Head coach Andy Reid delivered some good news on the injury front Wednesday morning from the NovaCare Complex Auditorium.
It seems likely that receiver DeSean Jackson will see his first game action this weekend since the concussion he suffered against the Falcons in Week 6. Reid said that Jackson has passed his final neurological test from a third-party doctor and will be on the practice field this afternoon as a full participant. As far as whether or not No. 10 will start on Sunday, Reid wants to wait and see how he handles a full workload during the week.
"We'll see how he does during practice," Reid said. "This will be his first full practice here, and we'll just see and take it day by day.
"You want all your guys there, that's what you want; a complete team. And (Jackson) is a very good player, so that helps you. That's another good football player that you put on the field…he's a starter and one of the very good receivers in the National Football League so you welcome him back."
Also returning to practice this afternoon is defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley. After being inactive since suffering an elbow injury in the first quarter at San Francisco in Week 5, Bunkley's return would help further solidify an already strong run defense. The 306-pound defensive tackle will wear a brace on that injured elbow today, and Reid has not determined his status for Sunday's game against the Colts.
There are two Eagles, however, that will be out of practice this afternoon. Cornerback Ellis Hobbs has a "hip flexor strain" and offensive tackle King Dunlap has a hyperextended knee. Both missed practice on Monday and will be out again today, and Reid said that it would be a stretch for either guy to be ready to play on Sunday. Of course, the return of offensive tackle Jason Peters to practice on Monday from a knee sprain was a good sign for his availability on Sunday. If he's able to play, and all indications are that he will, it would soften the blow of Dunlap being sidelined.
Not even mentioned in the injury report was quarterback Michael Vick, who appears to be fully recovered from his rib cartilage injury he suffered against Washington in Week 4. In fact, besides Hobbs and Dunlap, all other players are expected to be at practice this afternoon.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 12:22 p.m., November 3