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Pierre Thomas only Saint to miss practice


With just one player missing practice on Thursday, the Eagles are in good shape health-wise heading into Sunday’s game with the Saints.

The Saints find themselves in the same position, although the player missing on Thursday plays a bigger role for them than center Julian Vandevelde plays for the Eagles. Running back Pierre Thomas did not practice because of a chest injury for the second straight day.

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that coach Sean Payton offered no details about Thomas’ injury outside of the fact that he was injured in the regular season finale against the Buccaneers. Barring any more positive information, Thomas’ availability for Saturday night’s game is in serious doubt after the two missed practices.

Safety Rafael Bush was limited in practice with an ankle injury, but the Saints don’t have anyone else on the injury report as they ready themselves for their trip to Philly.