Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Jeremy Maclin had a good day yesterday in his recovery from the hip flexor he suffered on Sunday, but Maclin didn’t practice today and neither did starting left tackle King Dunlap, who sprained his hamstring in the Baltimore game.
Both Maclin and Dunlap are day to day and their status is up in the air with regards to whether they’re going to play or not on Sunday. According to Andy Reid, Maclin has a better chance of playing than Dunlap.
Former Buffalo Bill Demetress Bell will likely start in Dunlap’s place at the left tackle position. He was brought in here to play that position, so we’ll get the chance to see him in action.
I think offensive line coach Howard Mudd has decided to back off of Bell and allow him to play the position in whatever way he needs to in order to be successful. During training camp, Mudd insisted that Bell play the position the way he wanted him to do by attacking the defensive ends.
I don’t think the Birds want to have Dunlap starting at that left tackle spot if they can help it. The entire offensive line will get a serious test this week against the Cards because their strength is their defense and especially their defensive front.