Shawn Andrews is likely to be back at practice when the Eagles resume workouts at the NovaCare Complex Saturday, a team source said before tonight's game.

The source said that the team was still in the process of putting a support system in place for the two-time Pro Bowl guard, who missed the Lehigh University portion of training camp while battling depression.

"If things aren't in place by then it might take a few more days," the source said before adding that Andrews definitely is expected to be practicing again before the team's next preseason game a week from tomorrow against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The source said it's possible that Andrews will play in that game because he is in good physical condition.

Andrews was not on the sidelines for tonight's game.


Mayor Michael Nutter and police commissioner Charles Ramsey were on the field before tonight's game. As quarterback Donovan McNabb left the field after the pregame warmup, Nutter hugged the Eagles' quarterback and whispered some encouragement into his ear.