Eagles practice: No Vick, Maclin, or Asomugha

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Vince Young remains on track to start Sunday for the Eagles at quarterback.

Michael Vick was absent from practice for a third straight day, according to multiple reporters at Eagles practice. Wideout Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were both also not at practice, which doesn’t bode well for their status against the Patriots.

Asomugha reportedly hyperextended his knee at Eagles practice Thursday.

Not all the news was bad. DeSean Jackson appears on track to play, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was a surprise participant in practice. DRC is recovering from a high ankle sprain and was expected to miss this week’s game, but his return to practice gives him a shot to play.

In New England, the Patriots were without linebacker Brandon Spikes once again. Chad Ochocinco was also surprisingly absent from practice because of a hamstring injury, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

It’s hard to imagine how the Patriots will replace Ochocinco’s one catch-per-game.

UPDATE: Rodgers-Cromartie, Vick, and Asomugha are questionable. Jackson is probable. Maclin is doubtful.

10 responses to “Eagles practice: No Vick, Maclin, or Asomugha

  1. This is going to be difficult for the New England defense. Vince Young, lack of brains and all, will still be difficult to defend because he’s difficult to game-plan for. He can throw, break out of the pocket and throw, or run….and even he has no idea when or why any of it will happen. These are the the most difficult QB’s to game-plan for and that works against the Patriots because they rely on extensive game-planning. I think the Eagles will put up a bunch of points. The question is: can the Pats put up more? I’m a Pats fan and I don’t like this game. I think the Eagles take this one in Philly.

  2. Sheesh! Even as a Pats fan, isn’t the hammy issue for Chad like the Gatorade guy having tennis-elbow from holding the tray or something??

  3. I will always be mad at the Pats for trading their draft pick to the 49ers, which allowed them to pluck Jerry Rice from the Dallas Cowboys’ grasps.

    But if Brady and Company can end the Eagles’ “Dream Season”, I won’t be AS mad.


  4. All that money and free time for Vick leads to one thing.

    Idle hands, leads straight to the genitals. Of dogs.

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