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Rodgers-Cromartie Ready To Return

Thanks in part to the extra time off afforded by last week's Thursday night game, the Eagles, for the most part, are healthy heading into this week's matchup with the Miami Dolphins. After missing three games with broken ribs, quarterback Michael Vick was a full participant in practice Wednesday - and said before practice that he vows to avoid unnecessary hits from here on out.

Full participants for the Eagles aside from Vick included cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (concussion, knee), tackle King Dunlap (concussion), tackle Todd Herremans (biceps), and defensive tackle Trevor Laws (knee).

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who has missed the last three games with hamstring and shoulder injuries, was listed as a limited participant. Maclin has said that the hamstring is more limiting at the moment because "there are ways around" a shoulder injury.

Finally, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who has also missed three games with a high ankle sprain, was listed as a limited participant as well. But Rodgers-Cromartie said following practice that he's confident in his chances to play Sunday.

"I'll play," he said. "I wouldn't say (I feel) normal, but I'm healthy enough to go out there and play and not be at risk of being selfish by playing on a hurt ankle."

Rodgers-Cromartie is looking forward to getting back on the field, especially since, as head coach Andy Reid pointed out earlier on Wednesday, he had played his "best snaps of the season" before suffering the injury.

"You want to get out there and show what you're capable of doing and still be a part of the team," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "Just sitting back and watching, it doesn't feel too good."

For the Dolphins, starting guard Vernon Carey was listed as a limited participant. Head coach Tony Sparano said "there's progress (with Carey), but we won't know until tomorrow."

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