Eagles will hold out Westbrook vs. Giants

The Eagles ruled RB Brian Westbrook out of Sunday night’s game against the NFC East rival Giants, giving him more time to recover from his concussion.

“I think this is the right thing to do,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said.

Westbrook was limited in all three days of practice this week and expressed concern about his situation. Westbrook said Wednesday that he wasn’t fully healed from the concussion when he returned Nov. 15 after a two-game absence and would be cautious this time.

“I’m concerned that things that are happening now, concussions, head injuries, can affect my life down the road,” said Westbrook, who will miss his fourth consecutive game. “That really concerns me.”

The Eagles should receive a boost in their receiving, with three wideouts either listed as probable or questionable to play.

DeSean Jackson, who missed last weekend’s victory over the Falcons because of a concussion, is listed as probable after fully practicing all week. Fellow WR Jeremy Maclin (foot) returned to practice Friday and is questionable to play.

Veteran WR Kevin Curtis, who hasn’t played since Week 2 because of a knee injury, might return to action this week. He’s listed as questionable after being limited in practice.

For the Giants, RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle, foot) is listed as probable after being limited in practice on Wednesday and Friday and sitting out practice on Thursday. Safety Michael Johnson (groin) and G Chris Snee (knee) are questionable, while TE Travis Beckum (groin), QB Eli Manning (foot), RB Danny Ware (concussion) are listed as probable.

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