Another day, another injury update. Here’s everything you need to know from a rather topsy-turvy day down at the NovaCare Complex, which is playing host to Eagles Training Camp.
A familiar face returns
According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are set to bring back cornerback Trevor Williams. The former Charger joined the Eagles right at the first breath of the offseason and who garnered some high hopes from myself. Injuries had haunted his career up to this point, but when he was on, Williams was an excellent compliment to Casey Howard.
Williams was cut before even having a chance to strut his stuff at camp, which was really confusing. With Sidney Jones missing 5 consecutive practices, on
Another former Eagle could be set to return too. T.Y McGill, who has played on eight teams since entering the league, notching 37 games in that time, is reportedly heading to Philadelphia to sign a deal.
With Hargrave still working his way back and Anthony Rush out with illness, this is a depth move that makes sense to tide the Eagles through camp.
Andre Dillard was confirmed to be day-to-day, which is a huge relief after he took an early exit from practice yesterday. Robert Davis wasn’t as lucky and is listed as week-to-week, which really hurt his chances of sneaking onto the practice squad once more.
Genard Avery was the player who had to leave practice early today with a potential injury scare. The defensive end was acquired via trade at the deadline last year and this offseason was thought to be pivotal for his development. Hopefully he’s back in action soon.
A bad day to be a quarterback
Minor quibble: The quarterbacks must still be in a food coma after a Sunday Roast. That’s my official analysis.
Not a great day to be a signal-caller under Doug Pederson. Again, Camp is very contextual, but the defense definitely appears to be having a much better time of it right now.
Linebackers are thriving
Talking of which, one position group I didn’t think would thrive at all this Summer is beginning to prove me wrong. The linebackers from top to bottom (of a very minimal depth chart) continue to make plays day in and day out.
If they can continue this run of form into the regular season then perhaps Roseman will be able to say ‘I told you not to worry’ after all.
Doug Pederson opted to change up the pace today, going from a padded practice to a non-contact one during the heart of the day.
He said what?
Anyway, this is probably a good thing. Pederson is keeping the wellbeing of his players in mind and reducing thudding periods in order to reduce the risk of soft-tissue injuries. Several Eagles players are already banged up, as are many around the NFL after going from 0-1000 this offseason. Pederson continues to be forward-thinking and that’s very noteworthy.
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