Camp Notes: Peters ‘Suiting Up’ Against Jags
Jason Peters practiced in full Saturday after missed the previous two preseason games with a hamstring injury. He declared himself ready to go for the Jaguars game.
“Yeah I’m suiting up this week,” said Peters. “I’m going to go out there and get myself some good work against Jacksonville and get ready for Washington.”
Peters first hurt the hamstring on July 31 in practice. He returned on August 4 but was forced to leave early after aggravating the injury, and has been limited since. Allen Barbre has been working at left tackle in his place.
“Even though guys have been doing a great job of holding it down over there, J.P. is a different animal,” said Michael Vick.
Jon Dorenbos (concussion) returned to practice Saturday.
Curtis Marsh (broken hand), Felix Jones (oblique), Danny Watkins (concusion), Emil Igwenagu (concussion), Dennis Kelly (back) , Kenny Phillips (quad) and Casey Matthews (knee) sat out.
Some other thoughts and observations:
* Mychal Kendricks carried over his strong performance in Thursday’s game onto the practice field. And it came at Matt Barkley‘s expense. The rookie QB was looking for James Casey along the right side during 2-on-3s, but Kendricks jumped the route and came up with the interception.
*Brandon Boykin nearly came up with an interception against Carolina but allowed a Cam Newton pass to go through his hands. He came down with the ball on Saturday, snatching a Foles pass that was intended for Riley Cooper down the left side.
* New receiver Jeff Maehl provided one of the day’s highlights, making a pretty catch in the corner of the end zone on a long toss from Dennis Dixon with Eddie Whitley in coverage.
* Earl Wolff ran with the first team opposite Nate Allen. Patrick Chung was practicing but appeared to sit the majority of team drills out, which may explain Wolff’s bump up.
* Jordan Poyer, who has been having a quiet camp, made a little noise by picking off Barkley during one-on-one drills. Not Barkley’s finest day.
* As the team was going through its stretching routine, Phillips was just a few yards away on the other side of the out-of-bounds line, doing what he could to participate. As they backpedaled he backpedaled, etc. But he could only do so much. A quad injury forced him to miss Thursday’s game against Carolina and he was unable to practice Saturday. Felix Jones, meanwhile, is sidelined with an oblique strain. These are two talented veterans with injury histories. It’s tough to make the team from the tub, as they say. They’ll need to find their way back onto the field sooner rather than later.
* There were 20,000 fans in attendance for Saturday’s practice at the Linc, according to the Eagles.
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