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Head Coach Andy Reid

Injury report: "Really, the only one that didn't practice today was (G) Max (Jean-Gilles) with an ankle sprain. We have him listed as questionable and we'll just see how he does the next couple of days. I'm not too worried about him, knowing the offense. He's been playing quite a bit. (LB) Stewart Bradley practiced today in a limited role just to see how he does with taking people on and using that arm. We'll see, we'll see how he does. He made it through okay and we'll see how he does. I still think it's a stretch for him to play, but it was good to get him back out there and get some work. Everybody else practiced. I backed some guys off with some of the guys that had leg injuries before with the turf. They took limited reps, but they'll be ready to go."

Opening remarks: "We look forward to the challenge of playing Green Bay. We look forward to bringing them in to Lincoln Financial Field. I know our fans will be out of their minds and that's a good thing. They always welcome opposing teams in with open arms. They're a good football team and our team has had a good week of preparation. It should be two good football teams playing each other. It will be a good football game."

On whether G/T Todd Herremans will be probable for Sunday: "Herremans is listed as questionable, but did practice today."

On what he saw from Bradley in practice today: "We didn't do much with him. We asked him just to see if he could jam just a little bit. Give him a little bit and see how he does tomorrow."

On what Bradley's status is for Sunday: "He is questionable."

On what he has seen from the team this week, given that there are rookies who are not experienced in the playoffs: "It looked like they had high energy and focused in on learning the gameplan. Again, they've got veteran players to learn from and coaches who have been there. They should be okay."

On whether there was a setback with Bradley: "The only thing I can tell you, now listen, this guy is very optimistic. He's a beast. He's very optimistic. We're coming off the field and he had a dislocated elbow and he's telling me he's going to be ready to go in like five minutes. That's the way he is. It's different from what the doctors and trainers say. Listen, I love the way he is, but his doctors and trainers, you have to grab him by the reigns there a little bit and pull."

On the importance of QB Michael Vick taking all the reps in practice this week: "It was good, that was a good thing. He actually worked a little bit on Monday and Tuesday with the receivers and his coaches. He got some work in then and then came back and got the three days, four days of practice here. I think it's important."

On Vick's movement: "He's moving around good. He's running around pretty good. I haven't seen any difference."

On whether getting the ball early to WR DeSean Jackson is beneficial to he and the offense: "Well, we better get him the ball quick. That's a good coaching point. He's a big part of the offense, so he'll catch enough balls."

On what the playoff experience is like the day of a game: "It's great energy and particularly in our stadium with the fans and the excitement that they bring. Both teams are fired up. They take it up a notch from where they were during the season. It's great atmosphere."

On whether there's a concern that the young players will go too fast out of the gate on Sunday: "I'm sitting here telling you that the veteran players and coaches that have been through it will help them out. Hopefully they understand that but, again, that's an unknown, but I think they'll be fine."

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