Herremans will play Friday

The Philadelphia Eagles will welcome left guard Todd Herremans (foot) back to the lineup Friday in Kansas City, according to Andy Reid. That's great news for an offensive line that has struggled to create holes for the running game. Reid also shed light on the knee injury that has kept Nick Cole out of practice for the past few weeks.

"Nick’s a tough guy and I know that," Reid said. "Nick will go out there and push himself through, really, anything. That’s just the way he’s wired. This is me backing off on him. To make sure we keep the swelling out of that knee, that he continues to just rehab it and get that area strong around the knee, and then we’ll go from there. Until I feel that -- myself and [head athletic trainer] Rick [Burkholder] -- until we feel that that’s where it needs to be, I’m just going to hold back. I know what Nick can do. He got enough work in there. He’s in good shape and all that. He lost some weight and he’s in very good shape. That’s not what I’m worried about. I just want to make sure we’re smart with that knee."

Once Jamaal Jackson's ready to go at center, it will be interesting to see what happens with Cole. Don't be shocked if he replaces Stacy Andrews at right guard early in the season. Judging by his comments, it doesn't seem like Reid's thrilled with Andrews' work.