Eagles remove Herremans, Jackson from PUP list

The Philadelphia Eagles got a boost for their offensive line today when guard Todd Herremans and center Jamaal Jackson were activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing them for a return to the practice field.

Herremans is back from a foot injury that has plagued him for the better part of a year and Jackson is making a swift recovery from a torn ACL that happened in December and put his availability for the beginning of this season in question. Signs appear to be pointing up, though.

Neither player participated in contact drills, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, but they will be quickly worked into the mix in the coming days.

“I'm still optimistic about it. But I have to check with Dr. (James) Andrews and (trainer) Rick (Burkhalter) and those guys and develop a plan,” Jackson said. “We implemented some today and we'll add a little bit more tomorrow. It's been a grind.”

Herremans said he plans to play in at least one preseason game and be ready for the season opener. The line was a real issue for the Eagles last season and they need to keep it steady in front of starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.

To make room for the moves, punter Ken Parrish was released.

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