“I think with injuries in this day and age of football, you’ve got to be patient,” coach Andy Reid said. ”You don’t want to put the player in a bind. You think about them first and then the practices. You don’t want to put them in a position where they get hurt worse than what they already are.”
The injury occurred Monday. The swelling reduced on Tuesday, the team’s off day, but it returned when Wednesday tried to practice.
The absence of Babin and Cole gives Brandon Graham extra opportunities to prove that he wasn’t and isn’t a bust.
Starting tight end Brent Celek continues to miss practice with a knee injury. He said that he can run in a straight line, but that he has trouble cutting.