The Eagles' defensive plans for 2010 looked a little wobbly when middle linebacker Stewart Bradley limped off yesterday favoring his left leg, the day after Marlin Jackson's injury. Let's see - middle linebacker and free safety. Wasn't there some sort of trouble there last season?
Bradley left the field and went inside midway through yesterday's workout. The Eagles later said he had tweaked a calf, an injury that shouldn't be a big deal, unless Bradley aggravates it or something. Through a team spokesman, he declined to speak with reporters, but he later tweeted "all is well."
"Stew looks good," tight end Brent Celek offered. "Looks like his old self to me. I was telling him the other day, it doesn't look like he was ever injured at all. I expect big things out of him, and I think he does out of himself, too."
Bradley missed all of last season with a torn right ACL.
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