Philadelphia Eagles News

Thursday Eagles Roundup

We've gathered all the news from a busy day at the NovaCare Complex for you in one place. Here's the latest on everything happening with the Eagles.

1. Jeremy Maclin, who suffered a hamstring strain last week against the New York Giants, fully expects to play against the 49ers this Sunday.

2. After not practicing Wednesday, Maclin was a limited participant Thursday. We've got the full injury report from both the EaglesĀ and 49ers.

3. Elsewhere at wide receiver, DeSean Jackson has been quiet the last few games. Poised for a breakout game, Jackson says the Eagles need a win.

4. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo took to the podium Thursday and addressed the decision to insert into the starting lineup.

5. Asante Samuel acknowledges that the Eagles' start has not gone according to plan, but the Pro Bowl cornerback thinks the defense is ready to bounce back.

6. Special teams coordinator Bobby April has been pleased with the performance of kicker Alex Henery thus far, saying the rookie has exceeded expectations.

7. The kicker position is under the spotlight for both teams this week as the Eagles' all-time leader in points scored comes to town as a member of the 49ers. David Akers says the Eagles will always hold a special place in his heart.

8. April discusses the 49ers' special teams weapon in Ted Ginn and "the greatest special teams play" that he ever saw.

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