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Reid: No Practice For Bradley, Vick Good To Go

Head coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday that linebacker Stewart Bradley and guard Max Jean-Gilles will not practice today as the team prepares for Sunday's wild card matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

Bradley suffered a dislocated elbow in the Week 14 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles kept Bradley on the active roster with the hope that he would be ready for the playoffs. Following Sunday's regular season finale against the Cowboys, Bradley said that he would be ready to go. Reid indicated on Monday that he was optimistic about Bradley, but that it would still "be a stretch" for him to play.

"We'll see how the week goes on," Reid said regarding Bradley's status for Sunday.

Guard Max Jean-Gilles incurred an ankle injury against the Cowboys last Sunday. He underwent an MRI earlier this week and is expected to be ready for Sunday.

Everyone else from quarterback Michael Vick to wide receiver DeSean Jackson and cornerback Asante Samuel are "good to go," per Reid. Vick said in the last few days that he's not quite 100 percent recovered from the quad injury he suffered against the Vikings on December 28. Reid joked with reporters on Wednesday that Vick was "2.33 percent." Reid said that he does not expect Vick to be limited in practice.

Reid also confirmed that cornerback Dimitri Patterson will start on the right side Sunday against Green Bay.

The head coach also touched on the new overtime rules that are in effect for the postseason. In the past, it was a sudden-death overtime format where the first team that scored won. Now, a team can only win on the opening drive with a touchdown or a safety. If the team that has first possession scores a field goal, the other team will have a chance to tie with a field goal or win with a touchdown. If the two teams each exchange a field goal, then it becomes sudden death.

Reid said that he went over the new format with the players this week, but also spent a lot of time in the offseason preparing for unusual situations. For example, if the Eagles have the ball on the opening drive of overtime and get to the Packers' 10-yard line, do they kick the field goal or go for the win?

"There's some unique things that you're going to be challenged with if they appear," Reid said. "We'll see how all of that works out."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:00 p.m., January 5

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