Sunday is arrival day for the Eagles' rookies and selected veterans, and one of the first players to check in on campus was the first player drafted by the Eagles back in April. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox arrived early at the Lehigh campus, bags and supplies in tow, for his first Training Camp.
"It feels like the first day of college, going back into dorms," Cox said with a smile. "Vinny (Curry) was like, 'Hey man, you have to bring your own fan and pillow.'"
After his first night of sleep at Lehigh, Cox will take part in his first Training Camp practice Monday morning, followed by Monday afternoon's full practice - the first time Cox will don the full pads since Mississippi State's bowl game last New Year's Eve.
"I'm excited to get back on the field and put pads on," Cox said. "I haven't put the pads on in almost seven months, so it's going to feel different ... I just have to get back used to tackling and doing what I'm doing."
Cox said he's been working out almost every day over the last month to prepare for an Eagles Training Camp that he's been told is among the toughest in the league.
"I'm expecting the unexpected," he said. "A lot of guys talk about it, I just have to wait and see what happens.
"My expectation is to go in every day and get better, listen to the coaching and take advice from the older guys and just go out and play football."
Starting Monday, Cox will have all the football he can handle.
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