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Banner: Westbrook Rehab "Ahead Of Schedule"

When Brian Westbrook underwent his ankle debridement procedure in early June, the Eagles didn't make any additions to the stable of running backs.

With Training Camp set to kick off on Sunday, that plan is still in effect.

Eagles president Joe Banner spoke with Bob Brookover of the *Philadelphia Inquirer *and said that one of the reasons why the team isn't going to add anyone is that Westbrook is "ahead of schedule" with his rehab.

"We're very optimistic about Westbrook," Banner said. "He's doing great. He's ahead of schedule, but we're still going to be very conservative with him."

The Eagles will take third-year player Lorenzo Booker, second-round draft pick LeSean McCoy, Kyle Eckel and Eldra Buckley to camp. There is no definitive date for Westbrook's return. Even though there is a lot of inexperience among those mentioned players, Banner believes that these young players can come in and be successful.

"We're a little inexperienced, but at this point at running back we think we have some real quality people there," Banner said. "We expect that we're going to go into camp and the guys we have are going to put us in a good position to be successful. Running back is one of those positions where younger players can step in and have success."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:30 p.m., July 22

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