The Eagles escaped Sunday's 19-17 win over the New York Giants without any major injuries. Quarterback Michael Vick has a bruised knee, but that will not be an issue. Neither will LeSean McCoy's swollen knee. Defensive tackle Derek Landri also has knee inflammation, but he is expected to be ready to practice on Wednesday. Long snapper Jon Dorenbos will practice this week after missing two of last week's practices with a high ankle sprain, but Dorenbos was able to play Sunday.
Nnamdi Asomugha has no lingering issues with his right eye that was poked in Sunday's game. He has been taking eye drops. Colt Anderson missed the Giants game with a knee issue, but he is expected to be ready to play on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
The only player who seems to have a lingering issue is linebacker Akeem Jordan. He missed Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and will struggle to practice on Wednesday, Reid said.
The Eagles' kickoff coverage was a big problem on Sunday and allowed Giants returner David Wilson to average 36.2 yards on six returns, including a 53-yarder. The Giants' average starting field position throughout the game was their own 30-yard line, and it was their own 33-yard line after kickoff returns.
That was significantly better than the Eagles' kickoff returns, on which Brandon Boykin averaged 16.7 yards per return. The Eagles' average starting field position was their 20-yard line and 19-yard line on kickoffs.
"There's no reason we should be playing like we are in those spots," Reid said.
Reid said he met with special teams coordinator Bobby April about the issue on Monday morning and that the Eagles must correct some issues. It hurt that the team was missing Anderson and Jordan, two of their better special teams players.
"Not a kneeler"
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted an Eli Manning fourth-quarter pass 5 yards into the end zone yet still returned the ball. He ran 14 yards to the Eagles' 9-yard line, meaning it was an 11-yard net loss from what the result would have been if he took a knee.
Rodgers-Cromartie has four career touchdowns, and he said that whenever he can force a turnover, he is thinking about the return.
"I'm not a kneeler," Rodgers-Cromartie said after the game.
"There's a time and a place for everything," Reid said Monday, "so he'll have a chance to look at that on tape and see the situation."
Reid can joke about the spotlight being on him for trying to freeze out Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes because the ploy did not backfire. Tynes missed both his first and second field-goal attempts, and Reid after the game said he felt worse that Custer at Little Big Horn before Tynes missed the second kick.
"You're surrounded by 66,000 people that probably want to rip your throat out," Reid said about the crowd's reaction after Tynes missed the first kick that did not count. "About twentyfold what Custer felt."
Vick said after the game that he is not a fan of the tactic. "For about one minute there, I wasn't a fan of it myself," Reid said.
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