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Kolb To Take Practice Reps At QB Wednesday

Head coach Andy Reid said that Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and DeSean Jackson will not practice on Wednesday due to injuries. In addition, guard Todd Herremans and cornerback Dimitri Patterson will be out for this Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Reid added that Kevin Kolb will take the practice reps at quarterback on Wednesday. If McNabb can't go on Sunday, Kolb will be the starter. With Michael Vick eligible to play Sunday, Reid would not announce a decision as to who the backup quarterback will be. Reid said that Vick could handle the backup quarterback duties if needed.

McNabb missed last Sunday's game against the Saints with the fractured rib he suffered against the Panthers. Reid said that McNabb is able to throw, but not with "great velocity or length right now." While Reid admitted that he's "looked at" the fact that the bye week is after this Sunday's game, if McNabb is not able to play he will. McNabb was not declared out for last week's game until the inactives were released 90 minutes prior to game time.

As for Westbrook, Reid said that he has a "slightly sprained ankle" that has "very little swelling." Reid feels "pretty good" today about Westbrook's availability for Sunday's game.

Jackson took part in the walkthrough, but will miss practice with a groin strain.

Updating Herremans' situation, Reid said that he would visit with the doctor next week. Herremans is still not able to put weight on the foot that underwent an operation to repair a stress reaction during the preseason. Herremans has said previously that he wants to return for the NFC East slate which begins Oct. 26 against the Redskins. Reid noted that Nick Cole will start this Sunday at left guard and Max Jean-Gilles will start at right guard. Jean-Gilles started for Stacy Andrews because Reid said that Andrews' knee - which was operated on to repair an ACL following the 2008 season - is "fatigued." Reid said that he would see how Andrews does at practice on Wednesday to see if his condition has improved.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:52 a.m., September 23

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