PHILADELPHIA PA - JANUARY 09: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles takes the field before playing against the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9 2011 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Michael Vick has summoned some of his Eagles teammates to Philadelphia for some informal drills and workouts. It's something that every other team in the division has done and while one has to wonder whether it does anything but make the players look good, it still is nice to see the guys showing some camaraderie.
Vick has already tossed the ball around with Jeremy Maclin and the other players who have been training in Cherry Hill this offseason, but this will be the first larger scale team get together. Vick says he expects 15-16 guys to attend, mostly receivers and RBs. Brent Celek will be amongst those in attendance and thinks the work the team has done this offseason has been very important.
"That’s something that’s going to be huge for us, just keeping the timing down," Celek said in an appearance on ProFootballTalk.com. "When you come back (from the lockout) you want to be on your game, otherwise there’s going to be a lot of bad football out there."
"If guys are out there partying all the time, that’s fine with me because that just allows me to get ahead," Celek said. "I’m working out here with a bunch of my teammates and we’re getting better every week."
Jeremy Maclin will also likely be there, although he doesn't seem to think fans should be worried if their team isn't holding practices every day...
"It’s important," Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. "But I feel like people are stressing too much about it. I think it’s more important for, let’s say, a team bringing in a rookie franchise quarterback as opposed to a guy we’ve been working with for two years now. Obviously, we have the advantage in that."