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Reid Full Of Compliments, Westbrook To Practice

Coming off the heels of his team's 40-17 dismantling of the New York Giants, Andy Reid reviewed the Eagles' performance and updated his team's injury situation.

Only three players merited injury updated from Reid. Starting linebacker Chris Gocong has both a quad contusion and a hamstring strain, and Reid classified his status as day to day. Defensive end Victor Abiamiri is also day to day with a knee sprain. Finally, wide receiver Kevin Curtis is "out most likely this week" after undergoing knee surgery last week.

Reid was filled with compliments when discussing the Eagles second straight NFC East win. He singled out all three coordinators and every phase of the team for its performance.

"Any game that you can win in the National Football League is a good win, in particular versus the NFC East opponents," Reid said. "I thought our coordinators put together good game plans, both offensively, defensively and special teams wise

"They spend a lot of time doing what they do and they deserve a lot of credit for this, along with the way the players came out and executed. It was a great combination of good coaching and good playing yesterday."

Reid credited jumping out to an early 13-0 lead with having a big effect on the outcome of the game.

"We always strive to have fast starts on all three phases of our game," he said. "I thought yesterday we were able to do that."

Reid was particularly impressed with the effort given by two young offensive players, receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Brent Celek.

"It's the second week in a row that you've seen our rookie (Maclin) leading downfield runners into the endzone or making big blocks down the field," Reid said, referring to his downfield blocking on the long touchdown runs by Leonard Weaver and LeSean McCoy.

As for Celek, "I guess it was all summed up on that last grab where it was 3rd and 12 in the fourth quarter," Reid said. "You're trying to run the clock out and keep the chains moving and then he had a nice physical catch. He was able to carry people or break a couple tackles and get the first down. He's having an impressive year right now."

Sean Jones made his first start as a member of the Eagles against the Giants, and Reid said that he, along with Macho Harris and Quintin Demps, will continue to rotate at the safety position.

"They all have strengths," Reid said. "We try to do that with all our players, put them in the best possible positions that we can. That's how that's worked out there, and we've been doing this for the last couple weeks with Sean, working him in in certain situations.

"We were messing with Sean with some personnel groups and Macho with other personnel groups and we're still going to do that. And Quintin (Demps) also. You'll see all of them play, depending on what personnel groups (the opponent) puts out."

Finally, Reid expects running back Brian Westbrook to be a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Westbrook missed the Giants game while still recovering from a concussion.

Westbrook "did exercise and he's going to exercise again today," Reid said. "He felt good during the exercise when he did it this past weekend. One of the days he woke up with a slight headache, Saturday morning, but it wasn't anything to worry too much about. He's feeling pretty good and we'll see how he does here the closer we get to Wednesday.

"He's not going to do contact, which is not unusual for what we do as a team out there. We'll just see how he feels, he'll go through a normal practice ... We're going to be cautious anyway. We're going to make sure that he's okay to perform and we're not going to do anything to put him in jeopardy."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:51 p.m., November 2

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