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A few quick notes from Eagles training camp practice

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Here's what we learned.

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Monday was the seventeenth day of 2016 Eagles training camp practice. Let's get right to my notes.


• Injury update: Still no Jordan Matthews, Mychal Kendricks, Jalen Mills, Mike Martin, or Hunter Sharp at practice. Carson Wentz was on the field but didn't participate, as expected.

• The Eagles held a 10-10-10 practice today after having a padded practice on Sunday evening. Here's a reminder of what 10-10-10 means.

... so expect my notes to be really light today.

• Not a whole lot to say about the Eagles quarterbacks. McLeod Bethel-Thompson continues to take Wentz's reps while the rookie quarterback is out. We'll probably see a good deal of him in preseason action until Wentz returns. Who's excited?

• I continue to be unimpressed by Nelson Agholor. The second year receiver had a bad drop today.

• Paul Turner continues to take reps as the first team slot receiver. If Matthews isn't healthy by Week 1, your opening day Eagles receivers could be Agholor and Chris Givens on the outside with Turner in the slot.

• Malcolm Jenkins had a nice pass breakup. He looks healthy after missing a week or so of practice, which is good news for the Eagles.

• Nolan Carroll also had a deflection. The Eagles' opening day starting secondary will probably feature Carroll and Leodis McKelvin on the outside with Ron Brooks playing as the nickel corner. And then Jenkins and Rodney McLeod on the back end, obviously. Jaylen Watkins is pushing for that No. 3 safety spot.

• Eagles first team offensive line lineup: LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Brandon Brooks, RT Allen Barbre.

• You know how punt coverage players try to down the ball at the one yard line while making sure not to step in the end zone for the touchback? The Eagles practiced a drill like that today. Defensive backs coach Cory Undlin and wide receivers coach Greg Lewis bounced soccer balls on the ground and players had to practice downing the ball. Later on, they used real footballs instead of soccer balls. Riveting stuff here, I know.

• M.J. MacFarland is a player who I've seen improve during camp. If you don't know who that is, the Eagles signed the former UTEP tight end after a tryout during rookie minicamp following the 2016 NFL Draft. MacFarland likely won't push for a roster spot, but his progress is an example of how players can improve over the course of the summer. He's made some nice hand catches recently that he usually used to drop.

• Eagles kicker update: Caleb Sturgis and Cody Parkey both went 5/5 today. Sturgis is now 39/43 in camp while Parkey is 33/43.

• Former quarterback David Watford dropped a wide open pass.

• Leodis McKelvin wears sweatpants even when it's hot out. He's crazy.

• Eagles superfans Shoulder Pads Guy and Eagles tat man were at practice today.

• A few more notable appearances at Eagles practice: USWNT player and Zach Ertz's girlfirend, Julie Johnston. Also Jim Cramer from CNBC's Mad Money.

Up next: The Eagles' final training camp practice open in its entirety takes place tomorrow on Tuesday, Aug. 16 starting at 8:05 AM ET. Then the Birds have a walk-through (closed to the media) on Wednesday before playing against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Thursday.