Reid: 'We'll see how he does tomorrow'

Updated: February 5, 2005, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As a precaution, Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens was held out of a 25-minute walk-through at Alltel Stadium on Saturday by coach Andy Reid.

"We'll see how he does tomorrow," Reid said.

Terrell Owens
Owens

Asked if Owens had any extra soreness, the coach said, "Not necessarily. No."

Owens has said he will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against New England even though his doctor refused to clear him following surgery to implant two screws and a plate in his right leg. However, Reid said Friday that he might not start.

Throughout the week, Owens practiced fewer than half the Eagles' plays.

Defensive end Jevon Kearse was fine, one day after missing practice with the flu.

"He's ready to go," Reid said.

Linebacker Mark Simoneau, coming off a foot injury, participated in the walk-through and moved well, according to a pool report.

Players wore sweats and shorts and no helmets while testing the Alltel field for the first time this week.

Temperatures were in the high 50s and sunny, a welcome change from the wind, cold and rain that lingered the past few days.

"The field was in good shape," Reid said. "No wet spots. It was fine."

Though there are team meetings Saturday night, the Eagles were allowed to have some family time, too.

Asked if he was doing anything special to help his players get a good night's sleep, Reid said, "No, they'll be all right. They are ready to play."


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