While all the news out of Philadelphia today seems quarterback-related (Will Donovan McNabb play? Will Kevin Kolb start if McNabb is out? Who is the No. 2 QB? How many snaps will Michael Vick get?), the status of injured RB Brian Westbrook is no less important to the Eagles’ success.
Westbrook was held out of practice with what coach Andy Reid described as a “slightly sprained ankle” that he suffered in the Week 2 loss to the Saints. Reid said the swelling in Westbrook’s right ankle has lessened.
“It is actually down, way down,” Reid told reporters. “There is very little swelling in there right now, which is a good thing.”
Reid added that the Eagles “feel pretty good” about Westbrook’s chances of playing aginst the Chiefs on Sunday and that — and this might surprise you — he’ll be considered day to day this week.
The Eagles also practiced without WR DeSean Jackson, who rested an injured groin that he suffered against the Saints.