Vince Young didn’t practicing today even though Reid said he’s been making good progress with his hamstring. The head coach said he has no problem making Mike Kafka the backup quarterback if Young isn’t able to go. Reid says if he didn’t feel so good about Kafka he wouldn’t have traded Kevin Kolb.
According to Reid, backup right tackle Winston Justice is getting better. I saw Justice walking through the locker room and his knee wasn’t wrapped and he didn’t seem to have any swelling which is a good sign when players start working back into full scale practice.
The following players did practice fully, but they still aren’t totally 100%.
S Nate Allen (knee), DT Antonio Dixon (back), TE Clay Harbor (shoulder), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (quadricep), T Winston Justice (knee), DT Trevor Laws (hip), DE Juqua Parker (calf), WR Steve Smith (knee)
While in the locker room it was interesting to see defensive ends Brandon Graham, who is on PUP (physically unable to play) and Daniel Te’o Nesheim, practice squad, heading out of the locker room together. Think about it. These two high picks, Graham in the first round and Te’o Nesheim in the third are doing nothing for this football team. They were brought in here with much fan fair, but now they’re nothing but after thoughts.
Notice that you have a third round pick from a year ago in Te’o Nesheim, who nobody goes after to bring into their camp. It means the Eagles had a higher regard from him than any of the other teams in the league.
Remember the Birds also released another third-round pick from a year ago, when they released Trevard Lindley.