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Vick, McCoy passed baseline tests, Celek out

Vick, McCoy passed baseline tests, Celek out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles as early as Tuesday.

Vick has missed the last four games and McCoy the last three. Rookies Nick Foles and Bryce Brown have filled in at quarterback and running back, respectively.

Both players can now practice without hitting, but must be been cleared by an independent neurologist before participating in any contact drills.

Tight end Brent Celek sustained a concussion in Sunday's win at Tampa Bay and won't play against Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Foles already has been named the starter for the rest of the season regardless of Vick's status. Foles led the Eagles (4-9) to their first win in more than two months in comeback fashion, 23-21, over the Buccaneers Sunday.

Brown had 347 yards rushing in his first two starts, but was held to only 6 yards on 12 carries against Tampa Bay.

Defensive tackle Mike Patterson also won't play against the Bengals because of an illness. Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said last week that Patterson was hospitalized with what the team believes is viral pneumonia but the condition is not related to his offseason brain surgery.

The Eagles held a walkthrough late Monday afternoon. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quad), safety Kurt Coleman (chest), left guard Evan Mathis (ankle) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin) were limited.

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Deadline for teams to claim Washington RB Derrius Guice on waivers set for 4 PM Sunday

Deadline for teams to claim Washington RB Derrius Guice on waivers set for 4 PM Sunday

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. Sunday to submit a claim for Washington running back Derrius Guice, who was cut Friday after being arrested and with multiple charges stemming from three alleged incidents of domestic violence over the last six months.

The move became official Saturday, starting the clock on a 24-hour window for teams make waiver claims for the second-year running back. Though the extent of Guice’s alleged crimes are not yet public and he could end up on the Commissioner Exempt list with an eventual suspension, it’s not unheard of for teams to take a gamble on a player who’s facing criminal charges.

Washington acquired former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster in 2018 after he faced accusations of domestic violence. Foster was placed on the Commissioner Exempt list but avoided criminal prosecution and received only a fine from the league. He has yet to play a game for Washington after tearing two ligaments in his knee during training camp in 2019.

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Guice showed flashes of the player that made him a star at LSU and a second-round pick, but injuries limited him to just five games as a rookie. Washington, a franchise dealing with its own sexual harassment situation in its front office, has pushed to establish a new culture under head coach Ron Rivera and cutting Guice was only the latest in a series of moves toward that goal.

While it remains unlikely that Guice is claimed on waivers, the 4 p.m. deadline on Sunday afternoon remains an important checkpoint that could help determine his future.

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Washington Football Team activates linebacker Reuben Foster off the PUP list

Washington Football Team activates linebacker Reuben Foster off the PUP list

Major news for the Washington Football Team as linebacker Reuben Foster got activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list. 

Foster has never played for Washington since the team claimed him off waivers in November 2018. A first-round pick out of Alabama in 2017, the 49ers released Foster after a domestic violence arrest and Washington claimed him on waivers. 

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He was immediately placed on the NFL Commissioner’s Exempt list, effectively ending his 2018 season. Then in May 2019 he suffered a major knee injury that resulted in nerve damage to his foot. 

Now, finally, Foster will be back on the field. 

    An elite athlete and big-time hitter, Foster will be a tremendous boost to the inside linebacker group for Washington’s defense. 

    Washington head coach Ron Rivera is expected to address the media on Monday and can provide much more information on Foster’s medical progress and projected role for the defense.

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