There were a couple of big updates to the injury report today. Brandon Brooks returned to practice in a limited capacity after working through a hamstring injury, and starting guard Isaac Seuamlo saw his status bumped to day-to-day from week-to-week.
A lot of the players who are listed on the report still attended practice today. Thank you to those of you who sent me pictures of John Hightower. My day was well and truly made.
Another interesting tidbit is that both Hakeem Butler and Adrian Killins will be listed as wideouts. They were working from the position already and it’s obviously familiar to Butler, but it’s interesting to see nonetheless. Whether or not this will have any bearing on their hopes of making the roster remains to be seen.
Tyree Jackson makes an impact
One of this year’s summer standouts has been former Bills QB Tyree Jackson. At 6’7, the 23-year-old brings plenty of size to the table and made sure that Eagles fans saw what that can bring to the offense.
Flacco and Jackson have been striking a chord recently. Keep an eye on these two during next week’s preseason game as there could be plenty of balls being thrown in the direction of the big-bodied tight end.
Hell old friend
A lot has changed in the Eagles secondary this offseason. Anthony Harris has joined the ranks (and lay a hit-stick on Jordan Howard earlier today), and there’s a lot of hype surrounding K’Von Wallace. One man often forgotten about is Marcus Epps, but he made sure to stick out this evening.
If Rodney McLeod is unable to go by week one, then Epps will likely be the next-in-line to play alongside Harris. He showed flashes last year and if he can build on that, there may still be a lot of upside to tap into.
Coming off what many perceived to be his worst practice by quite some margin, this was a big one for Jalen Hurts. Stepping into a stadium filled with roaring Eagles fans could either be a blessing or a curse when struggling, but for the former Oklahoma QB, it was a blessing.
Hurts has been a bit sporadic this Summer, but the main thing is that his floor is rising. By showcasing his deep-throwing ability and some tight-window passes, he’s proving that he does have the potential to grow as a passer and iron out some of those early flaws. It’s encouraging.
It feels like forever ago that Jalen Reagor was having his ear bitten off by Nick Sirianni. Well, at least that’s what he’s playing like.
Reagor continued his resurgence in front of the Philadelphia faithful which should only boost his confidence further. It’s clear that tough-love is working wonders. It’s easy to look back at such a small sample size and be low on the TCU product, but there’s so much of this story left to be written.
Well, we may have found our real preseason prince already. Quez Watkins has been putting on a clinic over the past two weeks and that did not change when playing at the Linc.
Watkins could be pushing Greg Ward for the starting slot role at this point, but it all depends on how Sirianni views him and his skill-set. He’s proven on several occasions that he can hold his own outside. Preseason will go a long way in deciding what the near-term future holds for Watkins, but he’s making it hard to overlook him, that’s for sure.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Barring an absolutely shocking preseason, it looks as though Jordan Mailata has the starting LT role firmly within his grasp. It’s been a case of improving 1% each day, while Dillard has struggled to keep up, let alone gain momentum.
Josh Sweat and Derek Barnett have both reportedly had brilliant summers up to this point, so it’s not like Dillard is playing awfully. However, if your direct competition is handling each rep with a little more ease than you are, the writing is probably going to be on the wall at some point in the near future.
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott has had a bit of a wobbly summer, but he had a much better day at the office today, at least according to Jimmy Kempski’s new personal assistant, who even jotted out the locations the balls sailed through the uprights.
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Back to business and Elliott converted on all 6 attempts which should come as a huge relief with preseason right around the corner.
The Eagles will partake in a walkthrough tomorrow following the longest practice of camp so far.
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