The Philadelphia Eagles will be without several players
during tonight’s pivotal matchup against the New Orleans Saints, including
offensive lineman Danny Watkins (ankle) and punt returner Mardy Gilyard
(hamstring), but the team will have defensive lineman Mike Patterson back,
reports Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.
Patterson was activated Saturday and will suit up for the
Eagles for the first time this season. He was sidelined for the first half of
the year after undergoing brain surgery this offseason.
Raanan added that Eagles safety Nate Allen (hamstring) is
listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision tonight. Defensive
lineman Cullen Jenkins (knee) is also questionable, but he’s expected to play
after practicing in full capacity Saturday.
Rookie offensive lineman Dennis Kelly will once again get
the start in place of Watkins, while David Sims will take Allen’s place if he’s
unable to play.
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