Excerpt: "The Eagles will be without two defensive starters Sunday in their season finale against the Giants after defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and linebacker Mychal Kendricks were ruled out with concussions. Both are in Phase 2 of the concussion protocol.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee) practiced Friday and is expected to play. He's listed as probable. Tight end Evan Moore (back spasms) is doubtful.The Eagles are trying to knock the Giants out of the playoffs with Michael Vick re-installed as the starting quarterback. Maclin said earlier in the week it would mean "a lot" to ruin the defending Super Bowl champions' season.
"One thing you don't have to worry about is NFC East games," Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
"Guys get fired up for those."It won't be easy to beat the Giants without Cox and Kendricks.
The Eagles first and second-round picks, respectively, in this year's draft have been mainstays on the defense this season. Cox has been the Eagles' best interior lineman. He's tied for the team lead with 5.5 sacks and fifth in total tackles with 65. Kendricks is third on the team with 81 tackles and second with eight stops for a loss." Read more...