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Mack Hollins finally opens up on mysterious 18-month layoff - NBCSP
When did Hollins originally get hurt? He doesn’t even know. Sometime during the 2017 season. “My whole rookie year is a blur,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t even remember. At some point it was sore and it just gradually got worse. When you’re winning, you could have a broken leg, you just keep going on.” There were points where Hollins made enough progress that he thought he could come back. Then he’d have a setback. “I would have really good days and then I would have bad days,” he said. “There’s just so much going on in the area, and you’re trying to figure out what’s good, what’s not, what hurts it, what doesn’t, what we have to stay away from, what I can’t do. I could just never totally get back. It was a lingering thing that was always there and it would go on and off and I would fight through it, but it got back to the point where it’s more damaging than good and we just shut it down.”

Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: Sidney Jones and Dallas Goedert flash, Carson Wentz and Nelson Agholor struggle - BGN
Sidney Jones took first team outside corner reps today with Avonte Maddox back in the slot. Jones had a standout moment during Friday’s practice and he followed that up with another good showing today. The highlight play was when Jones picked off a Nate Sudfeld deep pass meant for Mack Hollins. Now, it must be noted that Sudfeld’s attempt was underthrown as he tried to roll out away from pressure. A good throw there would’ve seen Hollins burning Jones for a touchdown. But Jones does deserve credit for making a play on the ball in the air against the taller Hollins. Good job to maintain possession while going to the ground as well. Jones broke up a Wentz pass meant for Jackson on a comeback during 1-on-1. Just another example of Jones’ ability to click and close. Jones did get outmuscled by Jeffery on some contested catch attempts.

Eagles Training Camp Review, Day 3 - BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton & Michael Kist continue BGN’s training camp coverage & it’s a good one as it was the first day in pads for the Eagles! Who got cracked and who did the cracking?! Who stood out and who struggled?! Find out right here on BGN! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

The Eagles are healthier than a year ago. Can they stay that way? - Inquirer
The organization meanwhile, has invested significantly in its medical, training and sports science departments over the last decade. And yet, the team endured a 57-percent increase in players lost to injury last season. Twenty-eight players missed 221 games, and of the 28, a significant number experienced abnormal recovery. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman defended the team’s medical staff leadership, many of whom had just been hired after he decided to shake up the roster following the Super Bowl. But changes were made this offseason. Head physician and internist Stephen Stache left and Arsh Dhanota was hired to be chief medical officer. Dhanota, who was the medical director of nonoperative sports medicine at Penn Medicine, doesn’t step into Stache’s role, per se, but he will take on some of his responsibilities as the point person for each department. Christopher Dodson remains the head orthopedic doctor and Shireen Mansoori, who was also hired last year in a newly-created role, stays on as director of rehabilitation. Communication between all the various departments had become an issue last year, team sources said. Stache, who split his time between the Eagles and 76ers, often wasn’t available. Dhanota was brought in partly to improve the flow of information.

Eagles training camp practice notes, Day 3: First day in pads - PhillyVoice
We got our first glimpse of RB pass protection drills, and I was excited to see how Miles Sanders looked. And then... he didn’t get any reps! What?!? Not sure what that’s about. Maybe he tweaked that hammy again? I’ll be interested to see if he’s out there when the team hits the practice field again on Monday. Anyway, the linebackers largely beat the backs in that drill. Donnel Pumphrey... oof.

Eagles Sign a CB - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles added CB Alex Brown to help with practice reps. Signing Scandrick is a different story. He is a 10-year veteran with 76 career starts. Scandrick can play in the slot or outside. You add a player like him to compete for playing time. And Scandrick isn’t signing just anywhere. He’s going to want to go somewhere he’s got a chance to secure a roster spot.

Why the Eagles signed veteran CB Orlando Scandrick -
Scandrick comes in and has to earn his way. He’s got the pedigree to fit into the scheme and he’s certainly got something to prove: While there was quite a bit of interest in Scandrick of late, he didn’t have a long-term fit anywhere. And we know what the Eagles have done with some of these one-season signings – wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and cornerback Patrick Robinson and defensive end Chris Long are among the huge success stories – so it makes sense that the Eagles saw something they liked in Scandrick’s workout and added him in the first week of camp. He’s got time to learn a role and if it happens that Scandrick is able to challenge at cornerback, then it’s a positive development.

Where’s the beef? Fit Wentz altered summer diet - ESPN
“I’ve been to a few vegan restaurants now and every time I do I feel very weird,” Wentz said. “I literally have an outdoor show where we hunt and we eat. I feel weird like I’m almost leaving my man card at the door, but there is some great vegan food. We’ve eaten some and I do enjoy it. But no, meat is still very much in the diet.” But good health is the priority, and Wentz feels he is putting his best foot forward in that respect entering the 2019 season.

PFF ranks the top-10 interior offensive linemen ahead of the 2019 NFL season - PFF
1. C Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles: 2018 OVERALL GRADE RANK: 2. Kelce’s four-year overall grade (91.1) ranks fourth among the 94 interior offensive linemen with at least 2,000 offensive snaps played since 2015, and his 93.4 run-block grade ranks first among the same group of qualifiers. Most recently, Kelce earned a career-high 88.0 pass-blocking grade in addition to his 80.7 run-blocking grade in 2018. He also earned a 94.6 run-blocking grade throughout the Eagles’ Super Bowl run in 2017, a single-season mark that ranks first in the PFF era (2006-18) among qualifying centers and one that landed him PFF’s top run-blocker award in 2017.

Eagles Training Camp Preview (PST Show #323) - Philadelphia Sports Table
Eagles Training Camp has arrived! As fans, we’ve been waiting in anticipation for the football season to get here as expectations are extremely high for Doug Pederson’s and this Eagles team this coming season. This week, Brandon Lee Gowton – better known as BLG – from and the BGN Radio podcast jumped on the pod with us for our training camp preview as we discussed the various camp battles we’ll be witnessing on offense and defense in the coming weeks.

Golden Tate suspension: Giants’ WR appealing four-game PED ban [Updated] - Big Blue View
If Tate’s suspension is upheld, the Giants’ already thin receiving corps would get dangerously thin for the first quarter of the season. [...] As it stands now, the Giants have lost: Corey Coleman (IR, ACL), Sterling Shepard, (Week - to - Week, Thumb), Darius Slayton (hamstring).

Texans sign Tyvis Powell, B.J. Bello - PFT
The Texans also signed former Eagles linebacker B.J. Bello, who has played 19 games the past two seasons.

The defining NFL season from an older running back, sorted by decade - SB Nation
Not many running backs stick around well into their 30s. These guys did, however — and they still produced.


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