BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Andy Reid said he's not worried about his team's recent spate of injuries. What else would you expect Big Red to stay? So we'll say it for him, the rash of injuries suffered by the Eagles through the first two weeks of training camp certainly isn't the type of start that a team "with the best roster" would envision on its way to a Super Bowl. Some of the hurts are minor, others cause greater concern. Reid gave his usual update this morning after practice.
The offensive line took another hit with tackle Todd Herremans sitting out the first session with an ankle injury. Reid said it was "not too much," and it looked that way when Herremans walked out of the locker room. The bigger problem is, pardon the pun, Shawn Andrews. Reid said the tackle was making progress, but we have no way of gauging that since Shawn continues treatment indoors. Reid did say that he can't predict when Shawn would return and if he'll even be back for the season opener. This impartial viewer says it's a loooonng shot. Reid said the Eagles were still monitoring Jon Runyan's recovery from knee surgery.
There was good news on the o-line. Tackle Jason Peters was able to participate in live drills, along with guard Stacy Andrews, who was back for the second straight day.
DeSean Jackson (knee) did not practice, but Reid said the wide receiver would have if it wasn't for the wet conditions. Jackson, defensive end Victor Abiamiri (pectoral muscle), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (hamstring) and tight end Matt Schobel (calf) worked out with the training staff.
The tight end position took a hit yesterday with the news that rookie Cornelius Ingram re-tore his ACL. He'll rehab with linebacker Stewart Bradley, who also tore his ACL last week. The Eagles brought in rookie free agent Rob Myers to help out at tight end. He looks small. Reid said that fullback Leonard Weaver is being kept apprised of the tight end position. He played some tight end in college.