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Injuries: Neck Strain For CB Samuel

Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel, who sat out the second half of Sunday night's game with what was believed to be a neck stinger, is said to be feeling good Monday. Head coach Andy Reid said in his day-after game press conference that Samuel's injury is more of a neck strain.

Meanwhile, Brian Westbrook (concussion) and Kevin Curtis (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's divisional game with the Redskins.

"Kevin is making progress, getting closer here to being able to run," Reid said.

Safety/kick returner Quintin Demps (high ankle sprain) and linebacker Akeem Jordan (hyperextended knee) remain among the other walking wounded.

"Akeem is getting better. He's close," Reid said. "He's been able to run in the pool and actually has done some stuff on the treadmill running."

Reid also lauded the toughness of cornerback Sheldon Brown (hamstring), left tackle Jason Peters (ankle) and fullback Leonard Weaver (ankle) for playing through their injuries.

"I wasn't sure he was going to be able to play," Reid said of Brown. "I wanted to make sure that, first of all, we didn't hurt him any more than he was and that he could keep himself where he could function out there and not in a dangerous position where he can't move and get hurt.

"We took him out before the game and put him through a pretty extensive workout, [head athletic trainer] Rick [Burkholder] and [general manager] Tom Heckert did and he looked good and felt good. We pulled him out there a little bit by design before the end of the first half and then if we needed to use him in nickel we were going to do that, but the Asante situation, he had to sneak back in there and play some more."

Reid said his starting cornerback has a "high grade one" hamstring strain.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 1:05 p.m., November 23

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