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Reid To Divide The Carries In Run Game

How will the offense respond to being shutout last week against the Cowboys?

The one thing head coach Andy Reid will not do on offense is expect Brian Westbrook to shoulder the load in the run game. After missing five games following his second concussion of the season, Westbrook has 14 carries for 49 yards in two games.

"Right now, I wouldn't ask him to do that," Reid said. "We have three good backs and you just spread that around and they all have an opportunity."

That would mean running back LeSean McCoy and fullback Leonard Weaver should expect to see more touches. McCoy and Weaver each had one rushing attempt last week.

Reid did say that Westbrook is "back to where he feels good and he's moving around good."

Same goes for DeSean Jackson, who suffered a groin injury in last Sunday's game but has not been on the injury report this week.

"He really hasn't had any problems with it, so he feels pretty good," Reid said.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:40 p.m., January 7

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