Asante Samuel was on the practice field Tuesday for the second day in a row, although he was still limited with a knee sprain. Samuel missed Sunday’s game in Chicago, and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took full advantage, throwing for four touchdowns in one of his best performances as a Bear.
Samuel leads the league in interceptions with seven, while the Eagles led the league with 19. Philadelphia did not force a turnover last week.
“He came in this morning and felt pretty good,” said head coach Andy Reid. “He went through the walkthrough. It’s hard to tell right there, but he did feel better than he did yesterday.”
Defensive end Juqua Parker missed his second straight day of practice with a hip flexor strain, as did wide receiver Riley Cooper (knee).
Kicker David Akers (hamstring), cornerback Jorrick Calvin (back), guard Nick Cole (knee), cornerback Trevard Lindley (knee) and running back LeSean McCoy (shoulder) all had full participation despite being listed on the injury report.
Tomorrow is the Eagles third and final day off in between games, as they take on the Houston Texans on NFL Network Thursday night.
“I will tell you that their bodies are sore from both teams,” said Reid. “I can’t tell you that’s not the case. It’s no different for them than it is for us. On the other side of that, you have to do the mind over matter thing and get yourself in the right frame of mind to play the football game.”
The Texans were without tight end Owen Daniels (hamstring), linebacker Xavier Adibi (hamstring), defensive end Jesse Nading (knee) and safety Torri Williams (hamstring) today. Defensive end Mario Williams was limited with a groin injury, as were wide receiver Kevin Walter (calf), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) and wide receiver David Anderson (hamstring).