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.