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Kiko Alonso, DeMarco Murray back on field for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles, including many of their injured, returned to practice Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex.

Inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, who hadn't practiced since suffering a concussion on Aug. 9, was back on the field wearing a helmet. Alonso didn't take part in team drills.

He didn't stop to talk to reporters, but said he felt fine. Alonso wasn't sure if he would be ready to play in Saturday night's preseason game with the Baltimore Ravens.

Running back DeMarco Murray, who had been "held back" by coach Chip Kelly, took the first-team reps. Murray didn't play in the preseason opener Sunday. It now seems clear that Kelly planned to limit Murray's workload until after the first preseason game.

Safety Earl Wolff (knee), linebacker DeMeco Ryans (Achilles) and tight end Zach Ertz (core muscle injury) were the only Eagles who didn't take part in Tuesday's practice.

The practice was about half as long as the Eagles' normal session. That's because it came after the first preseason game and before the first joint practice Wednesday with the Ravens. There will be hitting in two of the three practices scheduled with the Ravens.

Safety Jerome Couplin, who had an appendectomy last week, returned to practice Tuesday. Kelly said that Ryans is expected to practice beginning Wednesday.