Right guard Nick Cole was taken out during the second quarter of Sunday's blowout win over the Jaguars due to swelling in his knee, which has bothered him since training camp.
He was replaced by veteran Reggie Wells, who was acquired from Arizona in a trade just prior to the start of the season. Reid said that he will try to give Cole as much rest as possible to get him ready for this Sunday's game against the Redskins. Last week, Wells took some of the reps with the first-team offensive line. Cole sat out Friday's practice, which was held on the harder turf surface.
""Well, what I'm going to do is a little bit of what I did last week, right now with Nick and just back off him a little bit and see if we can't get his knee calmed down just a little bit," Reid said. "And then I'll take it from there. It will be a day-to-day thing, (Nick's) not out. He's going to be out of practice probably Wednesday there, but we'll see.""
How did Wells do in Cole's absence?
"He did OK," Reid said. "He's still getting used to kind of what we do. So, he did OK."
If Wells has to play again, he has plenty of experience with 105 career games and starts in 90 games.
Tight end Brent Celek suffered a wrist contusion late in the first half on a catch over the middle. He returned to the game. Defensive end Brandon Graham incurred an ankle sprain and also had to leave the game for a few plays, per Reid.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:20 a.m., September 28