(Press Eagles beat writer David Weinberg will be offering some observations during training camp)
Saturday at Eagles camp
Carson Wentz seemed to struggle to get into a groove, much like the rest of the offense.
Nick Foles is still sidelined with a strained tendon his right (throwing elbow). Matt McGloin worked with the second-team offense while Dane Evans was with the third-team unit.
The new guys
Cornerback Ronald Darby (trade) spent his first practice with the Eagles as a spectator, wearing an Eagles’ bucket hat instead of a helmet.
Wide receiver Mack Hollins (rookie draft pick) dropped the first pass thrown his way, but rebounded with a couple of nice catches later in practice.
Running back Donnel Pumphrey (rookie draft pick) fumbled during a full-contact session and has had trouble holding onto the football lately.
If the season started today
Nelson Agholor would be the starting slot wide receiver. A day after the Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews to Buffalo, Agholor took over in the slot with the first-team offense, though tight end Trey Burton also took some reps there.
Play of the day
Actually, it occurred Friday. After the Eagles told Matthews he had been traded, Ertz and Wentz among a group of players who went to dinner with him Friday night.
What they’re saying
Ertz, on the mood of the team after the Matthews trade: “It was shocking and emotional when it first happened. But it’s been 24 hours now and we have to move on.”
Bumps and bruises
In addition to Foles, guard Brandon Brooks, cornerback Ron Brooks (no relation), tight end Ross Denham, wide receiver Bryce Treggs and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai all sat out practice with unspecified injuries. Cornerback Aaron Grymes was excused for personal reasons. Wide receiver Torrey Smith appeared to suffer a rib injury late in practice, but remained on the field.
The Eagles are scheduled to practice Sunday at the NovaCare Complex at 9:15 a.m. Practice is closed to the public except for corporate sponsors and selected season-ticket holders.
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