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December 03, 2015

Chip Kelly updates Eagles' injuries: Sam Bradford is 'alive'

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Sam Bradford is alive. So he has that going him, which is nice. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly revealed his quarterback's breathing status Thursday.

"He's alive," Kelly said. "He's good. He threw yesterday. Did a nice job. Again, I think it's the residual part of it; is he any more sore? We’ve got another big day of throwing today so we’ll see where he is and then kind of figure out what goes on on Friday and Saturday. It's not anything that we're like, ‘Wow, that didn't go well.’ 

"He did a nice job, but again, we need to continue to see him progress and where that is in terms of him being able to sustain that, because that will give you a really good indication of him being able to go into a game and play against – obviously, we are not live in practice, so we are not hitting him and tackling him to the ground. He did a nice job in the last two days but today is another big test for him."

Kelly also confirmed that Ryan Mathews has still not passed the concussion protocol, and is still not practicing.

"We have less depth there and I think when we have been successful, we have two big, physical backs in there and we are missing a key cog in that right now," Said Kelly. "We have got to kind of make up without it; although, I thought Kenjon [Barner], when he got in for kind of his first playing time against Detroit, did a nice job."


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