Eagles Training Camp Day 3 Notes
The Eagles just finished their third day of Training Camp, and today was an extremely short one, so let's get right into it!
After a slight injury scare yesterday on July 29th, Brandon Brooks was listed day-to-day this morning with a hamstring injury, which was some solid news to start off the day, but the rest of the injury list remained the same as yesterday. Jalen Reagor was still limited (lower body tightness), Greg Ward remained day-to-day with a non-covid illness, and Shakial Taylor also remained day-to-day (lower body). Isaac Suemalo and Nate Meadors also both are still week-to-week (hamstring).
Fletcher Cox, Zach Ertz, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Ryan Kerrigan, Rodney Mcleod (PUP), and Darius Slay all had a veterans maintenance day, but they still showed up to practice and coached up the young guys.
With Darius Slay having the day off, Michael Jacquett stepped in as the second starting corner opposite of Steven Nelson.
With four of the starting offensive lineman out for either maintenance day or injury, the backups got to work with Jalen Hurts and the first team offense.
Davion Taylor has had the opportunity to start next to Eric Wilson, and he has shown a lot of development from an underwhelming rookie season. Taylor broke up a Hurts floater to Sanders in the front right corner of the end zone in 7 on 7.
Hurts has improved and looked better each day of camp, having his best practice today recording three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Third string QB, Nick Mullens has looked very confident in all three days of camp, as the completion for the backup spot between Joe Flacco and Mullens only starts to heat up.
After a quiet first two days of camp, fourth year tight end Dallas Goedert made some noise in day three after the failed conditioning test. He looked sharp in drills and caught a touchdown from a few yards out.
In the middle of practice, rookie head coach Nick Sirianni made the whole team huddle up. Sirianni said the teams play was "not up to snuff" and saw a teaching moment. Veteran defensive end Ryan Kerrigan said the team was "crisper" after the huddle.
Quarterback converted tight end, Tyree Jackson, has flashed his smooth route running and rock solid hands, all while being listed at 6'7" 250lb.
Yesterday afternoon, there were reports that the Eagles were not pleased with former first round pick Jalen Reagor's weight and conditioning, as he failed the conditioning test while dealing with the loss of a close childhood friend.
The Hurts to Smith connection continues to strengthen, as Smith is constantly first up in drills and has been the most impressive skill player in camp. Smith has caught at least one Hurts touchdown in all three days of camp.