started the chant while holding up
white No. 58 jersey, and the Eagles teammates in the locker room started to join in.
"Snub, snub, snub," Kearse chanted while standing behind the star defensive end, who was overlooked Tuesday for a spot on the NFC roster in the Pro Bowl.
"You get bummed out a little bit," Cole said. "I've put in a lot of hard work. I don't have anything horrible to say. If my time comes, it comes."
Cole's 121/2 sacks are second in the NFL, one behind Seattle defensive end
, who is representing the NFC in the Pro Bowl. The other two spots went to Green Bay's
, who has 12 sacks, and the New York Giants'
, who also has 12, including seven against the Eagles.
The fact that Cole is listed as the first alternate was little consolation.
"My opinion of alternate and reserve is that's second team," Cole said. "I want to be No. 1. That's how it is. I don't like second. I don't like anything later than No. 1."
Eagles head coach
would both see playing time at linebacker after veteran
was placed on injured reserve yesterday with a torn left rotator cuff. Reid said the Eagles had not yet decided who would start Sunday at New Orleans.
Jordan, an undrafted free agent out of James Madison University, opened the season on the practice squad and was signed to the 53-man roster when the team released
in late October.
Bradley, a third-round pick out of Nebraska, has worked at strong-side and middle linebacker this season and will probably see some time at middle linebacker Sunday.
The Eagles signed wide receiver
from their practice squad, where he has spent the last three seasons. He is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday. . . . Guard
(flu), tight end
(concussion), tight end
(knee), and running back
(knee) did not practice.
- Bob Brookover