Coach Andy Reid tiptoed when talking about the first post-McNabb practice: “I don’t know about a ‘new life,’ but I think the guys, they’ve got good
energy. There’s a lot of energy right
now, not that there wasn’t before. But there’s a lot of energy.”
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that, privately, the team is happy McNabb is gone.
FB Leonard Weaver, who spoke out against a trade, apparently has changed his mind; “People [are] so used to seeing No. 5. That’s a good friend of mine. I’m not dissing [McNabb] at all. But
right now it’s No. 4.”
McNabb’s old locker has been issued, perhaps fittingly, to rookie QB Mike Kafka.
With C Jamaal Jackson still rehabbing a torn ACL, newcomer A.Q. Shipley could be in line to take his job.
For now, though, Nick Cole has the job, and Mike McGlynn wants it.
LB Stewart Bradley was back on the practice field, nearly nine months after tearing his ACL during a training camp scrimmage.
OL Shawn Murphy, who was claimed on waivers from the Bucs recently, failed a physical and won’t be part of the team.