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Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes | August 9, 2022

6. Another defensive lineman who is flashing on a daily basis is Tarron Jackson. He got a “sack” at the end of this team period, one of a handful he’s had so far this summer in 11-on-11 drills. He’s done this while having a solid showing in one-on-ones as well. Jackson has shown good technique this summer and plays with a relentless pursuit of the football on a daily basis. I really appreciate the skill set he brings to the table. – Ben

7. Speaking of those one-on-one drills, that’s next on the docket this morning in practice. Lane Johnson has pitched a near shutout in these drills this summer, and that continued on the first rep of the drill as he ran the hoop with Derek Barnett to kick things off. Fletcher Cox and Jordan Davis both won consecutive reps with powerful bull rushes. Javon Hargrave continues to show his quickness and suddenness off the ball. Haason Reddick showed a slick inside move for a win, and Josh Sweat was able to get the edge and turn the corner on the next rep. I love watching this defensive line every day. They’re the ultimate Swiss Army knife for this defense, because they can do so many different things with a variety of body types and skill sets, and it really seems like the staff is going to lean into that versatility this year. – Fran

8. While linemen did drills on the far field, I watched 7-on-7 action in front of me. My favorite rep came with Jalen Hurts stepping up and hitting A.J. Brown over the middle on a slant. But this was not a simple throw – this is what is called a “second-window” throw. Within the timing of the play, the ball should be thrown to the receiver as he comes out of his break, but there was a defender right there to pick the pass off in underneath zone coverage! So, Hurts waited just a tick for Brown to clear that first defender, and put the ball right into the “second window,” hitting Brown in stride to move the chains. Really nice play there from Hurts on this throw between the linebackers. – Ben

9. Wide receiver Jalen Reagor is stacking days out here in practice. In previous summers, Reagor was making outstanding one-handed catches on a semi-regular basis, but was mixing them in with some tough drops as well. That has not been the case this year, as the third-year wideout has been steady for the Eagles’ receiving corps. Lining up inside and outside, Reagor has made catches along the sideline, in the middle of the field, in the screen game, and in the vertical pass game working with both the first and second units on offense. That continued in the heat on Tuesday. – Fran

10. The final team period featured some nice runs from running back Miles Sanders, who had some nice cuts in their zone run schemes to get downhill into the teeth of the defense. One thing I’m really excited about with this Eagles offense is the possibility of running the ball from three-receiver sets. With guys like A.J. Brown and Zach Pascal in the slot and on the perimeter, you have two strong point of attack receivers who can erase defenders on the outside. This run game should still be one of the league’s best this fall. – Ben

T Le’Raven Clark – Hamstring

RB Kenneth Gainwell – Hip

WR John Hightower – Groin

CB Jimmy Moreland – Ankle

RB Boston Scott – Concussion

WR DeVonta Smith – Groin

S Jaquiski Tartt – Personal Reasons

WR Keric Wheatfall – Hamstring

T Andre Dillard – Concussion

T Jordan Mailata – Concussion

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