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Maclin, Dunlap miss practice for Eagles

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It’s going to be another week of playing the waiting game for word on the status of Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Maclin did not practice with the team on Wednesday because of the hip injury that’s been bothering him since the first week of the season. Maclin was able to play in the win over the Ravens after missing practice most of last week, so missing the session hardly means he’s likely to miss the game. Coach Andy Reid said that Maclin is “tender, but improving” during his press conference without offering much color about Maclin’s chances of facing the 2-0 Cardinals.

Reid was a bit more forthcoming about left tackle King Dunlap, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. It doesn’t sound like the Eagles are going to have Dunlap in the lineup.

“I’d say he’s still sore. He’s still sore, so we’ll see. I think it will be a stretch for him to make it. But he has made a little improvement in that time,” Reid said.

Demetress Bell would start if Dunlap is indeed unable to play, leaving the Eagles with two new starters on the offensive line. Dallas Reynolds will take over at center for Jason Kelce, who is done for the season after injuring his knee against Baltimore. The Cardinals defense has been strong in the first two weeks, so the new guys will have to hit the ground running.

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8 Responses to “Maclin, Dunlap miss practice for Eagles”
  1. bobbyhoying says: Sep 19, 2012 4:32 PM

    It will be interesting to see how Kevin Kolb plays against the Eagles. Who would know his tendencies better than Andy, Marty & Juan? I’ll bet Benie Wells gets a lot of carries.

  2. bobonmycob says: Sep 19, 2012 5:37 PM

    Kevin Kolb is still going to be QB for the Eagles… He’s going to be the QB of our secondary. DRC knows Arizona/Fitzgerald pretty well so I’m not too worried about this one. It will be a great game but I’m leaning toward the Eagles

  3. jam11163 says: Sep 19, 2012 6:11 PM

    they will be ready to play. bet you kolb goes down.i hope not but hes injury prone.

  4. bleedgreen says: Sep 19, 2012 7:49 PM

    The O-Line held their own against Haloti Ngata and the Ravens D-Line, so I’m pretty sure they can handle the Card’s D.

    I think its going to be another squeaker, but the Eagles will come out on top.

  5. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Cards defense isn’t a joke. Calais Campbell is for real. Aside for Ngata, Baltimores defense is old and we never seem to do well on the west coast. However, our defense will prove to be too much for Arizona’s offense. Defense has allowed 2 TDs in 8 quarters also dealing with 8+ turnovers by the offense? Where are all the idiots who chastised Reid for making the O-Line coach the D-Coordinator? You’re probably the same idiots that called for banner to keep McNabb and trash Reid because the answer was McNabb needs a new HC. Ask “VoiceofReason” how that worked out. Unless u can get Kyle Shanahan on the phone…

  6. cleverbob says: Sep 20, 2012 8:27 AM

    Don’t take the Cards lightly. They’re on a hot streak and not getting much respect.

  7. rugbyisbetter says: Sep 20, 2012 9:46 AM

    This will be a surprisingly fun game to watch. Eagles have an already better shot at winning this one now that we wont have Jaquan Jarrett (sp?) covering Fitz. I like DRC and NA with our pass rush on Kevin Kolb.
    What I dont like… Vick throwing more interceptions because the pass rush will probably be harder (probably same tough defense as Ravens, but with 2 newer guys in place on eagles O line). I also don’t like how the Eagles are not using one of the best backs in the league. Give him the ball. He has 1 turnover compared to Vick’s 6. Vick is throwing 2 picks for every TD, no sir I dont like it.
    But it sure is nice this season to have a defense that can keep you in the game despite Vick’s best effort to lose it for 55 minutes of the game.

  8. oldbyrd says: Sep 20, 2012 1:29 PM

    If we cut down on turnovers and Vic continues to shake the rust, its no contest. New England was complacent.

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