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Could Redskins Make Push For Runyan?

Head coach Andy Reid was asked on Sunday about the status of free agent offensive tackle Jon Runyan, who is recovering from microfracture surgery that he underwent shortly after the 2008 season ended.

"We have a pretty good idea of where he's at and we'll just see how things go," Reid said. "He's working hard at getting back and that's really what his primary focus should be, whether it's here or somewhere else."

The reason that the Eagles might have to keep an eye on Runyan's status is because it is unknown whether Shawn Andrews will be ready for the start of the season. Andrews has not taken part in any training camp practices since tweaking a muscle in his back following the conditioning drills on July 30. Winston Justice and Todd Herremans have taken the reps at first-team right tackle in Andrews' absence.

Runyan is actually traveling to Alabama to meet with surgeon Dr. James Andrews to obtain clearance to begin running, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. Runyan hopes that within two weeks he can tryout for teams.

If the Eagles are interested, they may have to act quickly. The Redskins are in a dire situation with their aging offensive line. Backup guard Chad Rinehart had to take the snaps with the first-team right tackle in practice after injuries sidelined starter Stephon Heyer and backups Mike Williams and Jeremy Bridges.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:59 p.m., August 9

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