Appearing on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 the Fanatic, head coach Andy Reid tempered the mounting sentiment that the first-round selection of Baylor offensive lineman
"Right now I'd tell you though that's probably not going to happen," Reid said. Herremans "is probably going to playing guard and Danny (Watkins) will probably be a guard and I think Winston (Justice) or King (Dunlap) will work that right side and (Jason) Peters is pretty well locked in at that left tackle spot."
Justice has been the team's starter at right tackle the last two seasons, though he is on the road to recovery from a knee injury that hampered his play in the second half of the season. Dunlap, meanwhile, saw his first extensive game action in 2010, starting a combined five games at both tackle positions.
"We've got a couple different things that we can do," Reid said. "
So it seems the left side of the offensive line is set with Peters and Herremans, while Justice and Dunlap are likely to battle it out for the right tackle job. At left guard, all signs point to Watkins as the likely starter from the get-go.
"Normally your first-round pick's a fairly quick study and gets in there and contributes in his first year," Reid said. "With that, I think you'd say that about Danny. I think he's ready to go. I think it's just a matter of getting in and doing it. But physically and mentally, I think he's ready to step in and take on a starting spot."
Plenty still remains to be seen as to how this group of offensive linemen adjusts to new offensive line coach Howard Mudd's scheme. But right now, the Eagles appear to have a solid stable of options that extends to the second unit. At center,
Also of note during Reid's appearance on the Mike Missanelli show was his breakdown of the fourth-round selection of Nebraska kicker-punter
Henery is "a kicker-punter and we'll just see what happens down the road," Reid said. "I haven't had a chance obviously to talk to David or Sav, really any of the players because of the lockout going back into effect during the draft, so I'm certainly not going to talk to anybody before I talk to those guys. The way it's situated, it's a little bit crazy in the National Football League and David's status is a little crazy right now. We'll just have to see how things work out, so this is a good insurance policy. Listen, (Henery) was the best kicker out there at the college level. I think there was a big separation between him and the next kicker available. So we've had a bunch of picks over the last couple of years, we felt that this one made sense."
However, it does appear that, once he joins the team, Henery will likely stick to one specialty. When asked if Henery would potentially fill the roles of both kicker and punter at some point in the future, Reid replied, "I don't think so."