Thursday, September 10, 2009
Runyan says he is ready to play
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Jon Runyan told me his workout with the Eagles went "really well" this morning. Runyan, who underwent microfracture surgery on his knee in the offseason, said his knee has felt great during workouts with the Chiefs and Eagles this week.
"This is the best my knee has felt since last November," Runyan said. "I don't think it will be a problem."
With today's news that right tackle Shawn Andrews (back) missed practice, Runyan could be joining the Eagles sooner rather than later. I'm sure the Eagles would like to wait until after the season opener to sign Runyan so they would not have to guarantee his salary as a vested veteran. If Andrews can't play Sunday, Winston Justice would be the likely starter.
Timing is critical because three AFC teams, including the Chiefs, have shown a strong interest in him. Runyan is scheduled to fly to Buffalo tonight and work out for the Bills in the morning. The Bills just released their starting left tackle and are faced with the prospect of starting a second-year player who didn't play a down last season.