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Jordan Doesn't Know If He's Starting Sunday

Linebacker Akeem Jordan had full participation in practice for the second time this week on Thursday. Jordan has missed the last four games with a hyperextended knee which he suffered late in the Nov. 8 game against Dallas.

When asked after Thursday's practice how far along his knee has come in the last week, Jordan told reporters "I'm good now."

Jordan added that he's been trying to get back on the field as quickly as he can.

"I don't like sitting out, so I'm going to try hard to come back," Jordan said.

Jordan started the first eight games of the season at the weakside linebacker position. In his absence, Will Witherspoon has started the last four. When asked if he was going to start Sunday, Jordan said "I don't know."

Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said "we'll see" when asked if Witherspoon would move back to the middle in the base 4-3 alignment if Jordan plays. Witherspoon has started two games for the Eagles this season at the middle linebacker position.

"It depends on the personnel group. (Witherspoon) provides depth at the position for us, wherever he may play, in any situation versus the personnel that they show," McDermott said. "He supplements the numbers that we already have there."

If Jordan should play, McDermott said it would provide him an added "comfort level" when it comes to playcalling.

"He has a familiarity with the scheme," McDermott said.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:24 p.m., December 10

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