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Injuries: Foot Injury Sidelines Maclin

On the same day the Eagles welcomed DeSean Jackson back to the practice field, the team was without rookie receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Maclin sat out with plantar fasciitis, but the injury is not expected to keep him out of Sunday's divisional showdown against the Giants.

"He could play today if he had to play," said head coach Andy Reid. "We're going to give him a couple days of rest, which I think will be good for him and the doctors believe it's good for him. Then we'll just see how he is. He should be fine for the game."

Maclin caught 4 passes for 83 yards against the Falcons and added a 27-yard punt return. He ranks second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards.

Jackson, meanwhile, is on target to return Sunday night at the Meadowlands after sitting out last week's game due to a concussion. He was a full participant in Wednesday's workout. Jackson leads the team with 769 receiving yards.

Akeem Jordan, who has missed the last four games with a knee hyperextension, was full-go in Wednesday's practice and could figure into the linebacker picture Sunday night.

"There is a good chance that he'll be in the mix," Reid said. "We have to see how he holds up."

Left tackle Jason Peter practiced fully Wednesday despite the shoulder contusion and head injuries which forced him out of Sunday's win in Atlanta.

"They've done all the tests for his head and everything else, and he checks out," Reid said. "Everything is okay there."

Veterans Kevin Curtis and Brian Westbrook worked with the scout team Wednesday, but are not likely to play this weekend.

"We're trying to ease him back in to make sure he doesn't have any symptoms, headaches, or anything," Reid said of Westbrook. "The next step is putting the helmet on and running around and getting him back into football shape. He hasn't been able to do much over the last couple of weeks. We'll see where he is at.

"You gradually get him back in and then just see. The only way to do it is to take baby steps and see how he feels. I'm not going to throw him in there if he's not feeling right. That's not going to happen."

For the Giants, starting safety Michael Johnson (groin) and right guard Chris Snee (knee) both sat out Wednesday's practice, while running back Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle/foot) was limited. View the complete injury report.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 6:15 p.m., December 9

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