I asked Rich Seubert if it is difficult to make the switch from center to guard, and he just growled at me. He got the joke, though. After all of the stories and questions about Seubert’s versatility of moving to center to replace Shaun O’Hara after spending most of his career at guard, now it looks like Seubert is going back home to his comfort position.
Yes, it appears that O’Hara is on track to return to the lineup this week. In fact, for the first time since Week 7 and only the fifth time this year, the Giants could have their “original five” offensive line on the field.
Hey man, we’re getting the band back together!
“It’s like riding a bike,” Seubert said of the lineup that also includes David Diehl, Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie. “We’ve been out there for many years, we’ve played against these guys (the Eagles) for a few years now together. We all have to be out there ready to go.”
The Giants appear to have Shawn Andrews back in position to play as well. He’s missed the last month with back problems, but appears to be ready to pitch in against his former team. He’ll likely be limited and go back to playing that tackle-eligible role to reduce the number of snaps he’ll have to take – as well as the strain on his back – but he said whatever the team needs him to do he’s willing to do.
"Hopefully they’ll be playing," offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said. "I haven’t heard an official pronouncement yet, but it’ll be good to get him back. I’m sure (O'Hara) will be rusty like all of us would be under those circumstances, but just his experience, his knowledge and the fact is that he’s an outstanding football player. If that does materialize, it certainly would be a benefit to us."
Both Andrews and O'Hara were listed as limited in today's practice. Snee (hip) was also limited.
“The more the merrier,” Seubert said. “We said guys would be back and they’re coming back.”