Now is a very good time to take a look at the Philadelphia Eagles injury report as we are ending the week and the Falcons head on up to Philly to take on the Eagles. Here’s a link to the Eagles official site.
Philadelphia right guard Danny Watkins was held out of practice on Thursday, so rookie Dennis Kelly replaced him in practice. This may end up being a big deal, but I’m not sure it’s altogether surprising. The Eagles haven’t protected Michael Vick particularly well this season, and apparently Watkins hasn’t picked up the blitz well in 2012. You better believe that the Falcons will be happy to test Watkins and/or his understudy Kelly with blitzes on Sunday.
Here is the rest of the injury report from the Eagles official site:
Thursday’s injury report is rounded out by safeties Nate Allen (hamstring), Colt Anderson (knee) andKurt Coleman (shoulder), long snapper Jon Dorenbos (ankle), defensive end Phillip Hunt (calf) and defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (hand). The aforementioned players were all full participants.
Those other injuries won’t have a huge impact. The only ones to keep an eye on are starting safeties Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman. It would make sense to test Allen deep to see how that hamstring is holding up. But the fact that he was a full participant in practice shows that he is close to 100%.