Reid Says ‘Not Right Now’ On Shockey

The tight end position is quickly becoming a regular topic of conversation up at Lehigh. Having already explored a couple free agent options, the Eagles have made it known that at the very least, they wouldn’t mind bringing in some competition for the like of Clay Harbor. And now their primary option, Brent Celek, is banged up.

An MRI revealed a slight sprain of the MCL in his right knee. Celek is coming off hip surgery, and the latest injury happened just a few snaps into his first practice of the season. Is it time to bring someone in?

“Howie and I are looking at that,” said Andy Reid. “We have a couple of fullbacks that can fill in in that role in the meantime. We just have to weigh that out whether we bring somebody else in. If you bring somebody else in and they haven’t been in a camp, then they’ve got to take the three-day buildup period. So really it’s not going to help you tomorrow…Brent could be back in the next couple days, it could be a week, but it could be in the next couple days, so we just play it by ear.”

Asked if Jeremy Shockey is a possibility to come in, Reid responded “Not right now, no.”

But if it is determined that Celek’s absence may go on for a bit, then it looks like the Eagles will act — whether it be on Shockey or otherwise.