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Wide receiver Reggie Brown may not start against the Steelers on Sunday, but it's not because of anything detrimental concerning his injury.

While Brown declared himself fit and ready for action, head coach Andy Reid said whether or not he starts depends upon which personnel group gets the nod.

"I think it's a positive," Reid said. "Reggie looks like he's feeling pretty good. We'll give him some reps in there. We'll just see how he does. He made it through practice fine the last few days, so we'll give him an opportunity to play.

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WR Reggie Brown
"We're doing everything off of personnel groups right now, so I can't tell you (whether he is going to start). There's a chance that he does. There's a chance he doesn't, depending on what we have done."

Brown said he's been testing out his hamstring all week in practice, but it wasn't until Thursday that he was really able to move like his old self.

"Early on in the week it was feeling good," Brown said. "(Thursday), it kind of broke loose and got real loose. And today, I really didn't feel it and I felt like myself. So today was a pretty good day.

"When I was out there I tried to go full speed. I wanted to test it out, make sure it's ready, make sure it's strong enough, try to push it to its breaking point and see how I feel the next day. It's been feeling good the next day - no soreness. I'm feeling real positive about this game."

Brown went on to say that even though he's missed a significant amount of time, he doesn't think the chemistry between himself and quarterback Donovan McNabb should be affected.

"I've been here long enough. I'm not a rookie," Brown said. "Me and Donovan, we've have had a lot of time to get our timing down. My routes are still the same and the timing's still the same. The offense really hasn't changed much. I don't think there's going to be any kind of lost charisma between us two. We're going to go out there and try to make some plays."

Making plays is something the offense has done in droves this season. Brown said he was anxious to join the party.

"The guys have just been out there having fun, putting up points," Brown said. "I just want to go out there and have as much fun as they've been having. The past two games, you just see everybody feeling good. Everyone's clicking and coming together as a team. I just want to be out there with my teammates contributing toward our goals."

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