Camp Notes: Cary Williams Gets Benched

Both sides were asked to play nice. Cary Williams either didn’t get the message, or didn’t listen to it.

Not long into the scrimmage portion of the Eagles-Patriots practice, Williams got into it with receiver Aaron Dobson, grabbing the rookie by the facemask. Kelly sent him to the sidelines, and he stayed there for the remainder of practice.

“Yeah, we both talked [he and Bill Belichick].  Someone got in extra curriculars they were going to be done for the day,” said Kelly. “It was one way we made sure that didn’t continue.  So I don’t know exactly name-wise who it was for them, but he sat and our guys sat.  That was one thing we agreed upon.  We didn’t want this to turn into a wrestling match.  Both of our squads knew before it happened.  If you’re going to get in a skirmish, you’re going to sit.”

Kelly is not big on practice dust-ups to begin with. He preaches discipline, believing that if you respond during practice in that way, you’ll do it in the games as well and cost your team.

There were no other skirmishes during practice.

 Injuries

Arrelious Benn suffered a torn ACL. Story is up on Birds 24/7.

 Connor Barwin was ill Tuesday and did not practice. Jason Peters (hamstring), Dennis Kelly (back), Antonio Dixon (hammy) and Ed Wang (knee) did not practice. LeSean McCoy, who missed Monday’s practice with a minor knee injury, worked mostly off to the side.  Damaris Johnson left early with a hamstring injury. Felix Jones also suffered a hamstring injury.

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  • Kushan Patel

    I had optimism for Benn, but I’m starting to think he’s not going to pan out..

    • Adam Banks

      Tore his acl apparently so I think we can safely say you’re right unfortunately

  • Damien

    There again today.

    QB: Vick looked about equal to Foles, but had some missteps. Foles probably won the day. Barkley still struggling. Funny note of the day: Kinne was on KR coverage and got absolutely clobbered by a Pats defender…

    RB: No Shady, Polk looked great, Bryce was good all day, Felix was bad.

    WR: Desean looks unstoppable, Damaris had another great day, Cooper stole the show really with 3 TDs in 11v11s, Momah still struggling, Shepard and Benn both average.

    TE: Ertz looked pretty good, Casey is solid all around, and Celek didn’t have any drops today I think, was ok.

    OL: No Peters, Mathis looked good, Kelce struggled a bit with the Pats huge NTs, but looked fine, Herremans looked solid, Lane had some great plays and some bad ones, Bam Bam still struggling a little, Menkin and Reynolds both look solid fundamentally, Tobin had another solid day, Barbre looked very good.

    DL: Geathers and Thorton look great again, Cox looks to breakout, Sopoaga was quiet, Logan was alright, Curry was quiet.

    LB: Ryans and Kendrichs had another great day, Cole looked good in coverage and of course rushing, Graham was up and down in coverage, Barwin looked great, Knott and Cheney weren’t too shabby either.

    CB: Boykin and Marsh looked good, Fletcher struggled a little, but overall fine, Lindley had a nice pass break up, Hughes struggled a lot, Carey Williams left midway after a fight with Aaron Dobson.

    S: Chung had a good day, Allen looked fine, Wolff was fairly quiet but had some nice breaks on the ball, Anderson had a solid outing again, Coleman looks AWFUL, Phillips was up and down.

    • eaglesfan

      ” Barwin looked great..”

      “Connor Barwin was ill Tuesday and did not practice..”
      Not sure I am getting it right….

      • Damien

        Wow… Meant Hunt…

  • sconces

    Way it go sconces, FYI Riley Cooper was wearing green and white so you got after the wrong cat, jack.

  • Justin

    Am I the only one who isn’t surprised it was Cary Williams?

  • Adam

    Great comment from Jamaal Jackson on twitter Re: Cary Williams fight. He said that getting in a fight the first drill so you get kicked out for the day is a classic vet move to get the day off. Not sure if that’s true but I thought it was pretty funny.

  • tdilla

    great post, thanks for sharing

  • Adam

    Just to add to this great summary, Watkins looked good in 1 on 1 drills, even stood up a few of the Patriots d-linemen.

  • A Roy

    Gave him a little extra time for shopping…

  • southy

    I don’t think Watkins’ issue has ever been physical. If he can lock onto someone then he’s a fine guard. His problems come in recognition, deciding who to block, dealing with extra rushers, stunts, etc.