Eagles Notes

Jevon Kearse

started the chant while holding up

Trent Cole's

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

Patrick Kerney

, who is representing the NFC in the Pro Bowl. The other two spots went to Green Bay's

Aaron Kampman

, who has 12 sacks, and the New York Giants'

Osi Umenyiora

, 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."

Replacing Spikes

Eagles head coach

Andy Reid

said rookies

Akeem Jordan

and

Stewart Bradley

would both see playing time at linebacker after veteran

Takeo Spikes

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

Matt McCoy

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.

Extra points

The Eagles signed wide receiver

Michael Gasperson

from their practice squad, where he has spent the last three seasons. He is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday. . . . Guard

Shawn Andrews

(knee), receiver

Reggie Brown

(knee), safety

Brian Dawkins

(flu), tight end

Matt Schobel

(concussion), tight end

L.J. Smith

(knee), and running back

Brian Westbrook

(knee) did not practice.

- Bob Brookover