Wide receiver Riley Cooper got to tell his side of the dustup that took place during the 7-on-7 drills Saturday morning. Now, cornerback Ellis Hobbs explains what happened.
"I thought I was legit and fair holding him up. Young guy, I don't know if he knows all of the rules yet. I get five yards. I have to punish you within five yards. I'll do my best to let you go, but I'm not going to just accept any cheap shots. After that, he took his helmet off, so I took mine off to be fair, but it is what it is," Hobbs said. "It's hot out here. You get annoyed, it's going to happen. Move on."
Hobbs is a key piece of this 2010 Eagles team. Acquired during a draft-day trade in 2009, Hobbs ended last season on the Injured Reserve list after suffering a neck injury. After Sheldon Brown was traded in the offseason, Hobbs was inserted as the starting right cornerback opposite Asante Samuel. Hobbs was limited in the OTAs as coaches monitored his recovery. However, mixing it up with Cooper should prove that Hobbs' neck is just fine.
"When he checked me with his long arm, my neck snapped back, so I think my neck is intact," Hobbs said.
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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:35 p.m., July 31