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Injuries: Maclin Expected To Play; Curtis, Too?

Rookie Jeremy Maclin practiced Friday and is expected to play Sunday night. However, Brian Westbrook has been ruled out for the game.

Overall, head coach Andy Reid was optimistic in discussing his team's health situation following Friday's practice.

"Today was the first day that everyone practiced that's not on IR," Reid said. "That's a plus from a team standpoint, but again, nobody and no team is completely healthy this time of the year. It was good to have everybody back out there."

Maclin, who sat out the last two days with his foot injury, is officially questionable though Reid fully expects him to play.

"Maclin should be fine," Reid said.

Veteran receiver Kevin Curtis, who returned to the practice field this week, is also questionable for the game. Reid said Curtis, who has not played since Week 2, will travel with the team.

"He moved around pretty well, probably better than I thought he would," Reid said. "He says he feels good. Whether he dresses or not, I can't tell you that. I don't know that yet."

Reid acknowledged that having Curtis travel with the team will help cover its bases should Maclin or DeSean Jackson, who sat out last week's game with a concussion, suffers a setback between now and kickoff Sunday night.

Jackson is among 11 players listed as probable for the Giants game.

On defense, Reid confirmed that linebacker Akeem Jordan will play Sunday after missing the last four games with a knee injury. However, Jordan's role and position are somewhat uncertain.

"He can play all three spots and he really has done that this week, whether it's in our regular personnel, or our other personnel, in certain nickels and dimes, all that stuff," Reid said. "We want to see how he does as he goes in the game."

As for Westbrook, he continues to make progress after coming off a pair of concussions. Reid said his running back is taking "baby steps."

"He was able to make it through these days and felt good," Reid said.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 1:15 p.m., December 11

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