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Reid Offers Praise For Offensive Line

It doesn't matter if the Eagles have DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek if Kevin Kolb doesn't have time to throw the football. The Eagles offensive line has been a fluid situation throughout training camp and three potential starters were missing from the lineup Friday night in Jamaal Jackson, Todd Herremans and Nick Cole.

It didn't seem to hinder the first-team offense one bit as they accumulated 165 yards in the first quarter of Friday night's 28-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I thought for the most part, they played well," head coach Andy Reid said of the offensive line. "It looked like they did a decent job up front both in the run and the pass game."

Reid said that he kept a close eye on Mike McGlynn, who started at center with the injuries to Jackson and Cole.

"It looked like he did a decent job," Reid said.

While the Eagles could be at full health along the offensive line by the start of the regular season, it was good to see the backups show they can produce if called upon. But, again, it was just one preseason game.

"We need to continue to work. We need to keep getting the guys back healthy that are banged up," Reid said. "But for the first preseason game, for a quarter, I thought they did well. I thought the young guys came in and they were productive. It looked like they did a decent job. But it's one game."

INJURY UPDATE: Reid said that safety Antoine Harris suffered a Lisfranc sprain and will undergo an MRI on Saturday. Quintin Demps had a knee sprain and left the game early. Running back Eldra Buckley came out for a few plays with sore ribs, but returned.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:55 a.m., August 14

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