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Despite the fact that veterans don't report until next week, the camp news is rolling in fast.

From the official site McNabb says he's 75%.

McNabb revealed that while he would have no way of knowing exactly what percentage of health his knee is at until his first game action, he speculated that he was "probably still at 75 percent."

But with that diagnosis, the franchise quarterback also included a disclaimer.

"At 75 percent, I personally feel I can be one of best quarterbacks in this league," McNabb said.

He's been cleared to practice, but he'll wear a brace and be cautious. Lot's of other good stuff in that article by the way...

There's just something about another Jeremy Bloom fluff piece that makes me feel good inside.

"After practice you come back to your room and you can't feel your legs," said the 5-foot-9 wide receiver, already penciled in as the Birds' top return man on special teams. "Then that 6 a.m. wakeup call comes for the 10th, 11th practice and you don't think you can get out of bed, let alone go hit and play football. It's brutal."

Once his skiing career had run its course, life for Bloom would have been much easier had he pursued a modeling career.

But despite appearing on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, football kept summoning him back.

Dave Spadaro also posted a Bloom piece... but to be honest it doesn't feel like fluff. He's talking about routes the kid is running, plays he is making... Honestly that article is kinda making me a Bloom believer(and a homecoming queen!). Ten points for the Monkees reference!

I thought this was kinda funny. The Guardian, a British newspaper, called Kevin Kolb "a college prodigy."

College prodigy Kolb signs with Philadelphia Eagles
CHICAGO, July 25 (Reuters) - Quarterback Kevin Kolb, who delivered one of the best seasons in U.S. college history in 2006, signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday.
A four-year starter at the University of Houston and a double All-Conference USA pick, Kolb connected on 292 of 432 passes for 3,809 yards and 30 touchdowns in his final college season.

Let's hope.

I need to make a little suggestion to writers out there. We're over 2 years removed from the TO saga. There's no need to specifically point out that the Eagles are free of distractions. We know they are. That's normal.

The only controversy surrounding any member of the Eagles isn't even football related. Reid said he can't and won't discuss the legal troubles of his sons Garrett and Britt throughout the season.

Don't forget about Darwin Walker. If he doesn't reach a new deal with the Bills by the end of next week he'll be traded back to the Eagles for a 6th round pick. My guess is that he'll be cut when/if that happens.

Finally this is kind of a fun read. It's a story from Chris Gocong's alma mater, Cal Poly, about his chances in the NFL. They also talked about the dubious history of Cal Poly alums in the NFL.

That would have to be in 2002 when placekicker James Tuthill, who played at Cal Poly from 1994-95, came on to kick in 12 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The rookie kicker made 10 of 16 field goals and 20 of 21 PATs before being released by the club.

Outside of special teams work, Cal Poly hasn't had a player put together a notable NFL career since wide receiver Chris Thomas retired in 2001.