<a href="http:/

/www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/Story.asp?STORY_ID=17167″>According  to philadelphiaeagles.com, right guard Shawn Andrews had a check-up today for his back, which underwent surgery early in the season.

Coach Andy Reid said this:

“We'll see what the doctor says,” Reid said. “If he OK's it, then we would allow him to get back out and start practicing. He's been doing a lot of cardio work, so that part of being in shape won't be a problem. The actual football shape, we'd have to let him kind of start off slow and get back in the swing of it.”

Andrews, because of the bad back, has played in just two games this season in weeks one and two. Without him, the Eagles' running game has fallen to 22nd in the league, prompting Reid and his offensive coaches to go away from it, giving the offense a very unbalanced attack.

If Philadelphia could somehow get him back in time for the game against the Giants in New York not only would Andrews possibly give a small boost to the running game, a sight that would be received very well with the Eagles, but he'd also help against the fierce blitzing of the Giants' great defense.

It all depends on how much he practices and if he's in shape, though. We'll see what happens; if he can play and provide an upgrade over his replacement, Nick Cole, the Eagles' offense could be much better.