Reid: Everybody plays!
Although it is sure to change throughout the week, Andy Reid did not rule out any of his active players for Sunday night's tilt at the Giants -- not even Kevin Curtis.
According to the Eagles coach, DeSean Jackson, Jason Peters, Akeem Jordan, Brian Westbrook and Curtis -- the oft-injured wide receiver -- are still eligible to suit up in a pivotal NFC East matchup in New York. Still, it's hard to imagine that happening.
Peters was being evaluated today after he suffered a head and shoulder injury in the Eagles' 34-7 win over Atlanta on Sunday. Reid wouldn't call the injury a concussion. In fact, he never said the word when asked about the left tackle's injury.
"They're looking at him right now," Reid said. "They're going through all of that with him right now, just seeing exactly what it is. It's tough to tell exactly what it is because he has this shoulder thing going and so it might just be a stinger, so they're kind of deciphering through all of that."
Asked if the tests would conclusively determine if Peters did or did not have a concussion, Reid said, "I'm sure they'll let me know here."
Jackson and Westbrook were also undergoing a round of tests. Both players are trying to come back from concussions. Reid said that Jackson hadn't experienced any headaches of late. Westbrook, who has missed five of the last six games, may actually practice this week.
"We just have to see," Reid said. "There's a chance we'll have all of those guys that I mentioned back out at practice."
Jordan has been out for the last four games with a hyperextended knee. The linebacker tried to practice last week but was shut down by Friday because of swelling. "We just have to see when he gets out there if the swelling stays out," Reid said. "Right now his knee looks good."
Curtis has only played in the first two games of the season. He had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in October. Reid said that Curtis would run with the scout team. "We'll see how he does," he added. "I am not going to rule anybody out today. He's been out running and it's a matter of him getting back in and doing the football part."
There were two additional injuries. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a shoulder contusion and his planter fasciitis was aggravated. "It was bothering him a little bit yesterday on the turf. It's been a minor thing," Reid said. Linebacker Tracy White had an AC shoulder sprain.
The Eagles will definitely be getting one player back for Sunday. Cornerback Joselio Hanson has served his four-game suspension for taking a banned substance and was back at the NovaCare Complex today. Reid said the team will make a roster move to clear way for Hanson.
"We haven't been able to do anything with him," Reid said. "I just want to see where he's at. He's normally a hard worker, but he's been gone a month. I want to see what kind of shape he's in. I would hope that he'd be able to get back in there and go, but I'll have to see."