Patrick Chung remained out of practice Friday as the Eagles prepared for their Sunday matchup against in Denver, but the team hasn’t yet ruled out the free safety from playing against the unbeaten Broncos.
Chung, who suffered a shoulder injury last Thursday against Kansas City, hasn’t participated in any of the team’s four practices since the Eagles reconvened at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday.
The team listed him as doubtful, which means there’s a 25-percent chance he will play. The Eagles have one more practice Saturday, a quick jog-through session, before they board a flight out West for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m kickoff.
Everyone else practiced and is expected to play, including Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, who is listed as probable. Peters is dealing with a finger dislocation on his left hand that he’s played through since the season opener.
If Chung can’t go, rookie Earl Wolff will start (see story), although the Eagles might get creative in their sub packages in order to slow down the Broncos’ top-ranked offense, which averages 42 points per game. They have two other reserve safeties in Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson.
Coleman was a starter in a 2010 win over Manning and the Indianapolis Colts at the Linc, which is the last time the Eagles faced the 12-time Pro Bowl quarterback.