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.
I work hard for this. Everything that I get I work towards and feel like I earn.I am not going to say I was surprised but I was definitely happy because it is one step closer to achieving my long-term goals in this league and being the best in the league.