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Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:02 pm

Week 11 injury report analysis Part V

Posted by Andy Benoit

Colts @ Patriots

The Colts listed basically their entire roster as questionable this week, so who knows what the starting lineup will look like come kickoff. Generally, Indy’s rule is players who don’t practice don’t play. If that’s the case, then don’t expect to see running backs Joseph Addai (neck) and Mike Hart (ankle) or linebackers Gary Brackett (toe) and Clint Session (elbow). It looks like WR Austin Collie will return after his frightening concussion two weeks ago.

Patriots return star Brandon Tate missed the week with a sickness and is questionable. Guard Steve Neal was limited in practice with a shoulder. S Jarrad Page and RB Fred Taylor are both ostensibly closer to returning, though both remain questionable.

Giants @ Eagles

The Giants are without two of their three best offensive linemen: LT David Diehl (hip) and C Shaun O’Hara (foot). Diehl’s backup, Shawn Andrews, is once again battling back problems and is questionable. New York is also missing its steadiest offensive weapon, WR Steve Smith. This significantly alters Eli Manning’s approach to third down and the inside passing game.

Eagles DE Juqua Parker was limited in practice this week, but he’s the only player battling a significant injury. Sine there’s nothing left to talk about here, do we go ahead and take this opportunity to heap more praise on Michael Vick?

Broncos @ Chargers

The Chargers are getting starting receiver Malcom Floyd back from a hamstring injury, but No. 2 wideout Legedu Naanee will need at least another week. Antonio Gates is expected to miss another week with plantar fascia. Don’t count on RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) playing, either.

For the Broncos, WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) and CB Andre Goodman (hip) both missed practice. Royal is questionable; Goodman is out.

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Posted on: August 24, 2010 9:25 pm

Brandon Graham seals the deal

Posted by Andy Benoit
B. Graham (US Presswire)
We knew the Eagles were high on rookie defensive end Brandon Graham. After all, in the Draft they traded up from No. 24 to select him at No. 13 despite already having three quality ends on the roster (Trent Cole, Juqua Parker, Daryl Tapp). Still, it’s surprising – almost shocking, even – to hear Jordan Raanan of CSNPhilly.com report that the ex-Michigan Wolverine has already snagged the starting end job opposite the two-time Pro Bowler Cole.

"I moved up on the depth chart to the 1's now," Graham said Tuesday. "I had the most production on the D-line (according to the grades from the Cincinnati game). That was the biggest thing. I don't really worry about that stuff. I just came back and saw the depth chart and they had me with the 1's.

"It was exciting. I just know now I have to keep it. I can't be going back and forth."

Parker is part of the tiny handful of Eagles who are in their 30s, but it’s not like the man is slowing down. In fact, he’s coming off the best season of his career. Plus, the Eagles have never been big on rushing rookies into the starting lineup right away.

But Graham has been dominant in the preseason and equally impressive in practice. He’s versatile enough to play inside or outside.

Parker has been used primarily as a run-stopping end in camp. He’s still expected to contribute off the bench, though in the NFL, a run-defending specialist who doesn’t start usually turns out to be a run-defending specialist who doesn’t play very much.

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