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Friday, September 18, 2009
Eagles' McNabb doubtful for Saints game

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley


The Eagles have listed quarterback Donovan McNabb as doubtful for Sunday's game and it appears that Kevin Kolb will make the first start of his career. Coach Andy Reid said there was the possibility that McNabb (rib) could participate in the walk-through practice Saturday.

"It's hard because he made improvements every day here, so you don't know exactly where he'll be by that time," Reid told reporters Friday.

Reid also said he thought the rib was "sticky," which means it has likely settled down and wouldn't float around while McNabb was playing.

If McNabb's not ready, Kolb will start and Jeff Garcia will serve as his backup.

Reid also said that defensive end Victor Abiamiri (groin) is questionable with a groin sprain. Quintin Demps (hamstring) and Joe Mays (shoulder) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game.

If Abiamiri's unable to play, Jason Babin would probably be activated for Sunday's game.