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Jordan: McDermott Always Has Something Up His Sleeve

Akeem Jordan returned to the practice field on Wednesday for the first time since hyper-extending his knee on a special teams play late in the Nov. 8 game against Dallas.

Jordan said that he's felt like "a little kid being put on punishment" not being able to play the past few games. Jordan started in the first eight games of the season as the team's weakside linebacker and notched 64 tackles, two interceptions and a sack before the injury. He also has 12 special teams tackles this season.

"It's frustrating not being out there with the guys. You're in (the trainers' room) rehabbing. You're basically not out there with the team," Jordan said. "Just to see (my teammates) come in after a hard day's work and I'm just laying on the (trainers') table. I'm just glad to be back out there."

For Jordan to return this Sunday at Atlanta, he said that he would need "to be out there and not have to think about" the knee injury. Will Witherspoon has filled in as the weakside linebacker with Jordan sidelined. Jordan said that he did not know where he would fit in if he plays. The Eagles have used seven different linebacker combinations to start games this season.

"That's up to the coaches where I fit when I get back," Jordan said. "(Defensive coordinator) Sean (McDermott) always has something up his sleeve."

UPDATE: Jordan had full participation in Wednesday's practice, according to the team's official injury report. Jordan said that he worked on the scout team. When asked if the plan remains to play this Sunday, Jordan responded, "That's always the plan, to get back on the field as soon as you can. We'll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:35 p.m., December 2

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