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The Linc - Finding Leadership

Eagles Training Camp: Weaver, Mikell Discuss Leadership - SB Nation Philly
Over the past two years the Eagles have shed a number of veteran players, all of which pretty much made up the leadership of the team. Brian Dawkins, Brian Westbrook, Sheldon Brown, and of course Donovan McNabb. So the obvious question is… who will step up to lead now? Two emerging leaders were asked this very question after practice.

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It was time for punt return practice, and Eagles special teams coach Bobby April glanced over to the sidelines and yelled for a cornerback. Not a rookie. Not an undrafted free agent. Not a camp body. Not one of the usual special teams suspect. No, it was three-time Pro Bowl corner Asante Samuel's turn. "I haven't played special teams in five years," Samuel yelled out to his teammates with a smile as he jogged onto the field.

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April said Avant, who returned punts at Michigan, has the ability to be a good punt returner. "We've only been trying for a couple of days," April said. "I've been real impressed with him. He made a couple mistakes [Sunday] on some balls, but it will get better just by experience. "You never know how this roster is going to play out. But if your top two guys are injured, you've got to have a contingency plan."

Eagles Notes: Ingram OK, But Still Slowed By Knee

"Nothing with the knee. It was actually coming from when I was icing [the knee] and taking ice to go," Ingram said. "A lot of the tape and stuff they wrapped around my leg cut off the circulation because it was too tight. The calf kind of swelled up, but the knee feels great. "I’ll be back [Monday], anyway."

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Washington Redskins Camp Journal with Robert Henson - Hogs Haven
Robert Henson continues to fight for his rightful place on the 2010 Redskins defense. Here is his latest entry in his ongoing Camp Journal: