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Final Week Of OTAs Underway

The second week of full-team Organized Team Activity kicked off Monday morning at the NovaCare Complex and the workout was much quieter than usual.

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Cornerback Asante Samuel, who is known for yapping during practice (see video), was not present and neither was wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Samuel will not be at the OTAs all week due to personal reasons. There was no reason for Jackson's absence, but again, these practices are voluntary. This final round of OTAs conclude on Thursday and the players are off until training camp in late July.

Jason Avant took Jackson's place with the first-team offense. Hank Baskett also worked in as well. With Ellis Hobbs not taking part in team drills, Joselio Hanson and Dimitri Patterson were the first-team cornerbacks.

There are also players who are not on the field, but it's because of injury. Center Jamaal Jackson (knee) and defensive end Victor Abiamiri, who said that he hopes to be ready for training camp after undergoing microfracture surgery earlier this off-season, are not on the field. No surprise there. Running back LeSean McCoy (ankle), guard Todd Herremans (foot), linebacker Stewart Bradley (calf) and guard Fenuki Tupou (chest) also were held out of today's workout.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson and Bo Wulf, 12:00 p.m., June 7

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