Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook are expected to practice Wednesday and, barring any type of setback, head coach Andy Reid expects both players to start Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Reid said both players feel good and said it's likely that McNabb will wear some type of flak jacket to protect the rib injury that sidelined the quarterback for two games.
As for Westbrook, Reid said he would rotate in with rookie LeSean McCoy during practice.
At receiver, Reid said Kevin Curtis is "not 100 percent back" with his knee injury and that Curtis and rookie Jeremy Maclin will work in opposite DeSean Jackson.
On the offensive line, starting left guard Todd Herremans is closer to returning, however Reid said he's "not sure when he'll be back." Herremans' injured foot has healed nicely and he has started running, according to the head coach.
Look for Nick Cole to start at left guard on Sunday. Max Jean-Gilles and Stacy Andrews will split time at right guard.
On defense, Reid said veteran Jeremiah Trotter will "bring additional energy" to the defense. Reid said he'll see how Trotter does in practice this week before committing to just how much No. 54 will play.
"We'll pick and choose where he plays," Reid said. "We'll see how he does. If he can help us in there, he'll be in there."
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 11:55 a.m., October 7