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Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes | August 6, 2022

Keric Wheatfall
Keric Wheatfall

Head Coach Nick Sirianni is known for throwing his support behind players by wearing T-shirts honoring them. Saturday was no different as he sported a Quez Watkins Kelly Green top, but he paid homage to one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a hat paying tribute to Dick Vermeil. The Eagles practiced for around 90 minutes in full pads.

Here are eight observations from the NovaCare Complex:

1. On a cooler-than-normal morning in South Philadelphia, I spent the individual periods mostly watching the offensive line, where Lane Johnson and Isaac Seumalo worked together on combo blocks. These guys have only played next to each other on the offensive line for one snap in their entire careers together, which is kind of crazy to think about considering how long they've been here, but it's mornings like these that will be so important in the season. The angles, technique, and timing will all be worked on in the lead-up to the season with these two. – Ben Fennell

2. In the first team period, the squad split up into separate groups on two fields. I had my eyes on the first- and second-team groups. There were a lot of interesting defensive rotations and personnel groupings in this period; the versatility of the defensive line is going to be a really important tool for the coaches this fall. Offensively, Jason Kelce had an outstanding block against T.J. Edwards on a perimeter screen. That was a "wow" athletic play from the veteran center. Late in the drill, Darius Slay got his paw on a football intended for A.J. Brown down the right sideline, forcing an incompletion. – Ben

3. While Ben was watching the starters, I watched the backups work in the middle of the field. A well-designed screen pass helped rookie Kennedy Brooks break free in the open field with Cam Jurgens out in front as a blocker. To close the period, quarterback Reid Sinnett finished with three impressive completions. One came on a scramble drill to Keric Wheatfall deep downfield in the end zone. Another came on a beautiful laser threading the needle to Lance Lenoir. The third came on a nice touch throw to receiver Devon Allen, who made one of his best plays of camp with a leaping reception in the end zone for a touchdown. – Fran Duffy

4. In the next team period, Jalen Hurts had a couple of really good completions that came in the middle of the field. This was not an area that Hurts attacked often last year, so it was great to see a pair of impressive throws in this drill. First, Hurts roped a pass down the seam to Dallas Goedert for a big gain. Shortly after, he hit Brown on a quick slant, something that was a staple of the receiver's workload in Tennessee. – Ben

5. A couple of second-year defensive linemen flashed in this team session as well. Milton Williams did a great job of sniffing out a screen in the direction of Kenneth Gainwell, while Tarron Jackson knifed into the backfield for a would-be sack of quarterback Gardner Minshew. The talent and overall depth of this defensive line is impressive. – Fran

6. Staying with the defensive line, they took on the offense in one-on-one drills in the next period. Lane Johnson kicked things off with a strong rep against Haason Reddick, but after that, this drill belonged largely to the defense. Fletcher Cox had an outstanding "hump" move (the Reggie White special) to get a win on his rep. Josh Sweat had an impressive bull rush. Jordan Davis had a "wow" rep with his quickness off the ball. Milton Williams had some really good flashes as well. – Ben

7. In that one-on-one drill, the two offensive linemen that stood out most to me were Cam Jurgens and Cameron Tom. Jurgens once again showed that he's stronger than most people give him credit for, holding his ground well in pass protection. Tom, who was added this offseason, has gotten reps all across the line and has had flashes every day. In this drill, he showed off impressive quickness and showed good feet on the inside at guard. – Fran

8. On the first rep of the next team drill, Lane Johnson scraped up to the second level after a double team and completely erased the linebacker. This is something Lane is so, so good at, and it's a big part of why the Eagles have been able to crack off explosive plays in the run game. – Ben

The Eagles return to the practice field Sunday evening for the Public Practice at Lincoln Financial Field starting at 7 PM. Tickets are still available!


Did Not Practice

TE Grant Calcaterra – Hamstring

T Andre Dillard – Concussion

T Jordan Mailata – Concussion

RB Boston Scott – Concussion

WR DeVonta Smith – Groin

WR Greg Ward – Toe


CB Mac McCain – Knee

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