As expected, Shawn Andrews returned to Eagles practice Saturday. He is scheduled to speak to reporters from the NovaCare auditorium podium following the afternoon workout.
"He seems to be in a good place right now," Eagles coach Andy Reid said of Andrews, who was absent from training camp until last weekend because of struggles with what Andrews has said is clinical depression. "Right now, he is very upbeat and positive. He feels better, looks better. In just the couple of days that he's been here we've seen a little bit of a sense of relief when you're talking to him."
Asked if Andrews was scheduled to play Friday, when the Eagles visit the New England Patriots in a preseason game, Reid said: "We'll see how he does. We'll see how he does this week. We'll get a support crew around him. He worked out yesterday with (offensive line coach) Juan Castillo, and we'll see how he does today."
Reid also announced that defensive tackle Montae Reagor will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday. This would seem to further open up the roster situation for defensive line hopefuls who have been playing well, such as DE Jerome McDougle and DT Dan Klecko. It is unclear how long Reagor will be out.