The Eagles finished their Tuesday morning practice in pads in front of a raucous crowd with a lot of military personnel in attendance. As practice was winding down, the members of the armed forces in attendance began to line the practice field and were given a standing ovation by the crowd. Then, when practice concluded, the military men and women joined head coach Andy Reid and the rest of the Eagles to break the huddle with a boisterous "USA." The players then stuck around long after practice conversing with and signing autographs for the servicemen and women.
On the field, linebacker Stewart Bradley practiced in pads for the first since Saturday after missing a few practices with hamstring spasms and wide receiver Jordan Norwood practiced after sitting out a few days with a hamstring injury of his own. The team didn't go "live," but they did do a lot of full 11-on-11 thud drills, working a lot on the three-wide and nickel personnel.
"Stew Bradley is back out in pads for first time since Saturday. WR Norwood (hamstring) has also returned to practice."
"Full 11v11 thud drill, nickel D: Fokou at lde, sapp as rde."
"During 2 min. drill, G. Pope cuts inside Cooper and picks off Vick pass in 2s v. 2s"
"1O moved it down field vs. 1D earlier but stalled at the 8 yd line."
"Q. Demps ends 3O's TD bid with pick of Kafka at the goal line. Intended for Washington."
"After Maclin hauls in a Kolb pass over the middle w/ Patterson draped all over him, Maclin Patterson get into a little tussle."
"Mikell Avant follow that up by fake fighting to the crowd's delight."
"Military personnel lining the field to standing O from fans in attendance. Always one of the best moments of training camp."
"Military Day http://twitpic.com/2b9bga."
"Reid ... DeSean should be back in few days with low back strain."
"Other injuries, Andrews (shoulder strain), Dixon (concussion), Harris (hamstring), Bell (hamstring), Samuel (hamstring), Rucker (hamstring)."
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:28 a.m., August 3