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Eagles Mandatory Practices Start Today With Williams And Peters In Attendance

New Eagles cornerback Cary Williams has been missing practices for all kinds of reasons.  First it was his marriage, then his honeymoon, then his daughter’s recital.  He could have taken another day off tomorrow when the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens go the White House for some time with President Obama.  Surprisingly Williams will forego the trip to the White House, along with his former Ravens teammate quarterback Dennis Dixon and show up on for each day for the workout, including Wednesday.

Williams is backing up third year cornerback Curtis Marsh at the right cornerback position.  He was brought in here to be a starter, so you know he’s not thrilled about being a backup.

Last week, he seemed to be irritated when asked about what he had missed during the OTA’s which he didn’t show up for.  Chip Kelly has got his attention by keeping in the backup spot.

Eagles Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters will also be at the practices this week.  Peters has missed the last two weeks of workouts because of personal reasons after coming in initially and impressing everyone with his quickness and conditioning.  He moved around like he had never suffered an injury.

The workouts this week will be mandatory, but Isaac Sopoaga is excused because of a death in his family.  Both Zach Ertz and Jordan Poyer can’t practice yet because of college graduation rules.    The Birds will be practicing from 12:30 to 2:50 for the next three days and Kelly will continue implementing his offensive scheme and Billy Davis implements .  The Birds players are still learning the up-tempo system.

Kelly seemed to slow things down on Friday as the Eagles worked on a series of plays where they split offensive tackle Lane Johnson and a tight end outside near where the wide receivers line up.  On each play, they ran a quick screen to the wide receiver and used the tight end and the tackle as blockers.

Veteran quarterback Michael Vick continues to be the guy I think will win the quarterback battle because his skill set fits what Kelly wants.  Vick runs the read option better than any of the other quarterbacks, except maybe Dennis Dixon.  That’s because Dixon is more familiar with the system from his time with Kelly in Oregon.

At times during practice, the ability of Nick Foles and Matt Barkley shines when they make adjustments before the ball is snapped,  then make accurate throws to the receivers. Still that read option will probably play a role in which quarterback starts.

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7 Comments for “Eagles Mandatory Practices Start Today With Williams And Peters In Attendance”

  1. DeSean Jackson was briefly demoted to the second- and third-team offense earlier during OTAs.
    Jackson went into Kelly’s office to demand an explanation. The first-year coach told him he had to learn every position in the offense and do “everything the right way.” Since then, Jackson has resumed his normal role with the starters. He’s highly motivated to succeed as he enters a virtual contract year. D-Jax is owed $10.25 million in 2014 base salary, and there’s only $750,000 of guaranteed money left in his deal.

  2. The last 2 paragraphs are $$

    Exactly sums up the situation.

    Who is the QB built for future playoff success? The one that runs, or the one(s) that comes to the line makes adjustments and is accurate.

    If Kelly chooses option #1, he’ll be back in Eugene by 2016.

    • I am convinced you have a room with Vick pictures and articles all over the wall. Pictures of him out with his kids, pictures of him with dogs. I also believe you prank call his home. Someone needs to report you to the authorities before its too late. You have a sinister plan in place if Vick is actually on the team come week 1. What better stage to make your sick twisted feeling known to the world. VinnietheeVillian smh lol

  3. Jason Peters please cut those Stevie Wonder braids. Please?

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