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Reid: QB Young Doubtful Vs. Rams

Vince Young, the Eagles' No. 2 quarterback, will be listed as doubtful with a hamstring strain on the team's injury report said head coach Andy Reid. Reid said that Young took snaps in practice Friday, but he is unlikely to play in the season opener against the St. Louis Rams. Second-year quarterback Mike Kafka will be the backup.

Injury-wise, the only other note from Reid was a tweaked shoulder for Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel, but he will be listed as probable.

Wide receiver Steve Smith, who underwent microfracture knee surgery in the offseason, "has a chance to play" Reid said, though he wouldn't expand on what kind of role the former New York Giant will have. Reid added that Smith's knee is in good shape and he hasn't had any swelling since returning to practice.

One of the question marks surrounding the Eagles heading into the season opener is an offensive line that has yet to play together in a game situation. With a crew of newcomers, Reid said he's confident, but anxious to see them on the field.

"I'm excited to see them play together," Reid said. "We've got some good players in there and I'm excited to see them have an opportunity to play together."

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