Friday, November 15, 2013
Eagles could be without four starters
By Phil Sheridan
PHILADELPHIA -- Three Philadelphia Eagles starters, not counting quarterback Michael Vick, are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Washington.
Left tackle Jason Peters has been playing with a list of nicks, led by quadriceps and pectoral muscle injuries. It wouldn’t be surprising if he played, but the Eagles could also choose to sit him out this week and give him an extra week of rest with the bye week looming. Allen Barbre, who played well in relief of Peters last week, would start if Peters can’t go.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks (knee) seemed like a long shot to play. The questionable status, which signifies a 50-percent chance to play, is actually more positive than expected. Najee Goode would play in place of Kendricks, who would otherwise be the leading candidate to shadow Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Cornerback Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) was questionable last week as well, and did not play in Green Bay. Roc Carmichael filled in for him.
As expected, safety Earl Wolff (hyperextended right knee) is out. Patrick Chung, the starter going into the season, will step back into the lineup. Linebacker/special teamer Jake Knott is also out with a hamstring injury.
Chung (shoulder), defensive end Cedric Thornton (knee), tight end Brent Celek (hip), and wide receiver Riley Cooper (knee) were listed as probable.