The Eagles took the field for their first training camp practice of the 2014 season today. Here’s what we saw. Read more »
Chip Kelly likes to say that the Eagles only have a seating chart, not a depth chart, this time of year.
Luckily, here at Birds 24/7, we don’t have to abide by the same rules. So now that we’ve seen all of the spring practices and have our eyes on the start of training camp (July 25), here’s our stab at what the offensive depth chart looks like (we’ll do the defense tomorrow). I tried to make this as useful as possible, so there are explanations below. Read more »
With the Eagles’ final spring practice in the books, now’s a good time to take stock of what we saw from the first-year players taken in last month’s draft. Here’s a player-by-player look: Read more »
Many of the offseason questions for the Eagles surround the wide receiver position, so we spent a good portion of Monday’s session with the assistant coaches at Bob Bicknell‘s table for his read on the state of the receivers. Here’s what we came away with:
Bicknell might be best known in Philadelphia for his flap with DeSean Jackson on the sidelines in Minnesota back in December. This led to speculation that the coach and player had a strained relationship — a theory that gained steam when Jackson was shown the door back in March. Not so, according to the receivers coach. Read more »
Marcus Smith was running with the third team on Thursday. Trent Cole and Connor Barwin were with the ones, Brandon Graham (lined up at right outside linebacker) ran with the twos opposite Bryan Braman, and Smith played left outside linebacker with the threes opposite Travis Long.
Similarly, cornerback Jaylen Watkins practiced with the third team during the practice session open to the media. Read more »
Josh Huff is anticipating a rather smooth learning curve in the coming months.
The Eagles’ third-round pick got a taste of what to expect during the team’s three-day rookie camp, and he sees a lot of similarities to the way things were run at Oregon.
“There’s some things that I know in the offense already,” Huff said. “Just getting things separated from the Oregon offense to the Philly offense. The play-calls are different. The hand signals are different. I have to reboot my whole system and get it in order, and that’s why each and every day I stay late, try to get things done here and then go home and study and test myself with Jordan Matthews.” Read more »
Here’s another roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. Read more »
A pair of NFL talent evaluators weighed in on the Eagles draft selections recently, and I thought their takes were worth passing along. Read more »