Philadelphia Eagles News

With Cole Questionable; Jean-Gilles Could Start

There was some news on the injury front Friday, as guard Nick Cole sat out of practice for the third straight day with swelling in his knee. Max Jean-Gilles took the practice reps at right guard, and looks to have the inside edge to get the start if Cole can't go.

Reggie Wells stepped in last week in Jacksonville when Cole re-aggravated his knee, but Reid thinks Jean-Gilles has more experience on the right side of the offensive line and proved in training camp that he was ready to play if needed.

"Reggie (Wells) has been a left guard for the last six years," Reid said. "So to learn the offense and then put him on the right side; I'm not sure that's fair to him. And Max has played both sides. Max came off a heck of a training camp – most of that was on the left side – so I put him over there where he's played for us before and has a little better feel for the offense right now."

The Eagles trainers will test Cole's knee tomorrow and Sunday, and if he's healthy he'll get the start at right guard. If not, the Eagles will start their third different offensive line in four weeks. Officially, the Eagles listed Cole as questionable for the game.

The Redskins also have issues along the offensive line as starting left tackle Trent Williams was limited in practice all week due to a knee injury and a toe injury. Williams was listed as questionable for the game on Friday's injury report. Williams told reporters in Washington that the toe issue was the worst of the two at this point. Stephon Heyer started at left tackle last week against the Rams.

Williams is just one of 10 players listed as questionable on the injury report for the Redskins. Mike Shanahan ruled defensive lineman Anthony Bryant out for the game due to a concussion.

Click here for the complete Eagles-Redskins injury report.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 3:35 p.m., October 1

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