HIS BACK IS BACK
Shawn Andrews is not off to a good start. He tweaked his lower back while running gassers yesterday and then got put on the PUP list. This could be a one day injury. Or it could last a week or month. I'm hoping that this is just a speed bump and Shawn is back on the field in a day or two.
One of the reasons I wanted to keep Shawn at RG and put Stacy at RT is that I just don't trust Shawn at this point. I need to see him play a year and stay healthy before I'll feel completely comfortable with him. You really have to admire the fact that Jon Runyan never missed a start as an Eagle. That was one tough dude.
With the Big Kid sitting out there was some change on the OL yesterday. Winston Justice manned the RT spot. Jason Peters had a quad problem and missed practice. That put Todd at LT. Nick Cole and Stacy were the OGs.
I like the fact we have a deep, versatile group, but I want to see the starters out there. We need the depth to pay off in November, not late July. It sounds like Peters will be back very shortly, so I'm not too worried about him. Still, the OL needs continuity. We need the 5 starters to practice together so that they are ready for the preseason and then the season.
Don't make too much of Justice getting on the field. He knows the playbook and that makes the practice sessions run smoother. He is still an extreme longhsot to make the team.
* Macho Harris missed yesterday with a high ankle sprain. I hated to hear that. High sprains are the ones that linger. Macho was off to a terrific start. I hope he's able to get back on the field soon. I really like this kid.
* LeSean McCoy got some reps with the starters yesterday. Good news. We need him this year. We also need the coaches to give him a chance. Both sides are doing their part so far.