The Eagles come off their 13-9 loss to the Raiders not only bruised in spirit, but banged up physically as well. Head coach Andy Reid updated the injury situation, citing four players who are nicked up.
Defensive end Victor Abiamir is day-to-day with a knee sprain, the same knee that has bothered him in the past. Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley has a rib contusion, but "should be okay," Reid said. Bunkley returned to the game after leaving Sunday.
Left tackle Jason Peters, who did not return to the game after a defensive lineman rolled onto his leg, has a knee contusion and an ankle sprain, but Reid said he should be ready to go this week. And middle linebacker Omar Gaither has a foot sprain, and is getting evaluated as to the severity of the injury.
Reid was asked if there was a possibility that Todd Herremans could be moved to left tackle if Peters was unable to play, and he said he "would consider that, if (Herremans) is healthy."
"As far as the game goes, I feel the same way I felt last night," Reid said. "I thought they coached better and I thought they played better.
"If there were bright spots, it was our special teams coverage units. Other than that, there weren't a lot of bright spots. Any time a team blocks and tackles better than you do, the majority of the time they're going to win the game. I didn't think it was a lack of effort as much as I thought it was a lack of technique and execution. It's a good lesson to learn in that no team's as good as you think in this league and no team's as bad as you think in this league."
Reid said that, looking back, he thinks the team could have run the ball more.
"Coming out, I thought we could have run a little bit more, yes," he said. "I think we had 14 runs, we could have had a few more than that. But we did what we thought would help us win the game. "But looking back we probably could have run the ball a little bit more."
The Eagles ran the ball 14 times for 67 yards, and attempted 46 passes.
Reid also assessed the play of middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter.
"He had some good plays, and a couple plays that he'd like to have back," Reid said. "I think it;s going to be a gradual thing, I expected that coming in.
"Right now it's a matter of him getting his keys, his reactions off of his keys. He's actually moving better now than he did when we had him before, so (he's) just got to get back into playing. "
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 12:43 p.m., October 19