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Maclin, Westbrook Probable For Sunday

The Eagles' offense should have both running back Brian Westbrook and receiver Jeremy Maclin on the field for Sunday's game with the Broncos.

Westbrook's reps figure to be monitored closely in his first game action since Nov. 15 at San Diego.

"We're not going to expect him to play every play, the whole game," head coach Andy Reid said. "There's certain things we're going to do with him both in the run game and in the pass game. We'll just see how his numbers go and how he feels.

"I'll stay in communication with him during the game. He's always shot me straight, so I will have trust in him if he continues to do that. He will have a chance to play, we just have to see how he does. I'm just going to check on him and see how he's doing as we go."

Westbrook was full-go all three days this week as the team practiced inside on the turf and Reid said "he's done well."

Meanwhile, Maclin's return means the team could potentially have all five of its receivers healthy and on the active gameday roster.

"We have the option to do that if needed. That's something I'm looking at now," Reid said. "That's a good position to be in, especially with the quality of guys that we have."

Maclin missed last week's game with a nagging foot injury, while veteran Kevin Curtis saw his first action since Week 2. Curtis caught one pass last week against San Francisco.

The Eagles' offense, however, could be without the services of quarterback Michael Vick, who did not practice this week because of a painful quad contusion. Vick is officially listed as questionable for the game.

"We're still working with him to see if he can come around and be able to give us something on Sunday," Reid said. "I don't want to put him out there if he's going to hurt himself."

Safety/kick returner Quintin Demps was limited Friday by his ankle injury and is also questionable for Sunday. If Demps is unable to play, special teams coordinator Ted Daisher indicated Thursday that Macho Harris would handle kickoff returns.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 2:20 p.m., December 25

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