Kenny Phillips in danger of missing final cut

PHILADELPHIA — Kenny Phillips’ return from a quad injury lasted for less than an hour Tuesday before he had to sit out practice again Wednesday.
That could be imperiling his chances to make the Eagles’ final roster.

Phillips, the safety signed as a free agent after five seasons with the Giants, has a long history of knee injuries. While his knee doesn’t seem to be an issue now, Phillips did miss the Eagles’ second preseason game with the quad, and there’s a good chance he’ll miss another Saturday if he can’t practice today.

“It does make it harder to evaluate when you get less looks at a guy,” defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. “That goes without saying. But Kenny’s got a lot of tape out there. We’ll have a good feel for Kenny.

“Hopefully, he can play in the preseason game.”

Davis said if Phillips is healthy, he would be a candidate to start at safety. But that hasn’t happened much in training camp for the former first-round draft pick.
And it didn’t happen last season as Phillips played in just seven games because of his knee problems.

Phillips’ knee required him to take some rest days during the spring organized team activities. It appears the knee hasn’t been an issue so far in training camp.

“Nobody wants to be on the field more than Kenny right now,” Davis said.

“He’s an experienced vet, which helps, but not experienced in this system.”

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