Pre-Game Notes, August 8

Before the Eagles kick off tonight's preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, here's some pre-game notes from the men on the beat.

-Despite bowing out of practice several times this week with apparently-ailing legs, Jeremy Maclin is reportedly playing tonight (Credit: Reuben Frank)

-Frank also reports that Riley Cooper will miss tonight's game.

-Bennie Logan is warming up as of the 6 PM EST hour. Logan has sat out recent practices with a hamstring ailment. (Credit: Geoff Mosher)

-As has been reported over the last few days, Chip Kelly says the starters will go about '10-15 plays'.

-Scott Graham and Brian Baldinger are once again providing commentary on the local broadcasts, which remains a far cry from the Kevin Reilly/Hugh Douglas/Herm Edwards trifecta from the 2009 season.

-Ron Torbert will be tonight's head game official, his first as referee. Torbert worked as a side judge for four seasons under internet folk hero Ed Hochuli, and is one of three new referees this season, following the retirements of Ron Winter, Scott Green, and Mike Carey. (Credit: Brad Biggs)


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