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Report: Miles Sanders is healthy for Eagles training camp

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Great news.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Rookie Minicamp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, here’s some encouraging news ahead of the Eagles’ first training camp practice. NFL insider Adam Caplan reports rookie running back Miles Sanders “will practice [and] is ready to go.”

Sanders previously missed the entirety of Philadelphia’s OTAs/minicamp practices back in the spring with a nagging hamstring injury. There wasn’t a lot of concern he’d miss actual training camp practices but it’s still nice to hear he’s healthy now anyway.

Sanders is easily one of the most intriguing players to watch in training camp practices and preseason games this summer. The second-round pick has the potential to be a real nice weapon for the Eagles.

Sanders, 22, will be competing for playing time at running back with the more established Jordan Howard. Howard boasts a proven track record and he took all the first team reps during spring drills. I’d say Howard is the early favorite to be the “1A” running back in the Eagles’ rotation.

But Sanders is a more dynamic talent than Howard. In theory, at least. The rookie will need to prove himself at the NFL level.

Now that he’s healthy, Sanders will have the opportunity to show what he’s got. Should be exciting to watch.