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Hitters Ahead of Pitchers at Eagles Camp

BETHLEHEM -- Kind of a dull-edged, soggy morning at Lehigh, with an extensive list of players who weren't able to practice because of injury.

Hitters Ahead of Pitchers at Eagles Camp

Defensive end Phillip Hunt looked good in practice. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Defensive end Phillip Hunt looked good in practice. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

BETHLEHEM -- Kind of a dull-edged, soggy morning at Lehigh, with an extensive list of players who weren't able to practice because of injury.

We're getting to that time in training camp; players are physically and mentally tired. They're nursing dings from game action last Thursday, against the Ravens.

Consequently, Juan Castillo's defense seemed to have more juice today than Marty Mornhinweg's offense. DE Phillip Hunt, the former CFL star, had another strong morning as he tries to win a roster spot.

"I think I'm out here to grind and show the coaches and the players I'm a great guy to have on their side," Hunt said. "Every day being here, it's just a blessing. I don't want to leave."

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Right tackle Ryan Harris again sat out with back spasms. The same affliction kept DT Antonio Dixon off the field. Rookie LB Greg Lloyd Jr. has a high ankle sprain, the Eagles said, which would seem to really complicate the seventh-round pick's bid to make the team. (Practice squad? IR?)

Jamaal Jackson, who missed Saturday with knee tendinitis, was back in action, though Jason Kelce did most of the center work during 1-on-1 line drills.

DE Juqua Parker (calf) worked out after practice with DT Mike Patterson (brain AVM).

Funniest line of the day: Kurt Coleman lines up wrong on kickoff. Bobby April asks him what's wrong. Michigan alum Jason Avant answers: "He went to Ohio State, coach."

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said he never blitzed in Arizona, but you would never have known it by the way he zoomed in on Vince Young, who tried to escape but was dead meat.  That doesn't happen much to Young. Nnamdi Asomugha said later that DRC is the fastest defensive player he's ever seen. The DRC-DeSean Jackson footrace might serve as an Olympic qualifier, if it ever happens.

And that corner blitz with DRC is something the Eagles might wanna try in a game.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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