Are the rookies and selected veterans prepared for what awaits them beginning a week from today at training camp? Head coach Andy Reid tried to make sure that the players know what they are in for.
"They have been talked to by the coaches, and I always make sure that veterans get around and talk to them and give them a heads up on (it) if they didn't believe me," Reid told Geoff Mosher of the Wilmington News-Journal. "Then, they might believe the guy playing next to them that's been through it. Sometimes, that doesn't even go through."
Tight end Brent Celek, who enters his third training camp as an Eagle but first as the starter, has fond memories of his rookie training camp.
"It was real tough," Celek recalled. "You hit a lot, but the running - when you're a rookie, you've got to take so many reps, and the running would just kill me."
Mosher notes that there are a number of first-year Eagles who need to get acclimated to the program fast. Two of those players reside on the offensive line. Left tackle Jason Peters and right guard Stacy Andrews have to build chemistry with their new teammates so that there are no hiccups when the season opens Sept. 13 at Carolina.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:00 p.m., July 19