Good morning Eagles fans and happy Friday! Today is the players' day off. The team will be back bright and early Saturday at 9:15 a.m. for practice. Head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz will speak to the media post-practice. Both press conferences will be livestreamed here and on our social media platforms. In this edition of Morning Roundup presented by Microsoft, there is a lot to recap from the longest Training Camp practice!
1. The Summer of Sidney continues
In our Practice Notes, which feature 24 observations from what was the longest Training Camp practice to date at just under two-and-a-half hours, Fran Duffy highlighted a couple of plays from cornerback Sidney Jones:
"Sidney Jones continues his strong summer in the opening period, jumping a route on a Carson Wentz pass on the goal line for an interception. It was tough for me to see from my vantage point, but it appeared that the throw was intended for tight end Richard Rodgers.
"The team gathers inside the 20-yard line for another red zone period, and on the third play there goes Sidney Jones again. The third-year cornerback bats a pass down intended for Nelson Agholor, jumping the route along the goal line to force an incompletion."
2. Don't miss out on Sunday's public practice
Sunday is Military Appreciation Night presented by Dietz & Watson at Eagles Training Camp.
Tickets are on sale now for only $10, with all proceeds benefiting Eagles Autism Challenge. Fans interested in attending must purchase tickets. Parking for practice is free.
As part of Military Appreciation Night presented by Dietz & Watson, all active and retired military members will be able to receive a voucher for a FREE hot dog and soda, plus a 15% merchandise discount at Eagles Pro Shop locations. In addition, members of all military branches will be pre-selected to participate in special activities throughout the night, including pre-practice field access and a post-practice jersey exchange with players. Fans are encouraged to stick around after practice to enjoy a military flag football game presented by Dietz & Watson.
3. History takes new direction with revamped WR corps
With the addition of DeSean Jackson and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, it is no secret that this wide receiver group is dangerous. Carson Wentz has multiple options to target and the fans are excited for those explosive plays during the season. Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro takes a look at the historical perspective of how this position group developed its depth.
"All of a sudden, the Eagles have a tentative first unit of Jackson and Jeffery on the outside with Agholor coming out of the slot," Spadaro wrote. "Jackson can also slide inside and Agholor can play outside, creating some potential matchup advantages against certain defensive backfields. Arcega-Whiteside has shown up every day in Training Camp and has shown that this moment isn't too big for him."
4. Corey Clement isn't 'taking anything for granted'
The third-year running back is eager to get back on the field after a knee injury shortened his 2018 season. After participating in 7-on-7 drills for the first time in camp, Clement is getting closer to being full-go. This injury and recovery process have given him a new perspective on the game he loves. For the scoop on his newfound appreciation for the game of football and lining up with his brothers, check out the full story.
"Can't really take it for granted," Clement said. "Coach Pederson said it after practice, 'If you really think about the heat, feeling sorry for yourself, you're already putting yourself at a fault.' I'm just thinking about all these days, I have nothing really to complain about right now because I am happy. I'm back on my feet. I'm happy where I'm at in this position. Ready to get going."