Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Wednesday at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. (JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency)
If DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin can't go for the Eagles against the Ravens, just who is Michael Vick supposed to throw to?
Jackson and Maclin were listed Saturday as questionable.
Both wide receivers were partial participants only in Friday's last practice before Philly's home opener against Baltimore. That's actually encouraging, since neither did a thing during Thursday's practice.
Maclin has a hip pointer and hip flexor strain, suffered in the opener at Cleveland. He vowed he'll be ready to play against the Ravens.
Jackson has a sore hamstring and didn't speak to local reporters late in the week.
"We'll see how they are by game time," Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
Philly's only other WRs are veteran possession guy Jason Avant (probable with a wrist injury), Damaris Johnson and Mardy Gilyard. Riley Cooper is out with a collarbone injury.
After throwing four picks and bailing often and early from the pocket against the Browns, Vick needs all the help he can get to quiet his critics.
NFL FINES BABIN: Speaking of the Eagles, the NFL dinged DE Jason Babin for another nasty hit. The latest cost him $15,750 for "unnecessarily" driving Browns QB Brandon Weeden into the ground last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Last year Babin was fined $15,000 for roughing up a passer. The CBA increases such set fines by 5% this season, hence the higher amount for the Weeden whacking.
TURNED ON, AND TUNING IN: The NFL's rising popularity continues to set records.
The Bears-Packers game on NFL Network drew 8.6 million viewers in the States, a record for a Thursday NFL game.
That was just four days after the highest-rated Sunday night game yet, between Peyton Manning's Broncos and the Steelers. Some 22.5 million Americans watched that one, which actually was the most-watch Sunday night TV show of any kind since the Oscars in February, excluding Olympics.