PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles staged their first full-team practice of training camp under new coach Chip Kelly at the NovaCare Complex Friday and Kelly's no closer to naming a starting quarterback.

Michael Vick and Nick Foles took the reps with the first-team offense during 11 on 11 sessions, but rookie Matt Barkley, Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne also got in plenty of work.

Kelly's most important evaluations won't begin until the team begins the preseason against New England on Aug. 9.

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"A lot of quarterbacks can stand there and look pretty in red (non-contact) jerseys," Kelly said after Friday's two-hour workout. "I want to see them in the heat of battle."

The quarterbacks were among 90 players to participate in the practice in front of an estimated 300 fans that included corporate sponsors and about 50 season-ticket holders.

The Eagles are holding training camp at the NovaCare Complex for the first time after a 17-year stint at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

The spectators included Lower Township native Lou McCullough, who was invited by a friend to watch the workout.

"It's definitely interesting," said McCullough, who attends three or four home games a season. "This is my first time ever at training camp and I'm very impressed. It seems like the players haveĀ a lot of energy, even the seasoned vets. They are definitely not going through the motions."

The Eagles did suffer two injuries. New wide receiver Arrelious Benn, who was acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay, was helped off the field with an unspecified left knee injury. New cornerback Cary Williams also missed some time with a strained right hamstring.

Practice will be held again at the NovaCare Complex on Saturday, followed by the first of five public workouts at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Team officials said they have reserved more than 65,000 tickets for Sunday's practice and 246,000 total for all five.


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