Today's Attendance: 3,185
TE Eugene Bright, who is trying to make the transition from defensive end, has taken a page from a Hollywood script to improve his game over the last few days. After going through a practice in which he had a couple of dropped passes, Bright remembered the movie "The Program" and decided he would try to improve his game on the field while being off the field. "I figured I needed to do something besides try to catch before and after practice," said Bright. "So I went to the equipment guys and got a football. Everywhere I go, I'm tossing it to myself, guys are tossing it to me. You do that and you probably catch 250 extra passes a day and it's actually helped me out a lot."
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's informative investing show Mad Money, was on hand at the Eagles afternoon practice today. Cramer, a native of Wyndmoor, PA and a diehard Eagles fan, was surprised by a phone call from Coach Reid last April to celebrate "Mad Money's 1,000th episode.
LB Omar Gaither's vocal nature on the field stems from his days in elementary school. "I used to get in trouble all the time in school for talking. I would finish my work very quickly and get good grades, but then I would spend the rest of my time in class talking."
For the first time ever, one lucky Eagles fan will have the opportunity to be an Eagles sideline reporter on gameday! Eagles Television Network (ETN) is running a contest called, "Time's Yours" throughout the pre-season with the winner earning a spot as a part of ETN's on-air gameday crew. The winner will be awarded a spot as a reporter in the September 3rd game vs. the New York Jets reporting the 3rd and 4th quarter of the game from the sidelines.
Fans can enter the contest by uploading a one-minute long audition video on PhiladelphiaEagles.com demonstrating their best Eagles Sideline reporting skills. The contest is open to men and women ages 18 and older from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. For more information and to enter "Time's Yours" click here to enter.