Anderson returns to game field

It appears Butte native Colt Anderson will play Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles play host to the Baltimore Ravens.

Eagles’ coach Andy Reid was quoted as saying Colt is good to go in a story on the team’s website.

Anderson suffered a season-ending ACL tear in his knee last year. He underwent surgery in December.

“Colt’s ready to play,” said Reid. “He’s there. He’s done everything that he can do to get himself ready to play in a game. He’s gone through practice. He practiced fast. He didn’t have any setbacks, no swelling, soreness, any of that. The knee felt tight. Now he has an opportunity to possibly get in the game and contribute. That’s what he wants and that’s what we want.”

“Sims, we liked what we saw on tape, we liked what we saw last week in practice, it was just a matter of him picking up some of the verbage that we use and technique that we use. He’ll continue to do that this week. We obviously felt some comfort there to make the move that we made.”

Eagles special teams coordinator Bobby April is excited about the return of the Pro Bowl-nominated Anderson, a former Butte High and University of Montana star.

“Well, first of all, getting him back is a success story because the trainers and himself had to work a long time to get this achievement done and he is ready to come back and play. That was a long process and (head athletic trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and his staff and Colt put in a lot of work to get that done. That’s a great reward for the work. Then, the production that he has, we haven’t had anybody in the three years I’ve been here that has been as productive as he has. (linebacker )Akeem Jordanhad a four tackle game the other day, but Colt is, as far as big plays go, that type of thing, having that kind of production is invaluable.”