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Even though kicker David Akers has been declared out for Sunday's game against Kansas City with a torn hamstring, the Eagles still haven't moved his replacement, Todd France, from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

That's because, when they do it, they're going to have release a player - probably either safety Jeremy Thornburg or tackle Calvin Armstrong - and they'd prefer to wait until closer to game time to reduce the chance of someone else claiming him before they put him on the practice squad. Arrowhead Stadium is a tough place to make your NFL debut, but special teams coordinator John Harbaugh thinks...

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