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Jackson To Miss Practice; Chaney To Start

Head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will not practice on Wednesday due to a foot sprain that Jackson incurred in Sunday night's win over Dallas. Of course, the injury didn't keep Jackson from scoring on the 91-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Reid said that Jackson's injury is a "day-to-day thing" and he thinks that Jackson is "going to be OK" for the pivotal showdown with the Giants this Sunday afternoon.

The only other players who will not practice on Wednesday will be linebackers Stewart Bradley (elbow) and Keenan Clayton (hamstring strain). Bradley will not play Sunday against the Giants. Reid declared that Jamar Chaney, who replaced Bradley on Sunday night, will start at middle linebacker against the Giants.

"Jamar did a good job. You could tell he did his homework," Reid said.

Cornerback Asante Samuel and offensive tackle Winston Justice will practice on Wednesday. Regarding Samuel, Reid said that he would see what the Pro Bowl cornerback could do at practice. Reid said that Justice "feels pretty good" and could potentially be a full participant in practice. Reid did not state whether Samuel or Justice would definitely play Sunday.

The Eagles signed defensive end Derrick Burgess on Tuesday to fill in the roster spot vacated when rookie Brandon Graham was placed on injured reserve.

"We're not going to ask him to play every down. He gives us security with a veteran presence," Reid said of Burgess. "If he's moving around OK, maybe he gets a few snaps in on gameday."

Reid also announced that Jorrick Calvin will remain as the primary option at kickoff returner.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:55 a.m., December 15

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