Philadelphia Eagles News

Jackson Improving, Curtis To Practice

Head coach Andy Reid updated the team's injury report and, although there were a few minor bumps and bruises sufferd in the road win over the Atlanta Falcons, the overall injury outlook is improving.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Brian Westbrook are both still being evaluated for their recoveries from their respective concussions. Reid said that neither player has been suffering headaches of late, and there's a chance both will return to practice this week.

Wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who has been out for most of the season with a knee injury, will practice this week with the scout team.

Linebacker Akeem Jordan, who has been out four weeks with a hyper-extended knee, will practice fully with the defense this week. Jordan began practicing last week but was held out of the Falcons game.

Left tackle Jason Peters left the Falcons game and did not return because of a shoulder contusion and what Reid called a "potential stinger." Reid said he is doing well and will be evaluated today.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a shoulder sprain and a flare-up of plantar fasciitis during the game, both of which were deemed "nagging" and minor injuries by Reid. Finally, linebacker Tracy White suffered an AC sprain against the Falcons, but should also be available this week.

"There's a chance we'll have all those guys back for practice this week," Reid said.

The Eagles will also be getting reinforcements in the secondary this week with the return of cornerback Joselio Hanson from his four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Hanson is back in the NovaCare Complex and the Eagles will make a roster move to accomodate his return to the active roster.

Reid said he hopes Hanson will be ready to regain his role as the nickel cornerback this week against the New York Giants.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 12:32 p.m., December 7

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