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LB Jordan Out; Steelers Healthy

Posted Oct 5, 2012

After not practicing all week, linebacker Akeem Jordan was ruled out for Sunday's clash with the Steelers due to a hamstring injury. Jamar Chaney will start at weakside linebacker in place of Jordan for the second straight week.

Other than Jordan, no other player was ruled out of Sunday's game for health reasons. Safety Colt Anderson (knee), offensive tackle King Dunlap (hamstring) and defensive tackle Derek Landri (knee) are questionable for the game although Anderson and Landri are expected to play, per head coach Andy Reid. Dunlap missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. Demetress Bell has started in the past two games for Dunlap and earned praise for his performance last Sunday against the Giants.

Wide receiver Riley Cooper has not played in 2012 due to the collarbone injury he suffered early in Training Camp. He is listed as probable, but it's not certain at this point whether he will be active for the game.

Also listed as probable for the Eagles are: wide receiver Jason Avant (wrist), Chaney (knee), long snapper Jon Dorenbos (ankle), wide receiver Damaris Johnson (foot), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) and guard Danny Watkins (chest).

The Steelers are coming off their bye week and are fully healthy for this contest. Only four players are on the injury report and all of them are listed as probable: offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (groin), linebacker James Harrison (knee), running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and strong safety Troy Polamalu (calf).

Harrison has not played in 2012 after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in August. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrison will start, but be relieved early by Chris Carter to remain fresh for the fourth quarter.

Mendenhall has not yet played in 2012 either after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL in January. Mendenhall told Steelers.com that he is unsure of how much he will play. The Steelers rank 31st in the league in average rushing yards per game.

Polamalu played in the season opener against Denver and had nine tackles, but has missed the past two games with the calf injury.

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