Quarterback Kevin Kolb joined his Philadelphia Eagles teammates in informal workouts Thursday for the first time during the lockout. Whether they'll be his teammates once the lockout ends still is up in the air.
Kolb, who has requested a trade from the Eagles so he can be a starter next season, told reporters that coach Andy Reid told him in a text message: "I'll do what's best for you" once the lockout ends.
Reid said earlier this month that the Eagles didn't have any serious talks with other teams regarding Kolb before the lockout.
"You have an idea of who's interested in quarterbacks, but you couldn't do any deals then. You never got to that point where it's real serious; it was too far in advance," Reid said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "And you can't talk at all now. So, if he ends up going somewhere, more power to him, he deserves that opportunity. But I also like him here."
Kolb said it's been "pretty tough" dealing with his uncertain future but that he has "voiced my opinion. There's nothing else I can do."
He began last season as the Eagles' starter but left the first game with a concussion and ending up losing the No. 1 job to Michael Vick, who enjoyed a career resurgence in 2010.
Kolb, taken by the Eagles in the second round of the 2007 draft, said becoming a starting quarterback again remains his goal.
"It's a big deal to me," he said. "That's the next step for me. That's what I look forward to doing."
He told reporters that he's keeping a positive attitude and will be ready whether he ends up being traded or remains in Philadelphia this fall.
"Whatever happens, I'll be ready to roll," he said.