Prior to the start of Eagles practice on Thursday afternoon, head coach Chip Kelly met with the media. Among other topics, Kelly discussed the health of two of his starting players.
“I don’t know if he’ll go full, but he’ll be with the strength coaches today,” Kelly said. “We’ve got three more days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday - but he’s not full for practice today. (Last week) we thought he would be (able to play), but I’m not a doctor so I just listen to what they tell me. But I know today that he won’t be full in practice.”
If Chung is indeed unable to play on Sunday in Denver, Kelly confirmed that it would be
“I think Earl is growing,” Kelly said. “He came in here as a rookie and he’s started to play a little bit more as he got through the Redskins game and the Chargers game and the Chiefs game, and there’s an improvement as we’ve gone along. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re happy with which direction he’s headed in.”
On the offensive side of the ball,
“I think that any player that is limited somewhat with an injury is going to be less effective than if he wasn’t injured,” Kelly explained. “Are we going to bench Jason Peters? No, so it’s not that much of a concern. We’re still going to play Jason. I still think he’s one of the best tackles in this game. He’s not exactly where he could be because he’s got a limitation with the hand, but not to a point where ‘Hey, we’re going to sit Jason down and put someone else in.’”
The Eagles will release a full injury update following Thursday's practice.
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