Eagles’ Vick, McCoy and Avant doesn’t practice, Scott Ready to Go
Running back Chris Polk was the only Eagles player who was listed as out on the Friday practice. Polk was listed on the practice report with a toe injury.
While Polk was the only Eagles player listed as out, he isn’t the only player who will miss Monday’s game.
Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and Jason Avant all missed practice and all three are expected to miss Monday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. The Eagles have prepared all week as if those three veterans will not play.
“When you practice they’re not going to practice. So literally, yes. That’s what we do. You go in and then you practice with the other kids and let them play. So [RB] Bryce [Brown] and [RB] Dion [Lewis], they’ll be in there at running back and [QB Nick] Foles will be in at quarterback and we go. Until the players are there you go with the guys that are out there.”
Right guard Danny Watkins, still listed with a ankle injury, continues to be a full participant in practice. Reid was asked about Watkins availability during the Saturday press conference.
“He’s getting better but it’s similar to what it was last week,” described Reid. “Jake Scott is healthy, he understands the offense, and he did a nice job after he got over the two penalties early there. He played good football. He’s got a lot of experience.”
When asked who the starting right guard would be Monday Night, the answer from Reid was simple.
“Jake [Scott] right now,” Reid stated. Scott sounds like he is ready and thinks he will have a better result on Monday than his first game.
“I think I’ll improve this week, predicted Scott. “I think I’ll play even better this week.”
Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and wide receiver Riley Cooper were also full practice on Thursday. Jenkins has been dealing with foot and ankle issues, while Cooper has been dealing with some knee pain.
Eagles Friday injury report
WR Jason Avant (hamstring) did not practice
RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) did not practice
RB Chris Polk (toe) did not practice
QB Michael Vick (concussion) did not practice
WR Riley Cooper (knee) full practice
DT Cullen Jenkins (foot/ankle) full practice
G Danny Watkins (ankle) full practice