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News And Notes: Play Of The Day

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

  • Sunday's practice times – 8:15 AM and 2:45 PM
  • Sunday's media availability following the morning practice: Jim Johnson
  • Sunday's autograph session – Wide Receivers

REID UPDATES SAMUEL ...

Head coach Andy Reid updated CB Asante Samuel's hamstring injury from the morning practice: "He felt better once he got inside. He'll probably have a MRI tomorrow. It was more positive after he left."

DAWKINS GIVES IT ALL ... ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The loudest ovation of the day came when FS Brian Dawkins batted down a pass in the one-on-one drills during the morning practice. Later, Dawkins also pleased Eagles fans by signing autographs for over an hour following the practice. "It's very satisfying. Fans plan this years in advance, financially, sometimes or a lot of times, to come out and have a good time out here," said Dawkins. "For me to be able to spend just a little time over there and sign some autographs and have a good time with them, it's a good thing…If this is my last ride, I want to make sure everybody is happy with the outcome of the season, whether it's signing autographs or holding up that trophy in the end."

LET THE HITTING BEGIN ...

Saturday marked the first practice with players in full pads with "live" hitting situations. One player, in specific, turned heads today with his thunderous hits. Rookie LB Joe Mays stands only 5-11, 245 pounds, but packs quite a punch when it comes to stuffing the run. Understandably, he was very excited to show his stuff in the morning practice. "It felt pretty good [to get out there and hit]," said Mays. "I'm anxious every day. I play for the Eagles. It's been a dream of mine and it's coming true, so it's a great day for me."

PLAY OF THE DAY ...

Quarterback Kevin Kolb threw a perfect 40-yard pass to wide receiver Greg Lewis for a touchdown in Saturday's morning practice.

TOTAL FAN ATTENDANCE: 8,966

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