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Friday Afternoon Practice Recap

The full roster of rookies and veterans alike hit the field Friday afternoon for the first time in a brief, but intense 10-10-10 session. Here were the news and notes of the session, as described on
"First player out onto the field for practice? That would be rookie OT Jeraill McCuller."

"And after a string of OL who have been here all week, the first vet out is ... RB and special teams ace Eldra Buckley"

"For those interested, S Antoine Harris wearing no. 41 and WR Jared Perry no. 85"

"Special teams drills ... one of the groups has the returners running over pads and coach Culley is using a boxing glove to KO ball"

"Asante w/ words of wisdom to LeSean while warming up: "That's how you stay young, work on your speed and explosion."

"ST group of return men: D. Jackson, Hobbs, Maclin, Harris Hall"

"Time for individual drills ..."

"1st team O: Kolb, McCoy, Weaver, Jackson, Maclin, Peters, Jean-Gilles, Cole, Andrews, Justice, Celek"

"3rd team D: Moncur rde, Robinson, Owens, Te'o, Chaney (will), Mays, Lawrence (sam), Pender, Lindley, Harris, Hamilton."

"2nd team O: Vick, Bell, Wright, R. Cooper, Avant, (l to r) Howard, Tupou, McGlynn, Reynolds, Dunlap, Ingram"

"Harbor and Baskett also working in with 2nd team"

"1st team D: Parker, Patterson, Bunkley, Cole, Fokou, Bradley, Sims, Samuel, Hobbs, Mikell Allen"

"Allen with a pick after high Kafka pass goes through Norowod's hands"

"And another INT for Allen after Asante batted pass to Norwood. Allen catches it and keeps 2 feet in just before falling out."

"2nd team D: Graham, Laws, Dixon, Tapp, Clayton (sam), Gaither, Jordan (will), Hanson lcb, Harris, Coleman Demps"

"Samuel bragging that he's 181 pounds of twisted steel. How did he get that way? "Hard work!""

"Now Patterson at lcb and Lindley at rcb ... and Te'o at lde"

"DeSean fields punt ... Throws it back to the longsnappers Dorenbos and Celek and hits them ... Dorenbos responds by punting back at DeSean"

"Restless Asante demands a rep returning punts. Culley calls him "not a natural" but gets the job done."

"Avant with a diving catch ona Vick pass to close out offensive session elicits big reaction from onwatching teammates."

"Vick completes bomb to in-stride Dobson Collins who beats Macho Harris down left sideline."

"Kolb throws a perfect pass down field to Jackson in stride, new S Harris a beat slow."

"Brandon Graham getting some first team LDE reps."

"Graham said that his agent Joel Segal promised he would be in camp by first full-team practice. He now weighs 278."

"Graham didn't want to miss time because he didn't want to feel like he was better than anybody else."

"Andy Reid decides to forgo conditioning test on first day."

"Spent some time with Ernie Sims post practice. Says he has "something to prove" to coaches, teammates and fans cant wait for pads tomorrow"

"Reid said that he thought about not doing it for past few years. Instead did test at end of OTAs. Everybody in great shape he says."

"Reid said DeSean wants to focus on football and not worry about contract. Jackson will remain primary punt returner."

"Reid said Max Jean-Gilles looks good enough for cover of Esquire Magazine."

"While Reid eliminated conditioning tests, he will no go easier on the contact. Pads go on tomorrow."

The Eagles will hit the field with pads on for the first time tomorrow morning at 8:15 a.m. Who are you most looking forward to seeing with the pads on?

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:59 p.m., July 30

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