With no Jeremy Maclin on the practice field for a second straight day, veteran Kevin Curtis is expecting to suit up Sunday for the first time in almost three months.
"If he's not able to go, then I may have somewhat of a role," said Curtis, who has been out since Week 2 when he had knee surgery. "I fully expect to be accountable while I'm out there. I'm looking forward to it and hope I'm able to contribute and help out."
Curtis has been practicing on a limited basis the last couple of weeks and has been a full participant in practices so far this week.
Maclin, meanwhile, is dealing with a plantar fascia tear. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that his rookie receiver is "doing better." Maclin is third on the team with 46 receptions for 623 yards.
Curtis has five receptions on the year and welcomes the opportunity to add to that total Sunday against San Francisco.
"Where you want to be is out there on the field," he said. "I've spent plenty of games on the sidelines this year, so the chance to get on the field is a lot better than watching."
Reid, of course, will update Maclin's status in his post-practice press conference on Friday which can be seen live here on PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 6:40 p.m., December 17