The Eagles headed inside to the NovaCare Complex today due to rain for another Training Camp practice. Here’s everything you need to know from a Saturday in the team’s bubbly building.
Jason Peters stomps his feet
The biggest takeaway from today’s action was that Jason Peters is not a happy bunny. After Andre Dillard’s injury, it was assumed that Peters would naturally slide over to the left-hand side where he once made his paydirt. That won’t be the case unless he receives a new deal, it seems. For full analysis on this situation, check out my earlier article here!
Eagles Injury updates
The major updates today came in the way of Sidney Jones returning to drills with a sleeve on his leg. After missing a string of practices and losing significant leverage when it comes to vying for a roster spot, he has just over a week to change his stars.
Quez Watkins is day-to-day with an upper-boody injury while Dallas Goedert was given a planned maintenance day.
John Hightower also picked up a limp after a huge contested-catch but did return to finish practice.
With the Eagles unsure what to do with Jason Peters, Matt Pryor took first-team reps at left tackle. The TCU product played virtually everywhere during his time as a Horned-frog and it’s clear the team want to gauge everyone’s level before lumping funds on a new deal for JP.
Avonte Maddox and Darius Slay switched sides today, while Nate Gerry and Duke Riley were first-team nickel LB’s. We haven’t seen that switch before and we know Schwartz wants a ‘positionless’ secondary. It will be interesting to see if any other DB’s follow suit.
One Eagles RB Making a Killin
With just over a week until training camp ends, the running back battle is really picking up toward the back-end of the depth chart. Adrian Killins is one UDFA whose stock has been soaring this week and that continued today.
He caught a huge pass on a wheel-route that went for six, before beating Cre’Von LeBlanc on a draw play, exploding the vacant hole on a CB blitz. In a scrap with Michael Warren and Elijah Holyfileld, the speedy back believes he is the fastest man on the roster and is gaining significant round on the rest of the pack.
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