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Eagles Roundup: August 3

UPDATE ON DT PATTERSON

The Eagles got a scare during the morning practice when defensive tackle Mike Patterson dropped to the ground and suffered a seizure for approximately four minutes, losing consciousness and biting his tongue.

Credit goes to head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, his assistant Chris Peduzzi and Emergency Room doctor Jeremy Ng for helping to stabilize Patterson until paramedics arrived to transport Patterson to Lehigh Vallye Hospital. Fortunately, Patterson in fully stable, asymptomatic and in good spirits. He texted his teammates that he was ready to get back to work, but there is no timetable for his return.

"He's very stable," said head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, who updated the media following the afternoon practice. "He's very asymptomatic right now. He wants to come back to training camp, but he is over there being observed. But that's pretty normal for somebody who has a seizure."

The Eagles will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and will provide an update on Thursday to the media.

WATKINS STEPS INTO STARTING ROLE

It didn't take long for the No. 1 draft pick to make his presence known. Danny Watkins participated in his first practice as an Eagle, working right in with the first-team offense at right guard.

"It's different. It's a bit of a learning curve, for sure,"said Watkins.

The impressive rookie has more thoughts on his day one.

DEFENSIVE BACKS IN STUDIO

With quarterbacks and defensive backs signing autographs after practice, we had a chance to catch up with Nate Allen and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the studio.

ANOTHER DAY, MORE ROSTER MOVES

The Eagles made a few roster moves in the evening, adding to a defensive tackle group that became a bit depleted over the past few days. Added to the team are defensive linemen and Anthony Hargrove, who both have starting experience.

A couple of rookie receivers were also added to the mix: Cordario Calvin, out of Belhaven University, and Oklahoma's Brandon Caleb. In order to make room for the new additions, the Eagles parted ways with tight end John Nalbone and linebacker Terence Thomas.

MACLIN ON THE MEND

Head coach Andy Reid updated the condition of wide receiver , who has reported to camp but is not yet cleared to practice. Maclin spent the morning working on his conditioning with the players on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

BROWN: HERE TO HELP THE EAGLES

On Tuesday the Eagles added veteran Ronnie Brown to the team and the former Pro Bowl running back met the media on Wednesday to explain his decision to join this talented Eagles team.

Said Brown: "It's not so much the financial standpoint, it was more about winning and putting myself in a good situation."

NEW OT HARRIS HAS AN OPPORTUNITY

The Eagles signed offensive tackle Ryan Harris on Tuesday. He was at Lehigh on Wednesday and he is looking forward to his chance to earn playing time on the right side of the line of scrimmage.

"I'm here to enjoy the challenge and join a good football team," said Harris.

THURSDAY: LURIE MEETS THE MEDIA

It promises to be a fun and busy day again at Lehigh on Thursday. Among the highlights is the annual State of the Team address from Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie. We are live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com with Training Camp Live! at Noon.

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