Shawn Andrews was back in front of his locker and back on YouTube with a new video yesterday.

The Eagles offensive tackle was also back on the field for a third straight day, and he worked more extensively with the first-team offense.

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After missing every practice of training camp through the first three preseason games, it appears as if Andrews will be ready for the opener Sept. 13 against the Carolina Panthers.

Andrews said he'd even be willing to play in the Eagles' final preseason game Thursday vs. the New York Jets.

"It would be fun to just get out there, run around and bounce around a little bit and get a gauge where I am," he said.

Eagles coach Andy Reid will announce his personnel plans for the Jets' game after practice today. With few exceptions, he rarely plays any projected starters in the final preseason game. Andrews was one of those exceptions when he was the only offensive starter to play against the Jets as a rookie in 2004.

Andrews said if Reid opted to keep him out of the final preseason game that he could still be ready for the opener.

Even though he missed a month of practice after his surgically repaired back flared up during the team's conditioning run at Lehigh University, Andrews said he felt as though he was in good condition.

"I wasn't winded at all [Sunday]," he said.

Andrews said he wasn't concerned about moving from right guard to right tackle without having any game experience. "I'm excited," he said.

Speaking of excitement, Andrews said he posted a new YouTube video, a follow-up to his first music demo entitled "Getting My Michael Phelps On." The song has been parodied on WIP by Joe Conklin, and Andrews is aware of it.

"I loved it," he said.

Andrews posted another You Tube video yesterday and his son, JaShawn, makes an appearance in a Phillies hat at the end.

Reid's QB plan

Reid said on his radio show last night that Kevin Kolb would start at quarterback against the Jets, and Michael Vick would also work with the offense in the same manner as he did against Jacksonville. The coach also said that Vick would take snaps from center in the third quarter.

He did not mention A.J. Feeley, whose days in Philadelphia could be numbered.


Middle linebacker Omar Gaither sprained his right ankle during practice yesterday but was able to finish practice.

Guard Max Jean-Gilles returned to practice after sitting out Saturday and Sunday with a shoulder injury, and rookie receiver Jeremy Maclin was back after leaving practice late Sunday. Defensive end Darren Howard (groin) and wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) remained sidelined.

Roster move

Tackle Chris Patrick was released, leaving the roster at 79 players. The roster must be reduced to 75 by 4 p.m. today and 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday.

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