Reggie Brown was among the first on the practice field Friday as full-team workouts kicked into high gear. A year ago, Brown put together a nice camp and appeared poised for a breakout year. Then a hamstring injury late in camp set him back.
Brown played in just 10 games (3 starts) in 2008 and subsequently finished the season with the lowest totals of his career - 18 catches for 252 yards and a touchdown.
Following Friday's morning workout, Brown said he's healthy, relaxed and ready to prove what he can do.
"As long as I go out here and play up to my abilities, it's all the proving I need to do," Brown said. "I'm going to try to make everything routine as possible, get into a groove as quick as possible and come out here and have fun with it.
"I can't really worry about anything else that's going on as far as the organization. I can just come out here, do the best I can, practice as hard as I can and show what I've got and let the chips fall where they fall."
Brown, who has started 43 games for the Eagles, suddenly finds himself fighting for a job in a deep receiving corps that features rising star DeSean Jackson, veteran Kevin Curtis, slot specialist Jason Avant and rookie Jeremy Maclin (still MIA).
Brown has been a productive receiver over his four-year career in Philadelphia. Among all players with at least 20 third-down receptions since 2006, Brown's 95.8 first-down conversion rate (23 for 24) ranks third. He led the team with career highs in receiving yards (816) and touchdowns (8) in 2006, while posting 46 receptions.
"Hopefully I can stay healthy this year," Brown said. "This off-season was good for me. No injuries. No tweaks. My body's feeling well-oiled right now, so hopefully I can continue that."
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 5:30 p.m., July 31