BETHLEHEM -- Brent Celek was present for Friday morning's walkthrough, which didn't mean that much, since it was, well, a walkthrough. But Eagles coach Andy Reid indicated Celek's knee "tweak," suffered during the first full-squad workout Thursday, probably won't mean the team will bring in another tight end right away.
Reid specifically said there was no plan to bring in Jeremy Shockey, at this point. He said he and general manager Howie Roseman are looking at whether they need to bring in a TE, to take training camp reps, if nothing else, with just three on the roster other than Celek, but arguing against that possibility is the new rule madating a three-day "stepup" period for signees who haven't been in someone's camp this year -- if the Birds signed a tight end today, he couldn't practice for three days, by which time Celek might be close to returning. Reid said Celek could miss a few days to a week of practice.
"We've just got to weigh that out," Reid said. "Really, it's not going to help you tomorrow."
Reid noted the Eagles have an undrafted rookie fullback, Emil Igwenagu, who played tight end at UMass. He could take some reps.