No shortage of stories to discuss concerning the Philadelphia Eagles, a good sign that football is right around the corner.
Several wide receivers are all over the news, but none for positive reasons. Jeremy Maclin out for the season with a torn ACL. Riley Cooper’s videotaped racial slur and ensuing statements, fines and other actions to supposedly remedy the public relations nightmare caused by the fallout. And now, because fate is cruel, another injury to a Birds wide receiver–Arrelious Benn is out for the season, like Maclin with a torn ACL. Though he came to the team with a known injury history, this is just not how you want things in camp to go down. Repeatedly.
What’s that, you say? It’s also the week of Philadelphia’s first preseason game with the Patriots, the team leading the league in drama this offseason?
Here are your morning headlines.
Another wide receiver joins Jeremy Maclin on the sidelines–Arrelious Benn is out for the season with a torn ACL. – Birds’ Eye View
Despite the injuries, some good news on the wide receiver front. The Eagles have a lot of expectations riding on DeSean Jackson. The Inquirer’s Jeff McLane says that Jackson, “continues to have the strongest camp of any Eagles player.” Philadelphia Inquirer
Can’t have any news updates on Philadelphia without peaking inside of the quarterback battle. Which some say Vick is winning decisively. – NFL.com
Is Nick Foles truly the quarterback that Vick is fighting with for a starting position? G Cobb contends that the answer is no. – GCobb.com
After grabbing national headlines for using a racial slur to a security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert, Riley Cooper rejoined his teammates on Tuesday. – CSNPhilly
Joint practices between the Eagles and Patriots began on Tuesday in Philadelphia. A chance to hit someone other than your teammates on the field? Not a bad idea… – ESPN Boston
Yay, the first game preview of the (pre)season! – PhiladelphiaEagles.com