Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reid has lost 80 pounds; doesn't want Vick

Andy Reid said he's shed almost 80 pounds.

Not enough, though, to lose the nickname of Big Red.

"I'm not going to be flying away in a windstorm here," Reid said after the morning practice at Lehigh U. "But I feel good.

The weight loss cannot be anything but great news as the Eagles' head coach who still tilts the scales at over 300 pounds.

Reid said he has followed the guidance of The University of Maryland's Center for Weight Management and Wellness to drop the baggage.

Last year, particularly after games, Reid was noticeably out of breath or suffering from shortness of breath. It was most apparent at post-game news conferences.

That hasn't been the case at all thus far in training camp.

At his news conference after the Tuesday morning practice Reid said he thought Michael Vick, who has been reinstated to the NFL after serving a sentence for dog fighting, deserved another chance but that the Eagles liked their quarterback situation.

Standing out during the Eagles' morning practice was rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram and quarterback, who was sharp after taking the previous practice off.

Still not in camp: rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Reid called the negotiations a day-to-day thing and said the deal could be done at any moment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: Big Red.. congrats..
to: Mike Vick.. don't want ya

August 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM 

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