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Campin' - Eagles Training Camp notes 8.2.07

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In typical Andy Reid style... I'll start with injuries. Lito Sheppard(Back Spasms), Montae Reagor(Knee Swelling), & Correll Buckhalter(Leg Cramps) all sat out portions of practice.

Sean Considine has spent this offseason haunted by one play, getting run over by Duce McCallister in the playoffs. He says that his shoulder injury from the year before prevented him from doing his weight program last offseason and was to blame for his weight dipping below 200 pounds. Dawkins backed him up on this. Considine was fully healthy this offseason and is now up to 217 pounds and says he added 20lbs of muscle.

The highlight of practice yesterday was Sheldon Brown leveling Hank Baskett after Hank had caught an AJ Feeley pass.

Despite some good natured trash talking from McNabb, the defense got the better of the offense yesterday.

McNabb was looking good yesterday scrambling around and even making confident plants on his injured knee. Chris Gocong, CJ Gaddis, & Omar Gaither all made standout plays.

Brian Dawkins addressed the defense yesterday and gave a stirring speech in which he said the defense was the reason season ended in New Orleans last year. The gist of speech was "This is what happened, and this is what we need to do." Apparently, no one on the defense could stop talking about it afterward.

''It was an amazing situation,'' Bunkley said. ''He stood up and had the respect of everybody. Everybody's eyes were on him. It's great to know you're on the field with guys like that.

''When he sat down, everybody shook their heads up and down [in agreement].''

WR Kevin Curtis has gone from the young guy looking up to Torry Holt & Isaac Bruce to the elder statesman among the the young Eagles WRs.

Dawkins spoke in very plain terms about what he expects from Broderick Bunkley.

"I think he understands what we expect from him, and how much we need him to be what we all thought he would be." -- Eagles safety Brian Dawkins on 2006 first-round draft pick, defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley.