Eagles veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace is on injured reserve after fracturing his fibula in Week 2, but the Eagles are still holding out hope Wallace will be able to return this season.
"Hopefully, Mike's progressing and we get a chance to get him back here this season," Groh said.
Wallace wouldn't be allowed to return until Week 11 against the Saints, which could force the Eagles to make a decision sooner. Both Mack Hollins and Richard Rodgers, placed on IR before the start of the season, would be eligible to return before Wallace. And the team is allowed to bring back just two players from IR each season.
So if they get to a point when Hollins and Rodgers could return, the Eagles might have to try to determine if Wallace will be able to come back in Week 11. If he is, it would obviously be worth holding a spot for him. Without Wallace, the Eagles have lacked a consistent deep threat. The story added despite a big catch from Gibson, the Birds don't seem to want to expand his role.