Eagles young wide receiver Josh Huff was totally dominated by former Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin yesterday at the Eagles practice. McKelvin was the starting left cornerback for the Eagles defense yesterday.
Early in the practice yesterday, Huff was open on a crossing route and Sam Bradford put pass on the money. The ball hit Huff’s hands, he bobbled it and was trying to secure it. Unfortunately, when he tried to pull it back in McKelvin arrived and pulled it loose. It should have been a catch, but it became an incompletion.
A few plays later, Huff tried to run a deep comeback toward the sideline on McKelvin, but the veteran cornerback stepped in with the Bradford pass on the way and knocked it down.
Huff couldn’t get any separation from McKelvin on a short curl route. He caught the pass from Bradford, but McKelvin was draped all over him on a short five yard gain.
The one time Huff had McKelvin beat on a go route, Bradford under threw the pass and McKelvin knocked the ball down. It wasn’t a good day yesterday for Huff. He’s trying to put himself in position out play enough of the wideouts in order to get some playing time, when the season starts.