The Eagles regained wideout Reggie Brown for Wednesday's practice but were without tight end L.J. Smith as they began preparations for Sunday's visit to Seattle.

Brown, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury, apparently will play this week, giving Donovan McNabb a full complement of wideouts for the first time this season.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said right guard Shawn Andrews, who underwent back surgery last week, was to have a checkup Wednesday with his surgeon, Dr. Robert Watkins.

Other highlights from Wednesday's festivities at NovaCare: Asked about Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, Reid noted that the Eagles want to "make sure we know where he's at." No kidding. Tatupu intercepted A.J. Feeley three times last season in the loss that might have ended the Birds' illusions of being a playoff contender.

Reid said he would not press Smith to return, that he would rely on medical assessments. "I understand that your brain is fairly important," he said. (Really, that's what he said. With kind of a smile at the end, like, "I can't believe I just said that.")

Reid also critiqued McNabb's creaky touchdown dance Sunday after the QB's first TD run since 2006, "if you consider that a dance."

Ooooohhh. Snap.

McNabb seemed to agree he was not in top hoofing form. "I haven't been in the end zone for a while," he said.

Brian Westbrook was asked about the possibility that the Eagles might look past the 2-5 Seahawks to next week's home encounter with the 6-1 Giants."We can't have any lapses" after losing three winnable games already, he said.

Oh, and Reid once again voiced his support for the Phils, though he did not repeat his Monday guarantee of a World Series victory. "They're right there," he said.