Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell tweaked his knee in organized team activities Wednesday, according to the club. Mikell was limping as he left the indoor facility, Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but it does highlight how thin the Eagles could be at the position if they have another serious injury like Marlin Jackson's ruptured Achilles tendon.
In practice Thursday, you might see Nate Allen and Quintin Demps working as the starters. I guess the positive side is that some young players are getting a lot of reps. As I discussed Wednesday, Allen's a pretty impressive looking player. He'll have to go through some growing pains, but the Eagles think he's a quick learner and will have a good shot to win the starting job.
Demps, though, is another guy to watch. He has shown a lot of maturity through his comments this offseason after popping off in '09. I would not be surprised to see him make an impact at some point in the season. He has excellent instincts and was considered a ballhawk coming out of college. He just made the mistake of getting on Andy Reid's bad side.
As of now, it doesn't appear the Eagles will look for outside help at safety. It's not like the Sean Jones experiment paid dividends for them last season. And one more thing: I'm thinking the Eagles should avoid the indoor facility tomorrow no matter what happens with the weather.