The full Eagles team had its first practice at training camp on Thursday, and there is news-aplenty from camp. A rundown of some of the news:
-Football means injuries, unfortunately. TE Brent Celek suffered a mild knee sprain, but told reporters that he should be okay. Other tight end news: There’s “mutual interest” between Jeremy Shockey and the Eagles, but seems to be a holding pattern beyond that.
-Safety O.J. Atogwe experienced his first practice with the team. He’s confident that he’ll get the Birds’ defense down quickly:
I don’t believe I’m far behind. I learn defenses quick. I’ve played in the league a long time [this is his eighth season]. Concepts remain the same. Now it’s just assimilating the terminology and doing things the way the coaches want me to do it. For every player, that takes practice.
-DeMeco Ryans has impressed his coaches with his leadership abilities already but Ryans wants more. His aim? To be “the best linebacker in the league.” As for his proven ability to