Mychal Kendricks, a fifth-year linebacker who's been a regular starter since he was a rookie, likely will.
"There's a chance," head coach Doug Pederson said Monday. "There's a chance he plays because he hasn't played all preseason, and we still want to get him those live reps and get him ready for Cleveland."
Kendricks played Saturday against Indianapolis after missing the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury suffered in training camp earlier this month. He was still in the game in the fourth quarter, when the rest of the starters had exchanged their helmets for baseball caps.
"Why? Because he hasn't played," Pederson said. "He hasn't played and we just want to see him get game and live reps. That's the bottom line."
And just to be sure, Kendricks is still a starter?
"Oh, yeah. He's another one that we'd love to see again this Thursday night in a short role," Pederson said. "But at the same time he hasn't played all preseason. Stephen Tulloch's another one that we need to see play. So there's an opportunity for these two to get some more reps on Thursday."
Tulloch makes sense. He needs all the reps he can get. And he's also a backup. He should have no problem playing Thursday.
As for Kendricks ... he was not available to the media Monday.