The Eagles aren't going into Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins in the best of health.
With Kevin Curtis (strained calf) listed as doubtful and Hank Baskett (sprained knee ligament) out, the Eagles will have a depleted wide receiver corps. Reggie Brown, benched the previous two games, will likely be in the starting lineup against the Redskins.
The problems, however, go beyond wide receiver. Guard Todd Herremans, already slowed by a shoulder injury, sprained his ankle in practice Thursday and sat out of today's indoor practice at the NovaCare Complex. Herremans was listed as questionable on the team's injury report. If he cannot play, rookie Mike McGlynn will get the start at left guard, leaving the Eagles with two inexperienced players -- right guard Nick Cole is the other -- on either side of center Jamaal Jackson.
Jackson said it helps that both McGlynn and Cole also play center because they have a better knowledge of the signals he calls along the offensive line. McGlynn, a rookie fourth-round pick out of Pittsburgh, got his first NFL action at guard Monday night in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns.
"I played about 15 snaps," he said. "It was a good experience. I went up against a pretty good player in Shuan Rogers."