Unlike quarterback Michael Vick, there’s a good chance Eagles running back LeSean McCoy plays this week after being cleared by doctors to return from his concussion.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said on his radio show on WIP-AM, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that McCoy could play this week against the Redskins.
“There’s a chance he ends up playing for us this week,” Reid said. “We’ll see how it goes with practices this week. He practiced today and did well.”
While quarterback Nick Foles has shown steady growth at quarterback, replacement running back Bryce Brown has shown a tendency to fumble, mostly.
Brown had 43 carries for 347 yards and four touchdowns in his first two starts, but was held to 40 yards in his next two games. He also fumbled three times, and one last week that was charged to Foles could have easily been assigned to Brown.
“He’ll correct the fumbling,” Reid said of Brown. “With time here that will get taken care of. And if it doesn’t then you can’t play.”
And that’s likely why McCoy gets another chance, while Vick watches.