Just another day of Eagles training camp practice. Don't forget to follow the BGN writers covering Eagles TC on Twitter:
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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013 Notes & Quotes - Thursday 8/1/2013 - Brandon Lee Gowton, BGN
My notes from yesterday's indoor practice. Hear from Chip Kelly, Jason Kelce, and Riley Cooper.
Eagles training camp 2013: Practice notes from inside the bubble - Jimmy Kempski, Philly.com
Make sure you watch the video at the bottom of Jimmy reporting from inside the bubble! You can't miss it since it's on autoplay.
Curtis Marsh is quietly having a nice camp, and he needs one. He broke up a deep ball nicely today, and was in position absolutely destroy LeSean McCoy on a swing pass, Sheldon Brown/Reggie Bush style. That swing pass should be a concern for Eagles fans season, by the way. The Eagles are running a ton of them to the RBs, and if you get a defense that calls zone flat responsibility to that size with a CB who likes to hit, the RB is going to be exposed.
Riley Reax - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Day 2 of Rileygate is in the books. Everything seems to be quiet on the story so we can move on, right? Or not. Lots of different angles to get to here. First up remains the question of whether the Eagles did enough. Should they have cut him? Should they have suspended him?
Kelly Acknowledges Cooper’s Comments Could Divide Team - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
"There could be a concern, yeah, there is a concern," Kelly said, when asked if Cooper’s comments might divide the locker room. "Obviously it’s a very hot topic. That’s why I encourage our group… and our team and I talked about it last night at the team meeting… we’ve gotta have some open communication to make sure that everyone understands what went on and what Riley did to atone for it."
Whitlock: Riley Cooper gaffe offers perfect time to evolve, learn - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
We, the media, will blow this Riley Cooper teachable moment. It’s what we do when it comes to race. We look for good guys and bad guys, villains and heroes. We choose the politically correct path rather than the road to understanding.
Riley Cooper would have gotten more than a fine if Andy Reid was coach, one Eagles player said - Jeff McLane, Inquirier
Despite several team leaders speaking out in support of Riley Cooper on Wednesday, there are many Eagles - the majority of them African American - that are having a difficult time accepting the wide receiver's apology for using a racial slur, according to team sources.
LeSean McCoy has lost respect for Riley Cooper - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
"Ain’t nothing to prove. He said how he felt," McCoy said. "He’s still a teammate. I’m still going to block for him. I’m still gonna show great effort. Just on a friendship level, and as a person, I can’t really respect somebody like that. I think as a team, we need to move past it. There are some things that are going to be hard to work with, to be honest."
More from Bleeding Green Nation:
- Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013 Notes & Quotes - Thursday 8/1/2013
- Eagles waive WR B.J. Cunningham with injury settlement
- Getting to know the Eagles: DB Eddie Whitley
- Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013 Notes & Quotes - Wednesday 7/31/2013
- Former and current Eagles comment on Riley Cooper's racist remarks
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