The Eagles had originally planned for a lighter practice than the preceding days, and they came outside in shells instead of full pads. Considering the original plan, the Eagles' afternoon was not entirely sullied, and there was still work accomplished.
"A lot," safety Nate Allen said. "Mostly mental. Sometimes, you get a bone tossed to you like this, so you take it. But we focused, and we're professionals out there, so we know what to do."
An optimistic player could even say it was a welcomed change of pace, considering the grind of recent days. The Eagles have also lucked out because this was the first practice affected by inclement weather. However, there has been rain - and even heavy storms - for many of the nights the team has camped at Lehigh.
Quote of the day
"This is by far the hardest camp since I've been an Eagle." - running back LeSean McCoy
Number of the day
Nine - the number of linebackers the Eagles have in camp. They traded two linebackers and replaced them with a cornerback and a defensive end. If the Eagles keep six linebackers, they will only need to cut three when the roster is trimmed to 53. That's a relatively small number compared to other position groups.
"The good thing is that it's three groups," defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said. "We usually only work with three groups, and lately we're just working with two groups."
The Eagles have a walk-through at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Practice is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. The offensive linemen are scheduled to sign autographs following the afternoon practice. In the case of inclement weather, practice is moved inside and closed to the public.
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