Good morning, Eagles fans! Happy Wentzday! There will be no practice today as the team participates in their final walkthrough before taking on the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow at Lincoln Financial Field. The third preseason game will begin at 7:30 p.m., but catch all the action leading up to it with the Kickoff Show presented by Axalta at 7 p.m. In this edition of Morning Roundup presented by Microsoft, we will recap the two days of joint practices between the Eagles and the Ravens at the NovaCare Complex. Let’s get started!
Practice with Ravens provides new intensity, perspective
The Baltimore Ravens provided a welcomed relief from the Eagles-on-Eagles Training Camp we’ve seen the last three weeks. Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro caught up with five Eagles coming off the field about the practice experience as well as general updates. Check out the full piece here.
“It felt good to be out there to get a little more work than the day before,” Josh McCown said. “I’m just trying to grow, become more comfortable with things. It’s getting there in terms of understanding the offense. It’s kind of like learning Spanish and you just hear words and then you have that moment of understanding what those words mean and you go, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ I hear people talking the offense and I understand what people are saying now. I’m getting there. Press Taylor (quarterbacks coach) is doing an unbelievable job of meeting with me and getting me up to speed so I’m just working at it.”
Practice Notes: Who shined in the first joint practice against the Ravens?
The Eagles battled birds of a different feather Monday as the Baltimore Ravens were on the fields at the NovaCare Complex. Fran Duffy, Ben Fennell, and Chris McPherson braved the 95-degree temperatures to bring you a recap of what happened at practice. Check out all the stories from the two-hour practice including heartwarming reunions and intense action on the turf.
“Joint practices begin with 11-on-11 run periods in the high heat – these coaches were not easing into it! It was great to see the competitiveness from these two teams in the opening session, as each squad (Eagles offense vs. Ravens defense) exchanged wins. Highlights for the Eagles included a nice run off left tackle for Corey Clement and a nice gain for Jordan Howard to the same side. Ravens safety Earl Thomas gave him a nice thump at the end of that run to help set the tone for what the practice would be on both sides.” – Fran Duffy
Lawlor: Roster puzzle starting to come together
With the third preseason game rapidly approaching, Tommy Lawlor discusses the major takeaways from last Thursday’s matchup against the Jaguars. For the full story including the quarterback situation and the formulation of the 53-man roster, click here.
“Rookie running back Miles Sanders showed the world what he can do. There has been a real buzz about him coming out of Training Camp. You saw that talent in Jacksonville. Sanders showed good vision and the ability to make quick cuts. He had good burst and ran hard. Sanders broke tackles rather than going down on first contact. I think he's going to be a big boost to the offense.”
QB Carson Wentz: 'I am ready for Week 1'
Quarterback Carson Wentz spoke with the media on Tuesday before practice about how he has progressed over the spring and summer. Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro breaks down what has elevated Wentz’s play and why he is prepared for the regular season. Check out the full story here.
“Looking at what we have for me, distributing the ball quick. Get it in the playmakers’ hands and let them make plays, trusting what I see,” said Wentz, now snapping his fingers quickly, “making quick reaction, quick decisions. So far, so good with that.”
Practice Notes: Who won the rematch?
Boyz II Men's hit song End of the Road is apropos for this Tuesday. Below is the final series of Practice Notes for 2019 Training Camp. Fran Duffy, Ben Fennell, and Chris McPherson take you inside the second joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens with 16 key observations.