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Wednesday Morning Practice Recap

Tweet-cap from @EaglesInsider:

"Rookie WR Kevin Jurovich not practicing after picking up a knock during yesterday's 2nd practice." *Andy Reid later said that Jurovich was out with a quad contusion.

"Mr. Allen going through warm-ups w/ position coach Dick Jauron coach Zordich tossing him the ball. http://twitpic.com/29f8ue

"7v7: Lindley locked everyone down on that set of plays from the "1s" ... He's having an impressive camp so far."

"OL/DL 1 on 1s ... Tupou stands up Moncur ... Sapp swims right past Howard ... Te'o beats McCuller ... Shipley great recovery v. Owens"

"Howard bounces back v. Sapp ... Owens shows nice push up the middle v. Shipley ... Boo Robinson shows strength to push Z Duncan back"

"Most impressed by Te'o-Nesheim and Tupou in that drill."

"7 on 7 Red Zone, defense winning this session. Young LBs Chaney, Clayton Lawrence all looking good in coverage. Chaney w/ a near INT."

"Kafka throws TD to R. Cooper, who beat Pender on a post ... Kolb 5 yd TD to Hall"

  • Nate Allen had his first practice after signing late last night. Actually, Allen said he didn't get in his bed until around 2:30 AM last night and had a 6:15 AM wake-up call, so he's going on less than four hours sleep. Still, Reid said that the rookie looks like he hasn't missed a step from the spring and is still the No. 1 free safety right now.

"It's an opportunity and I know I just have to learn as much as I can because I'm still learning and just get in with the veteran guys and the coaches and just try to take advantage and make plays and try to help the team win," Allen said.

  • In his post-practice press conference, Andy Reid singled out rookie defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim for impressing in the first two practices, especially in the offensive line/defensive line one-on-ones. He also said that, among the offensive linemen, Austin Howard, Dallas Reynolds and Fenuki Tupou have looked good.
  • Regarding the release of Alex Hall, Reid said that he thinks Hall will be a good player in the league, but he's just not a fit schematically. Reid said he's a much better fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
  • Finally, a year to the day of the passing of Jim Johnson, Reid talked about how much the legendary defensive coordinator is missed.

"I think we all miss him," Reid said. "I think all of us in the tent here miss him, but I guess there are a couple lessons we can learn. I mean, time moves on and it's a crazy thing, life's a crazy thing. We all need to live each day to the fullest and I think we all learned that from (Johnson) if we didn't know it before, we learned it from him. But, we all would love to have him here ... We all remember him. I think everybody respects him."

--* Posted by Bo Wulf, 10:45 a.m., July 28*

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