Andy Reid says he has an understanding with cornerback
Asante Samuel, who has felt unwanted since the Eagles entertained offers for him after signing free agent corner Nnamdi Asomugha and trading
for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Reid conceded there was interest in Samuel before the trade deadline two weeks ago.
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“You have to
understand everybody calls everybody,” Reid said. “We’re sitting here with a
few good corners. So people call. But (shopping Samuel) wasn't the case.
"Asante and I
talk. So listen, I’m not worried about that at all. He loves to play the game. And
we’re going to move forward. I don’t have any comments past this. And I know he
doesn’t. So, we’re moving on here.”
In other news, Todd Herremans moves back to right offensive tackle after playing left offensive tackle in the win over the Redskins.
Pro Bowl left offensive tackle Jason Peters (hamstring) is back in the lineup according to Andy Reid, who, along with line coach Howard Mudd, likes Herremans on the right side and Evan Mathis at left guard, where Herremans has spent much of his career.
"I think they have a chance to be a good offensive line," Reid said. "I think it's just a matter of getting the work together and putting out the effort. I thought Winston did a nice job in the last game. But I made the decision to go with Todd at the right tackle spot."
Also healthy are offensive tackle King Dunlap(ankle) and defensive end Trent Cole (calf).
Reid hasn't ruled out defensive end Brandon Graham (knee) for the Eagles' Sunday night game against the Cowboys.
Graham also is slated to practice.
"We'll see how it goes," Reid. "I have kind of an open agenda. We'll see how he does."