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Kevin Kolb & Trent Cole to miss Eagles preseason opener

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Kevin Kolb & Trent Cole are both likely to miss this Thursday's preseason opener against the New England Patriots, but the good news is that neither are seriously injured.

Both players left the field injured yesterday, Cole with a shoulder strain and Kolb with a knee injury. Cole was back doing conditioning later in the day, but Kolb went to Philadelphia for an MRI. The test came back negative and Kolb was diagnosed with an MCL sprain. He and Cole are both listed as day to day.

With Kolb unlikely to be ready to play in the preseason opener, the Eagles signed former Delaware St and Arena league star Matt Nagy who had been with the team as a coaching intern. With McNabb unlikely to play more than a couple series at most, the Eagles obviously needed an extra arm to take snaps against the Patriots.

Nagy will segue back to his role as a coaching intern when Kolb is ready to come back.

While missing the game isn't particularly significant for Cole, it is a tough blow for Kolb. As the backup, preseason may be the only chance he gets to show what he's got. Plus, there's no doubt that he had to be itching to get rid of the bad taste of his last game appearance...

Kolb was(and is) likely to take the majority of snaps at QB for the Eagles this pre-season as the coaches look to evaluate and develop the second round pick... so there's no doubt his missing this first preseason game is major disappointment.

WR Brandon Robinson was released to make room for Nagy.