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Eagles defensive front thin

Posted by Chris Brown on October 3, 2011 – 11:33 am

With pass rusher Trent Cole (calf strain) not looking good for this week and rotational DT Antonio Dixon (torn triceps) now likely done for the season, the Eagles are hoping they get a couple of defensive ends back practicing this week.

Head coach Andy Reid said Monday that he’s hopeful DE Darryl Tapp (Cole’s backup) can return to practice this week as well as DE Juqua Parker.

Philadelphia still does have DE Jason Babin healthy. He leads the team with seven sacks after posting a career-high three Sunday in the loss to the 49ers.


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Eagles Cole unlikely to play Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 3, 2011 – 9:34 am

Here’s the latest news on Eagles top pass rusher Trent Cole’s calf injury.

According to FOXSports Jay Glazer it’s a grade 2 calf strain. Glazer tweeted as much this morning.

Jay_Glazer There are fears Trent Cole is done for the year but I’m hearing an MRI showed a Grade 2 calf strain, which prob puts him out 3 weeks.
 
A three week injury obviously would rule him out for Sunday’s game against the Bills, which would no doubt ease the minds of Buffalo’s offensive staff knowing they could be without their starting left tackle in Demetrius Bell this week, who sustained a shoulder injury Sunday.

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Eagles pass rusher injured

Posted by Chris Brown on October 3, 2011 – 8:25 am

The Bills lost left tackle Demetrius Bell to a shoulder injury Sunday and at this point his prognosis is not known. If he can’t play rookie Chris Hairston is expected to line up at left tackle. Philadelphia’s best pass rusher, Trent Cole, would normally be the opponent in that one-on-one matchup, but that might not be the case.

That’s because the Eagles Trent Cole sustained a calf injury in the Eagles’ loss Sunday to the 49ers. According to NFL.com the injury could be serious. If it is his chances of playing Sunday against the Bills would presumably be up in the air at best.


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