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Jordan Happy To Get Back On The Field

The defense got a boost to a depleted linebacking corps last week with the return of Akeem Jordan. However, Jordan has been primarily a weakside linebacker with the Eagles but he played middle linebacker against the Giants.

"It felt good just to be back out there, playing game speed, not just practice," Jordan said after the game. "(Middle linebacker) is new, but I'm comfortable being out there. I know (my teammates) have my back wherever I am, so the comfort level was high."

Jordan also played in the middle throughout his college career, so it wasn't an entirely new proposition for him.

Making the calls "is really the only thing that's different," he said, "and different fits, different reads. Nothing too much though, football is football."

Jordan split time with Jeremiah Trotter against the Giants, and contributed with two tackles. Head coach Andy Reid said on Monday that the Eagles will employ a "linebacker by committee" of sorts for the rest of the season, and Jordan's flexibility is a big factor in the success of the linebacker unit.

However, the Eagles allowed over 500 yards of total offense on defense, surrendering 38 points. Cornerback Sheldon Brown said after the game that, at the moment, the defense is not yet championship-caliber.

"We came out with a win, regardless of how the game was played," Jordan said. "Of course we can get better on some things, and we will get better, but what's important is the win.

"When we're not doing good in one phase, the other phases step it up, offense and special teams. They really stepped it up today and that's the sign of a good team."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:10 p.m., December 15

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