Sunday, September 23, 2007
DAWKINS SCRATCHED; NO BRACE FOR 5
The Eagles deactivated Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins, who was held out of practice last week with a neck stinger. Veteran Quintin Mikell made his first career start in place of Dawkins at free safety. Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard (knee) and tight end L.J. Smith (groin) also were scratched. The Lions scratched DE Kalimba Edwards. Donovan McNabb warmed up without a brace.