Friday, November 20, 2009
Jordan, Demps ruled out for Eagles
By Dan Graziano
Eagles coach Andy Reid has ruled out starting linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and safety Quintin Demps (ankle) for Sunday night's game against the Bears. It looks like Joe Mays will get the start at middle linebacker, allowing Chris Gocong to move back to the strongside spot. Will Witherspoon will remain the starter on the weakside.
Reid also said that running back Brian Westbook is taking it easy this week and will start attending team meetings again next week. The brain injury specialists in Pittsburgh said they wanted to see Westbrook again in 2-3 weeks, so obviously he won't be back in the lineup before then.
"We’re backing him off and letting him rest,” Reid told reporters Friday. “That was on the doctor’s plan that they had for him. Next week he can start going back to meetings and doing some things. We’ll see how he feels. The doctors want to see how he does for the next week, what, if any symptoms he has and evaluate him in 2-3 weeks."
Little fantasy advice: If you have access to LeSean McCoy, I'd find a way to get him on the field in this game. Something tells me the rookie's about to go off. Call it a hunch. Or call it whatever you want to call it.