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Eagles’ Vincent a Game-Time Decision

January 9, 2004

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A decision on whether ailing Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent can play Sunday against Green Bay will not be made until game time.

Coach Andy Reid said Friday the hip injury still bothers the five-time Pro Bowl player.

``It’s important that he feels comfortable. Right now, there’s a large discomfort in there with that muscle,″ Reid said. ``He can’t open up and play full speed. The last thing Troy wants to do is be a hindrance out there and not be on top of the game.″

Vincent, listed as probable, missed the last two regular-season games. If he isn’t ready for the playoff game, second-year pros Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown will replace him.

``Either way, we’re going to be OK,″ Reid said. ``They’ve all worked in there this week.″

The Eagles (12-4) haven’t played since beating Washington on Dec. 27. The Packers (11-6) advanced with a 33-27 overtime victory over Seattle.

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