Will Westbrook, Andrews, & Smith play against the Redskins?

Maybe, no, yes.

That was the news coming out of the Novacare complex yesterday as Andy Reid updated the status of the Eagles injured offensive starters.

First, the good news is that Andy expects LJ Smith to practice this week and be ready to play this weekend. The struggles of our backup TEs against the Bears have been well discussed... so the return of LJ should certainly be a help.

Now, the kinda bad but might be okay news... Most of us assumed that since Westbrook was a gametime decision to play last week, he should be ready to go this week. Right? Not so fast. Andy Reid was still unsure about Westbrook's status

"I don't know that," Reid said when asked if Westbrook would practice tomorrow and play Sunday. "We'll have to see how he does the next two days. If he had to practice today, he couldn't."

That's bad news. I'll be keeping a close eye for any news relating to Westbrook's ankle as we go forward this week. Suffice to say, we need him this weekend.

The other bad news is that Shawn Andrews almost certainly will not play and his injury is not improving

"He isn't getting any better," Reid said. "We're going to have him see a specialist and get this thing better."

For now, the Eagles are not considering surgery.

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