Runyan spotted on Eagles' property

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley


Jon Runyan, one of the best offensive tackles in Eagles history, was back on campus Thursday to work out for coach Andy Reid, according to the Inquirer. Runyan worked out in front of Reid, offensive line coach Juan Castillo and general manager Tom Heckert, according to the report.

The Beast has a call in to Runyan to see how the workout went. It's unlikely the Eagles would sign Runyan before the season opener because his vested veteran status would require the club to guarantee his 2009 salary. I'm sure Reid wanted to see for himself whether Runyan is close to full strength after offseason microfracture surgery. Runyan is intent on playing this season -- no matter where he ends up.

Runyan worked out for the Chiefs earlier this week, but obviously he would prefer to return to his longtime team.

"I wouldn't have done the surgery and all this rehab if I wasn't going to play," Runyan told me via phone early last week. "I'm going to play somewhere."

Reid and Runyan have a great relationship, but the coach has been tight-lipped regarding his plans for Runyan.