Happy Wentzday! Here's what you need to know to get the day started.
1. The Veterans Report Today
Wednesday marks the final practice for the rookies (the selected veterans who reported early are off this morning). Offensive coordinator Frank Reich meets the media following practice at around 10:40 a.m. which we will broadcast live here and on the Eagles Mobile App. The rest of the squad arrives in town today for meetings ahead of Thursday's first full-team practice, so the players want to look their best both on and off the field.
2. Come Watch The First Padded Practice Saturday
Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp kicks off with the first FREE Open Practice of the summer: Military Appreciation Day presented by Dietz & Watson.
As part of our Military Appreciation Day festivities, two kiosks on HeadHouse Plaza will be offering all active and retired military members a voucher for a free hot dog and nonalcoholic beverage. To receive your voucher, you must present a valid military ID at the kiosks, and then redeem your voucher at any point of sale concession stand in the main concourse. Vouchers will be limited to one per valid ID. In addition, a 25% discount will be offered to active and retired military members at all Eagles Pro Shop locations inside of Lincoln Financial Field (valid military ID required).
Open practice includes complimentary parking and an opportunity for all fans to go on the field after practice. Click here for more details.
Take a closer look at Day 2 of Eagles Camp at the NovaCare Complex...
3. The MMQB Ranks The 400 Best NFL Players
Andy Benoit offered scouting reports on who he thinks are the top 400 players in the NFL. Here's who made the list from the Eagles.
|The MMQB's Top 400|
4. Jim Schwartz Might Be Higher On Tim Jernigan Than Benoit
Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was discussing the additions to the pass rush that the Eagles made in the offseason when he made sure to point out the "important acquisition" of one defensive tackle Tim Jernigan.
"I think that will affect our pass rush as much as bringing a first-round draft pick or veteran player into the mix," Schwartz said.
"Last year when Fletch (Fletcher Cox) had such a good start, that first month, teams adjusted. They started taking him away, and we didn't win enough one-on-ones away from him because that other tackle got the one on ones. Well, that happened in OTAs, and Timmy's able to get good pressure."
5. Carson Wentz's New Perspective In 2017
Dave Spadaro's latest On the Inside column looks at Carson Wentz's mindset entering his sophomore season.
The second time around, as Carson Wentz is learning, means a great deal. The Eagles' quarterback is the Eagles' starting quarterback in his second NFL season, and nobody disputes that. So everything is different for The Franchise, as he acknowledged on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex.
"For me mentally, the way I approach it, it's not so much of a whirlwind," Wentz said. "This summer, I was like chomping at the bit to get back here. Last summer, I was just trying to breathe. It was such a whirlwind offseason. Mentally, I'm in a way better place. I come in and I know what to expect. I know the routine and so for me mentally it's been a lot better for me, for sure."
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