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Reid Non-Committal On Jackson As Punt Returner

Head Coach Andy Reid met with the media for one final time Friday before the Eagles meet the Packers in the season opener Sunday afternoon. The most promising piece of information that Reid revealed was actually no information at all. The injury report remains clean as every member of the team participated in practice, and all are available for Sunday's game.

When asked whether DeSean Jackson would return punts against the Packers, Reid remained non-committal although Jackson has said that he plans to be the team's primary punt returner in the season opener. Reid said that he has yet to decide whether it will be Jackson returning punts or rookie cornerback Jorrick Calvin. He had some success as a punt returner in his only preseason appearance with the Eagles in the finale against the Jets as he returned two punts for 24 yards.

"I'm debating on that right now, but we'll see how it goes here," Reid said.

All eyes will be on Kevin Kolb on Sunday and Reid thinks his young quarterback is ready for his first season-opening start. Reid said that Kolb has gotten a better grasp of the offense each day in practice, and that they've been preparing for this game since mini-camp. He believes his quarterback is prepared, and expects him to play well.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 3:25 p.m., September 10

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