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Eagles' Owens doubtful with sprained ankle

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2005) - Terrell Owens might not play against Washington because of sprained right ankle that forced him to miss the Eagles' practice Nov. 2.

Owens sprained the ankle -- the same one on which he had surgery last year -- in the loss to Denver and limped around the locker room after the game.

"He is hurting," coach Andy Reid said. "He is sore. It's going to be a fight to get him there for Sunday. We're taking it day by day. He's made progress the last couple of days."

Owens is considered doubtful, meaning he has a 25-percent chance of playing against the Redskins.

The All-Pro receiver broke his right leg at the end of last season, missing the final two regular-season games and the NFC playoffs before returning for the Super Bowl.

Quarterback Donovan McNabb, who has put off surgery for a sports hernia, bruised a rib against the Broncos, and also missed practice. McNabb complained of soreness and stiffness, but said he'll play in Washington.

McNabb was injured when he fell on offensive lineman Shawn Andrews.

"I'm looking forward to it getting better and better each day and getting back out on the field," McNabb said. "It's the walking wounded, but, hey, it feels great."

Defensive end Jevon Kearse is questionable with a shoulder injury.

The Eagles also put punter Dirk Johnson on injured reserve and signed rookie Reggie Hodges, a sixth-round pick of St. Louis who punted in five games for the Rams.

Three-time Pro Bowler David Akers could return to kick field goals against the Redskins. Akers hasn't played since tearing a hamstring earlier this season against Oakland.

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