Donovan McNabb's much-discussed throwing shoulder will be rested for the remainder of this minicamp, which ends on Thursday.
Coach Andy Reid said McNabb has "slight tendinitis in his shoulder."
He said the injury is "very similar" to what McNabb had in 2004, the Eagles' Super Bowl season. He played in 15 games that season, sitting out only the regular-season finale because the Eagles had locked up homefield in the NFC.
"We're going to back off him, just like we did in 2004," Reid said. "He should be ready for training camp. There's no surgery. There should be no reprecussions from it."
Reid said McNabb would receive treatment on the shoulder for about 2 weeks and "then he'll be ready to go."
He said if this had been in the regular season McNabb could have played.
Reid said the injury was bothering McNabb in the first camp and then "progressed during this camp." Reid said he did not know how the injury happened and said he had expected it to go away after the first camp.He did not think McNabb's training methods affected the injury.
“That’s why we limited his number of reps," Reid said. "We limited his number of reps and we started doing that really after 2004, just being very aware of the number count, so it didn’t reoccur. But it happened and it’s not a big deal.”
Eagles rookies and selected veterans report to Lehigh on July 21 with the remainder of the team scheduled to arrive July 24.
McNabb had tried to deflect concerns about the shoulder during a session with reporters yesterday. He saw limited reps yesterday as the Eagles resumed their organized team activities following a break for the weekend.
The Eagles announced today that Jon Sandusky, the 31-year-old son of legendary Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, has been promoted from pro scout to director of pro personnel. That's the title formerly held by Scott Cohen, who recently left the team for an assistant general manager's job with the Jets.
Louis Riddick is taking Sandusky's place as pro scout. Riddick, from Quakertown and Pennridge High, played at Pitt and then for four NFL teams, as a safety.