Eagles Depth Being Put To Test

Jason PetersWith offensive tackle Jason Peters and linebacker Mychal Kendricks nicked up, the Eagles depth is shining through and being tested all at once. 

Three days after both Jason Peters and Mychal Kendricks went down with injuries against the Green Bay Packers, the pair of Eagles starters status for Sunday's NFC East showdown with the Washington Redskins remains up in the air. 

Both were at practice, but neither took part in very much of the session held indoors at the Novacare Complex on Wednesday. 

Kendricks and Peters both were not wearing their pads or helmet during the midweek session and it seems both are day-to-day at this point. 

“We’ll get a chance to see what they can do today,” head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday. “They’re not full go. We’ll see how the week goes along. We’re hopeful for them [to play].”

 Peters of course is missing time with both quadriceps and pectoral injuries and Kendricks is dealing with a knee. 

Asked about his knee on Tuesday Kendricks replied "It's good," and when inquiring about his status for Sunday's game the second-year linebacker simply shrugged his shoulders as he gingerly walked to his locker. 

Allen Barbre who replaced Peters at Lambeau Field took the veterans' reps at left tackle in practice Wednesday and Najee Goode stepped in for Kendricks at outside linebacker. 

Left cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who missed the Green Bay game with a pectoral injury, practiced again Thursday.

“Bradley’s in the same boat as [Kendricks and Peters],” Kelly said. “He ran around a little bit [Tuesday]. Again, we’re going to see what he can do and can’t do. He’s practiced for the last couple of days. It’s just, ‘What can he get from a strength standpoint up top?' He can run and his legs are fine.”

Tight end Brent Celek was limited with a minor hip injury, but is not expected to miss Sunday's game.

In Fletcher's absence Brandon Boykin stepped in and played admirably on Sunday and Barbre held his own at tackle.

While the Eagles have yet to suffer any significant injuries during the regular season and are comparatively one of the healthier teams in the league, entering week 11 just ahead of their bye week the team's depth will certainly be tested against the Redskins this week. 

Matt Lombardo is the Editor-In-Chief of Eagledelphia and also an on-air personality on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia. Join the conversation and follow Matt on Twitter.

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