Defensive end Darryl Tapp is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills and will start at right defensive end in place of the injured Trent Cole (calf).
Tapp said on Friday that he will be able to play with no limitations after missing the last three games due to a pectoral strain. Tapp also stated that this week was the expected timetable for his return. It had nothing to do with Cole's injury.
The surprise for the Eagles is that Juqua Parker may also be active for Sunday's game. Parker suffered a high ankle sprain in the Week 2 game at Atlanta. Parker returned to practice this week in a limited capacity and it didn't look like he would suit up Sunday. However, head coach Andy Reid said the Eagles were "optimistic" after Parker was a full participant in practice on Friday. Parker is listed as questionable, but said that he felt better than he did on Thursday.
Along the interior of the defensive line, newly re-signed defensive tackle Derek Landri, who replaced Antonio Dixon on the 53-man roster, said that he expected to be active against the Bills. Landri played with the Eagles in the preseason before being released during the final roster cutdown.
"I prepared all week like I would be ready to roll and playing on Sunday. That's what I expect," Landri said. "Coming back in, trying to get back adjusted to football shape and all of that was a relatively easy transition just because I've already been through it all and done it. I've just missed the last four weeks. It came pretty natural. It kind of feels like it never left."
The Eagles ruled out Cole and offensive tackle Jason Peters. The following players were listed as probable on the injury report: safety Nate Allen (knee), wide receiver Jason Avant, wide receiver Riley Cooper (hamstring), linebacker Moise Fokou (neck), cornerback Brandon Hughes (hamstring), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (tricep), offensive tackle Winston Justice (knee), defensive tackle Mike Patterson (knee), wide receiver Steve Smith (knee) and quarterback Michael Vick (left finger).
BILLS UPDATE: NO LB KELSAY
Linebacker Chris Kelsay will not play for the Bills on Sunday. According to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, the starting outside linebacker suffered a calf injury on the second-to-last play of Thursday's practice. He will be replaced in the lineup by a rotation of players including Danny Batten.
The Bills will also be without starting left tackle Demetrius Bell (shoulder), linebacker Chris White (hamstring), slot cornerback Aaron Williams (chest) and defensive tackle Torell Troup (low back).
While the Bills lose their slot corner, they gain their best one in Terrence McGee, who is probable and is expected to play for the first time in 2011. He had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Also probable for the Bills are: linebacker Nick Barnett (ankle), wide receiver Ruvell Martin (knee), linebacker Shawne Merriman (shoulder), running back C.J. Spiller (knee), center Eric Wood (probable) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee).
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