Dawkins' ankle not serious; Reagor gone
Dawkins said Sunday he expects to get on the field long before the Eagles open against the St. Louis Rams in two weeks.
“That’s the plan – absolutely,” Dawkins said.
Andy Reid called the sprain suffered Friday in a 27-17 win over the New England Patriots “a day-to-day situation right now” but that he also thinks Dawkins will be ready for the regular season.
One player that apparently won’t make it to the opener – at least not with the Eagles – is veteran defensive tackle Montae Reagor. His locker appeared to be cleared out Sunday. Reagor, 31, is on the mend from arthroscopic knee surgery.
For now it looks like veteran Dan Klecko and rookie Trevor Laws are the backups to tackles Brodrick Bunkley and Mike Patterson. Also part of the tackle equation is defensive end Darren Howard, who has played there in nickel situations.
Don’t be surprised if the Eagles keep 11 defensive linemen, including seven defensive ends – Howard, starters Trent Cole and Juqua Parker, Chris Clemons, rookie Bryan Smith, Victor Abiamiri and Jerome McDougle. Abiamiri (dislocated wrist) should return in November.
Besides Dawkins, the Eagles unable to work Sunday were Abiamiri, wide receiver Reggie Brown (hamstring), center Jamaal Jackson (concussion) and running back Ryan Moats (high ankle sprain).