With Philadelphia confronting two games in the span of five days, one against an imposing offense and one of the best wide receivers in the game in Andre Johnson and another against an offense ranked almost last, it might make sense to rest cornerback Asante Samuel and his aching knee Sunday when the Eagles (7-3) visit the Chicago Bears (7-3).
And while that's still what Reid might do, he isn't about to tell anyone. For now, Samuel is listed as questionable ... and that's it.
"He's doing better," Reid said. "He's feeling a little bit better. He's still not 100 percent, so that's why we listed him where we listed him. But we'll just see how he does here."
Along with Samuel, second-year defensive tackle Antonio Dixon (abdomen) and veteran defensive end Juqua Parker (hip) did not practice Friday and are listed as questionable.
Guard Nick Cole (knee) was limited in practice Friday and also is probable for the game.
Samuel said a change of tactics was in order because of the league's fine.
"They don't pay me to tackle," Samuel jokingly said earlier in the week. "Now they're charging me to tackle."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.