Michael Vick’s chances of bouncing back from a disappointing opener are looking a little bleaker at this hour.
There aren’t many healthy wide receivers in Philadelphia right now. Jeremy Maclin missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday because of a hip pointer and he had some company this time. DeSean Jackson was also held out of practice with an injured hamstring. It’s a new development as there hasn’t been any word about a Jackson injury prior to Thursday. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jackson was seen with a large wrap of ice on his left leg after practice, which suggests Jackson got hurt during that session.
It is hard to like the Eagles’ chances against the Ravens this weekend all that much if they don’t have either of their starting wide receivers in the lineup. There are only three other healthy receivers on the active roster — Jason Avant, undrafted rookie Damaris Johnson and the recently signed Mardy Gilyard — and none of them offer anything close to what the Eagles get from Jackson and Maclin.
We’ll find out more about the status of each player on Friday, but it is looking like a game time decision for Maclin after not practicing on either Wednesday or Thursday.