The Eagles didn’t have running back LeSean McCoy at practice on Wednesday and they won’t have right tackle Todd Herremans for the rest of the season.
McCoy sat out on Wednesday because of an illness. McCoy tweeted Tuesday evening that he hoped he didn’t have the flu and there seems to be a pretty good chance that his hopes went unrealized. There’s no reason to believe that McCoy’s ability to play on Sunday will be put at risk by whatever’s got him under the weather today, but the situation will certainly merit watching as the week unfolds.
McCoy’s absence was a surprise, but the other big Philly injury news of the day was expected. The Eagles placed tackle Todd Herremans on injured reserve Wednesday, which didn’t come as a surprise after the initial reports about his status indicated a season-ending injury. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Herremans has a dislocated bone in his foot.
McLane also reports that the Eagles will move King Dunlap to right tackle and play Demetress Bell at left tackle with Herremans out of the lineup. Bell replaced Herremans on Monday night and did not do a good job at all in his first appearance on that side of the line. He wasn’t so hot on the left side earlier this season, so the loss of Herremans will likely be a big one for the Eagles.