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Parker Out; Samuel, Cooper Questionable

Defensive end Juqua Parker has been officially ruled out of Thursday night's game against the 5-6 Houston Texans. Parker injured his hip against the Giants in Week 10, and missed last week's game in Chicago.

Filling in for Parker at left defensive end will once again be rookie Brandon Graham. It will be Graham's second consecutive start, and his sixth start this season. Last week, Graham recorded his third sack of the season when he brought down Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in the second quarter.

Cornerback Asante Samuel and receiver Riley Cooper are both listed as questionable for Thursday night's game. Samuel has been a limited participant at practice each day this week, but no decision has yet been made on his status.

Unlike Samuel, Cooper has yet to see the practice field this week as he continues to nurse an injured knee he suffered against the Bears. If he can't go, receiver Chad Hall would step in and take his snaps.

Stay tuned to all day tomorrow for the very latest on the Eagles injury concerns.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 12:28 p.m., December 1

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