Upcoming Schedule ...
Tuesday's practice times - 8:45 am, 3:30 pm
Birds Flock Back To The Nest ...
Former Eagles WR Todd Pinkston and DE Brandon Whiting have re-joined the Eagles, this time as training camp coaching interns.
Whiting, originally drafted by the Eagles in 1998, spent the first six seasons of his professional career in Philadelphia from 1998-2003. As an Eagle, Whiting played in 88 games (59 starts) and posted 255 tackles, 16.5 sacks, one interception, six forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.
"It's great. I missed it. I missed the organization," said Whiting about being back with the Eagles. "I'm just helping out with the D-line, getting back in there where I was. It's a little bit easier for me because we are running a lot of the same stuff that I ran when I was here, so I'm picking it up pretty quick. I'm just trying to help out and learn as much as I can."
Also joining Pinkston and Whiting as training camp coaching interns are former Steelers DB Carnell Lake and LB Greg Lloyd.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow ...
WR Kevin Curtis arrived at training camp with a new hairdo.
"I just got sick of it one day and I grabbed some clippers and went to work on it. It took about 30 minutes. But it feels good now," said Curtis.
Rookie LB Moise Fokou grew up playing soccer in Cameroon but made the switch to football after playing pickup games with his neighbors and falling in love with the physicality of the game.
"I started out with soccer because they have a very good soccer team in Cameroon. I had some friends in my neighborhood who said, 'Moise, you've got to come out and play football with us.' I was always a physical kid, always running and getting into trouble, and then I found a way to hit someone and get away with it. I found a love for the game, liked the physical aspect of it, and from then, it just took off."
Random Facts of the Day ...
65 credentialed media members attended Monday morning's practice session, nearly double the amount of players participating, which was 33 ... McNabb was excused from the afternoon practice for personal reasons. He is expected to return for Tuesday morning's practice.
Eagles Flight Night!
Fans who are unable to purchase tickets to a game this season can still see the entire 2009 team at Lincoln Financial Field at the inaugural Eagles Flight Night!
This fun, family-friendly football experience held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., will give fans an opportunity to see the team in a full-pads, mic'd practice with the pageantry of a game day.
Tickets start at only $10 for children and $20 for adults. Click here to purchase tickets.
Eagles Flight Night! will feature amazing giveaways, including autographed, practice-worn jerseys straight from players like Donovan McNabb, as well as a spectacular fireworks show following the practice.
Replacing the Eagles Annual Carnival & Auction, all of the funds raised through Eagles Flight Night! will benefit the Eagles Youth Partnership.