Reid: Herremans unlikely to leave LG

There has been a lot of speculation that the Eagles will move Todd Herremans to right tackle now that Danny Watkins is on board.

Eagles coach Andy Reid did not rule out that possibility after the Eagles selected Watkins in the first round of the draft last week. In that scenario Watkins would step into Herremans' left guard spot, Jamaal Jackson would come back and play center, Mike McGlynn would play right guard and Herremans would move outside and replace Winston Justice.

Reid, though, doused some water on that thought when he went on Mike Missinelli's show on 97.5 The Fanatic today.

"Right now I'd tell you that's probably not going to happen," Reid said of moving Herremans to right tackle. "He's probably going to be playing guard and Danny will probably be at guard. I think Winston or King [Dunlap] will work that right side. Peters is pretty locked in at the left tackle spot."


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There was also some thought that Nebraska kicker Alex Henery, selected in the fourth round, could also punt for the Eagles since he did some of that in college. Reid said that was unlikely. The coach did not confirm that kicker David Akers' reign with the Eagles has come to end, although it is a near certainty.

Reid also refuted a recent report from Sports Illustrated's Peter King that the Eagles have already received an offer for a 2012 first round draft pick in exchange for backup quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Teams are not permitted to discuss player trades during the lockout, per league rules. There was a brief reprieve when the lockout was temporarily lifted on Friday, but it did not allow for discussion involving player trades. That being said, many have speculated that the Eagles have at least one deal lined up that they would be able to move on once they are able to trade Kolb.