As former Eagles right tackle Jon Runyan continues to recover from microfracture knee surgery and as new Eagles right tackle Shawn Andrews continues to miss time due to a back injury that knocked out most of his 2008 season, coach Andy Reid has hinted that Runyan could be back.
“I know where he’s at,” Reid told the media on Sunday. “I saw him at the funeral service for [former defensive coordinator] Jim [Johnson] and talked to him there. We have a pretty good idea of where he’s at and we’ll just see how things go. He’s working hard at getting back and that’s really what his primary focus should be, whether it’s here or somewhere else.”
Reid also said that he doesn’t know when Andrews will be back; however, Reid said Andrews is making progress.
As to Runyan, we’re told that he’s expected to be cleared medically within the next week.
It remains to be seen whether Runyan will be back for yet another season with the Eagles. Given some fairly significant changes that the team is facing on the defensive side of the ball, it makes sense to keep as many familiar faces as possible on offense.