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Knee injury keeps Kenny Phillips out of practice

New York Giants Kenny Phillips to call by replacement referee Peter Shafer on a play against Chicago Bears in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

Tackle Jason Peters wasn’t the only Eagle not on the field during Tuesday’s organized team activity.

Safety Kenny Phillips also missed the session because of a knee issue. Phillips has a long history of problems with his right knee, which required microfracture surgery during the 2009 season and missed nine games last season with more knee problems. Eagles coach Chip Kelly would confirm only that Phillips was held out because of his knee and offered no information about whether or not this was a recurrence of a past injury.

“I don’t ask questions,” Kelly said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “They just tell me who’s going and who’s not going.”

That suggests we won’t know much about Phillips’ condition unless Kelly continues to get told that Phillips isn’t able to go. If that’s the case, the gamble that the Eagles made by signing Phillips to a relatively inexpensive one-year deal will have failed. Nate Allen and Patrick Chung were the safeties with the first team on Tuesday and will likely be the starters come the regular season if Phillips isn’t physically able to be a consistent presence in the lineup.

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18 Responses to “Knee injury keeps Kenny Phillips out of practice”
  1. geeeeemen says: May 28, 2013 3:13 PM

    I loved KP on the Giants, but his lingering knee issue forced us to let him walk in FA. This just confirms that it was the right decision.

  2. Ben Cerow says: May 28, 2013 3:14 PM

    Get used to seeing this, Eagles fans.

    Shame to see it, he’s such a dynamic player when healthy. Hope the knee cooperates with him in the future.

  3. revskip says: May 28, 2013 3:19 PM

    When he is on the field he has a ton of talent. Always liked the guy on the Giants. Unfortunately he has a real problem staying healthy.

  4. ttommytom says: May 28, 2013 3:23 PM

    How many people ‘allowed to leave’ the Giants ever do anything again?

    Kurt Warner, perhaps.

    I DO root for the ex giants to at least be healthy. KP was a great Giant…

  5. bigbluenationdb says: May 28, 2013 3:39 PM

    When healthy for the GMEN he was a true difference maker. I think had he not had knee problems he would have been the next great safety in the NFL. I still don’t think the Giants used him correctly. He should have been allowed to roam the field like Ed Reed.

    Hope he can stay healthy.

  6. greymares says: May 28, 2013 3:44 PM

    hey the price was right and the Eagles took a chance. its to bad if it doesn’t work out. the Giants have taken the same gamble with Jenkins and Patterson

  7. logicailvoicesays says: May 28, 2013 3:45 PM

    A guy who was never any good for the second rate Giants is now hurt after joining the second rate Eagles. Too bad the NFC East can’t offer the Redskins competition.

  8. bspurloc says: May 28, 2013 3:48 PM

    Patrick Chung cant stay healthy either…. should be a great Eagles defense out there

  9. blitzinc43 says: May 28, 2013 3:48 PM

    They need more Kenny Phillips (and his blocked passes) and less Nate Allen (and his half jump attempts to pick a ball, but miss, and stare down the recievers last name and number)

  10. pwningpft says: May 28, 2013 4:06 PM

    ttommytom says: May 28, 2013 3:23 PM

    How many people ‘allowed to leave’ the Giants ever do anything again?

    Kurt Warner, perhaps.

    I DO root for the ex giants to at least be healthy. KP was a great Giant…
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    TommyTom,

    Barry CoField, a captain of the redskins would like to have a word with you.

  11. pixelito says: May 28, 2013 4:22 PM

    Hopefully they won’t ruin his career like they did with Steve Smith.

  12. b3nz0z says: May 28, 2013 4:33 PM

    it sucks when talented guys can’t stay on the field. even when they aren’t on your team.

  13. The Shoeman says: May 28, 2013 5:25 PM

    Jumping the Gun here ..

    the report is:

    Kenny Phillips said that he didn’t practice Tuesday for precautionary reasons.

    It has been raining all day here .

  14. therealtrenches says: May 28, 2013 5:45 PM

    PFT says: “we won’t know much about Phillips’ condition unless Kelly continues to get told that Phillips isn’t able to go. If that’s the case, the gamble that the Eagles made by signing Phillips to a relatively inexpensive one-year deal will have failed.”

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    So let me get this straight: if it is the case that Kelly doesn’t know why Phillips cannot play, singing Phillips was a failure?

    Can you say “leap in logic?”

    They could be holding him out for any number of reasons, including precautionary ones; for all we know, he has the flu and they don’t want him infecting the rest of the team.

    And whether or not Kelly knows the reason has nothing to do with whether or not the signing was a failure.

  15. eaglesince86 says: May 28, 2013 5:49 PM

    this sucks but i love how chipper is all about business and rolls with the best talent

  16. onurface says: May 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    Thats y the GMEN let him walk…

  17. kev86 says: May 28, 2013 6:22 PM

    Like a race horse with a broken leg.

  18. bleedgreen11 says: May 28, 2013 11:40 PM

    Hello its raining and miserable in philly. Not the best conditions to exert yourself when you don’t really have to. Should have came in to at least study and grab his smoothie though.

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