Reid: Trotter 'did a nice job'

Andy Reid talked today about the Eagles' decision to work out former linebacker and current talk-radio personality Jeremiah Trotter Thursday.

"I just wanted to see where he was at," the Eagles coach said. "He had his knee taking care of after he left here ... so I wanted to get him in here and see him move around a little bit, which I thought he did a good job. We'll take it from there. I haven't made any decisions on it one way or another. I wanted to take a pulse of where he was at physically. I thought he did a nice job with what we did with him."

Trotter's tryout raises the question about whether Reid and the Eagles are concerned about the middle linebacker position, where Omar Gaither is now the starter.

"We brought other people in at other positions to look at," Reid said. "You just want to make sure you have everything lined up in case you need to go that direction. I don't like questions at the last minute about what people look like. You try to do that in advance."


Reid also gave the injury report for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Quarterback Donovan McNabb (rib), wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) and safety Quintin Demps (hamstring) are doubtful.

Running back Brian Westbrook (ankle) is questionable. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is probable. If Curtis can't go, Reggie Brown will be activated and rookie Jeremy Maclin will start, Reid said. It would be Brown's first action of the season and the first start of Maclin's career.


DeSean Jackson is back at practice after missing the last two days with a groin injury. The Eagles wide receiver should be healthy enough to play Sunday against the Chiefs.

Kevin Curtis, meanwhile, is missing. The wide receiver has a left knee sprain and has been a limited participant in practice this week.

Brian Westbrook is still out, but it's not as if the running back hasn't practiced the week before a game and still not played. He has a right ankle sprain.

No surprise here, Donovan McNabb is also not practicing. He and Westbrook left practice after about a half hour. Asked if he could play Sunday, McNabb said, "I just don't know yet. No new news here."

It looks like McNabb will get another week -- plus the upcoming bye -- to nurse a fractured rib. Kevin Kolb will start in his place. Michael Vick and Jeff Garcia are out on the practice field along with Kolb.

There is no sign of Jeremiah Trotter, who worked out for the Eagles yesterday.