Philadelphia Eagles’ Greg Ward shines, Ron Brooks returns and more training camp notes
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson speaks with his team during an NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA — Most of the Eagles’ non-quarterback veterans weren’t on the field for the opening of training camp Monday morning, but the rookies and signal-callers in attendance still provided highlights.
There were one handed-grabs, swift pass break-ups and beautiful throws during the two-hour practice at the NovaCare Complex. While the Eagles never went through 11-on-11 drills Monday due to a limited roster, they did fine-tune offensive and defensive plays and allowed the two units to battle in 7-on-7 passing drills.
Below are more notes from the sidelines of the practice.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
The Eagles asked only rookies, quarterback and select veterans to report for the first three days of training camp. All four signal-callers showed up, as did every first-year player on the roster.
Here’s a list of veterans at the practice: sixth-year cornerback Ron Brooks (who we’ll get to later), second-year wide receivers Marcus Johnson and David Watford, second-year center Aaron Neary, second-year offensive tackle Dillon Gordon, second-year offensive guard Darrell Greene, second-year linebacker Joe Walker.
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