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Eagles minicamp observations for Day 2: John Ross standing out; Mekhi Becton in play at guard?

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PHILADELPHIA — A cloudy day oversaw the NovaCare Advanced because the Philadelphia Eagles performed the second of their three necessary minicamp practices. Nick Sirianni had one other fast session that lasted simply over an hour, even training the brand new kickoff return throughout the center of the session. 

Large performs on offense have eluded the practices to this point, however the secondary has been glorious all through the 2 practices. The offense continues to be greedy the brand new system beneath Kellen Moore. 

As for Jalen Hurts, it is a work in progress. If the Eagles need Hurts to eliminate the ball fast, it’s going to take time for him to try this on a extra constant foundation. 

What else went on within the second necessary minicamp follow? Here is a better look because the Eagles wrap issues up Thursday:

Accidents 

James Bradberry was current for follow, however stood on the sideline for the 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 portion of follow along with his helmet off. He participated in particular person drills.

Trevor Keegan was observing on the sideline with a sleeve on his left leg.

Sydney Brown was observing follow and mimicking the safeties throughout 7-on-7s. No brace is on Brown’s knee as he works out on a aspect subject. 

Standouts in follow

Kelee Ringo

Ringo continues to standout in protection all through the necessary minicamp, making the most of his alternatives with the primary crew. He is been robust in protection and in good place to make performs. 

The cornerbacks have been enjoying properly, however Ringo has taken a slight lead within the clubhouse within the battle for enjoying time. 

John Ross

The battle for the No. 3 vast receiver spot is open, however Ross has completed a superb job regardless of being solely in Philadelphia for a number of weeks. A dependable goal for Kenny Pickett, Ross made a one-handed catch on an out route in 7-on-7 and has been discovering methods to get open regardless of good protection from the defensive backs. 

Ross is being extra constant on his route operating and velocity, which eluded him in Cincinnati. 

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Will Shipley

A powerful follow for the No. 2 operating again, notably within the passing sport. The Eagles introduced in Shipley to catch passes and he put that on show with an enormous acquire on a slant throughout the center and a sideline catch the place he obtained each toes in bounds. 

If the Eagles plan to make use of Shipley as a pas-catching again, they’ve a helpful asset that may take some stress off Saquon Barkley

How are the Eagles utilizing Saquon Barkley?

The great a part of minicamp is seeing how the Eagles will make the most of Barkley within the passing sport. Proper now, Barkley is extra of a decoy for A.J. Brown, however the Eagles have confirmed from “21 personnel” with the backup operating backs. Maybe they may have that in retailer for Barkley come the autumn. 

Barkley has additionally been utilized in 4 vast receiver units, being a test down choice on the sideline. 

Becton performed left guard for the second straight follow rather than Landon Dickerson (private absence), however he seems to be acclimating to the brand new place properly. Might he be in play to start out at proper guard come Week 1? 

Jordan Mailata talked about how properly Becton has been doing in reps and vibing along with his offensive line counterparts since he arrive din Philadelphia. The Eagles may need a fall again plan if Tyler Steen do not work out. Keep in mind additionally they signed Max Scharping this week, so they’re retaining choices open. 

Recap of 7-on-7

  • Jalen Hurts threw an interception to Reed Blankenship early within the session. No concept who the go was supposed for with nobody within the goal space. 
  • Grant Calcaterra had a diving catch from Kenny Pickett. Cross was a brief slant.
  • Kelee Ringo had good placement to deflect a go from Kenny Pickett, however the quarterback put the ball excessive sufficient for Johnny Wilson to snag it.
  • Albert Okwuegbunam beat Andre Sam over the center on a go from Tanner McKee. Would have resulted in a giant acquire.
  • Jalen Hurts threw a excessive go to DeVonta Smith with Avonte Maddox in protection. Ball was in all probability uncatchable in a follow setting.  
  • John Ross caught a go within the flat from Kenny Pickett. Isaiah Rodgers had good protection on the play. 
  • Jalen Hurts discovered A.J. Brown on a fast slant. Hurts has been focusing on Brown steadily within the offseason exercises. 
  • In what was in all probability the play of the day, Tanner McKee rolled to his proper and located Will Shipley for a 15-yard acquire. Shipley caught the go on the sideline and obtained each toes in. Spectacular catch for the rookie. 
  • Jalen Hurts missed Dallas Goedert on  a deep go with Darius Slay in protection. The Eagles have been testing Hurts deep. 
  • Cooper DeJean dropped a straightforward interception from Jalen Hurts whereas enjoying inside. The interception would have been a decide six because the protection had a loud response when DeJean was about to make the play. 
  • Kenny Gainwell dropped a go from Kenny Pickett.
  • Kelee Ringo broke up a Kenny Pickett go supposed for John Ross.
  • Kendall Milton caught a wheel route from Tanner McKee that will have went for a landing. Milton was vast open on the play, however that was a results of his route operating. 

Recap of 11-on-11

  • Jalen Hurts discovered DeVonta Smith on a go over the center.
  • Devin White had a protection sack on the subsequent play, forcing Hurts to his left as nobody was open. Jalen Carter bulldozed by Tyler Steen to arrange the play. 
  • Jalen Hurts overthrew a deep ball to A.J. Brown, however was beneath stress as he rolled to his left and threw it. Isaiah Rodgers was in protection. The play was a free one, as Josh Sweat was offsides. 
  • John Ross had a one-handed catch on a brief out route from Kenny Pickett.
  • Will Shipley obtained open throughout the center on a slant route. Kenny Pickett made the go and Shipley would have gotten an enormous acquire. 

Movie star visitors

New York Knicks guard — and Villanova product Jalen Brunson was at follow with Temple guard/ahead Lynn Greer III. 

Eagles legend Fletcher Cox was additionally watching follow. Brandon Graham admitted he talked to Cox on the cellphone previous to follow. 



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