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Reid Sets Game Rotation

After this morning's walk through, head coach Andy Reid addressed the media and discussed the game rotation for the preseason opener Thursday night against the Patriots. The starters will play a quarter and a half, rotating in and out at several position, coach Reid said.

In injury news, Todd Herremans will be held out of the game, and perhaps the entire preseason, with a stress reaction in a bone right above the arch in his foot. Reid said it might be a four week injury, but Herremans is expected to be ready for the regular season opener in Carolina.

Stacy Andrews will also be held out of the game for caution's sake, although he is improving. The other players who will not play Thursday night are Trevor Laws, Victor Abiamiri, Shawn Andrews, Brian Westbrook, Stewart Bradley, Cornelius Ingram, Kevin Kolb, Trent Cole, and Matt Schobel.

As for the quarterbacks, newly signed Adam DiMichele might get some action in the fourth quarter, although it will be mostly on short passes and hand-offs, Reid said. DiMichele is getting a crash course in the offense today, although he was with the team in mini camp.

In the absence of Herremans and Stacy Andrews, the offensive line will be, from left to right, Jason Peters, Nick Cole, Jamaal Jackson, Max Jean-Gilles, and Winston Justice.

Reid closed his remarks by thanking the fans for all their support at Lehigh, as well as the Lehigh staff for all their help with the team over the past two and a half weeks.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 9:20 a.m., August 12

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