The Eagles, who could lose both of their long-time starting offensive tackles in free agency, prepared for that likelihood on Friday, reaching a contract agreement with former Bengals right tackle Stacy Andrews.
It has been 71 weeks since David Pollack last appeared in an NFL game. It will likely be only two weeks more now until the Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker and 2005 first-round draft choice finds out if he will ever play again.
A recurring hamstring problem that forced him to the sideline for three games earlier this season will keep Cincinnati Bengals starting tailback Rudi Johnson out of action again for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
The St. Louis Rams, who have won three of the last four games following a disastrous 0-8 beginning to their season, are likely to have quarterback Marc Bulger back in the starting lineup this week when they play at Cincinnati.