Sunday is not a day of rest for the Eagles who are back on the practice field for another training session today. Our live coverage begins at 11:15 AM as coordinator Bill Davis details the state of the defense. Following the training session, join us again as running back
1. Last Week Of Work For
Tackle Lane Johnson said that he will not be allowed at the NovaCare Complex starting a week from Monday due to his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. This week will be critical for Johnson to get as much work in as possible before missing the first month of the season.
"It's big. I was out there running behind LeSean (McCoy) to get in a little bit extra better shape," Johnson said. "This game (Thursday against the Jets) will be big, try to play hard this last game and try to execute well. That's the biggest thing heading into this week."
While away from the team, Johnson said that he's still allowed to have his iPad to watch meetings and practices. He plans to get together with guard
After Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers, head coach Chip Kelly said that the team is still trying “find out who the third running back is going to be." Running back Chris Polk, who entered Training Camp firmly entrenched in that spot, has missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury. Polk returned to training on Saturday.
"Obviously I missed a lot so I have to put my best foot forward and show (Kelly), like, I’m here. I’m the real deal," said Polk, who is unsure whether he will play against the Jets on Thursday.
"I can’t control (injuries), so I’m very optimistic. It could be a blessing in disguise. Maybe (the injury) gave me time to work on my shoulder and gave me time to work on other areas, whether it’s studying, getting stronger, faster, whatever. I’m definitely just taking positives out of everything. It just really slowed down and really put everything in perspective for me."
3. Henery Expects To Bounce Back
“I think I’m pretty mentally strong,” Henery said Saturday. “I feel like I’ve moved past those (misses), but in the end you also want to remember them so you know what you’re working on, what you need to improve on so when there’s a game situation like that, it doesn’t happen again.”
But Henery now faces perhaps the stiffest competition he’s ever faced for his spot on the Eagles. The Eagles acquired
“There’s always someone out there trying to steal your job,” Henery said. “It’s one of those things where you try to get better every day no matter who else is here or anything like that.”
4. Foles: Difference In Barkley Is "Night And Day"
"Matt looks great. He's done a great job through OTAs, through Training Camp and through the preseason," said Foles. "You can see a night-and-day difference. He looks a lot more comfortable. He knows where he's going with the ball and he delivers it with accuracy, with precision. You can see the confidence out there. He's a great leader. I'm excited to see him play."
5. Fantasy Football Players Be Warned
Fantasy football drafts are in full swing with the start of the regular season less than two weeks away. FantasyGuru.com's Joe Dolan joined us to discuss three players you want to avoid this year.
"You want to get off the bandwagon a year too early rather than a year too late," Dolan said.
One of the players is someone the Eagles have already played against in the preseason. One is a player whom the Eagles will see during the regular season.