Friday, July 31, 2015

'Mild' hamstring strain for Samuel

The Eagles said an MRI showed corner Asante Samuel's hamstring strain to be mild. No one got hurt this morning, and with the p.m. practice moved indoors by thunder and lightning, there's a good chance the team will finish the day unscathed. Nothing new with Shawn Andrews, by the way.

'Mild' hamstring strain for Samuel

Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel has been diagnosed with a ´mild´ hamstring strain. (Rich Schultz/AP)
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel has been diagnosed with a 'mild' hamstring strain. (Rich Schultz/AP)

   Asante Samuel once again seemed to be walking normally -- with a bounce in his step, even -- as he left the locker room at lunchtime and clambered aboard Lito Sheppard's 4x4 Ford pickup, which sits almost far enough off the ground to require one of those blinking lights that warn approaching aircraft.

 The Phillies' 'Sammy'    The Eagles announced that Samuel (do we know him well enough yet to call him 'Sammy'? And would any of the three prominent Philly athletes who have carried that nickname, pictured here, mind if we did?)  has a mild hamstring strain and is day-to-day, after an MRI test Sunday morning.

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             Meanwhile, Eagles president Joe Banner said nothing is new with wayward guard Shawn Andrews, who was scheduled to meet with agent Rich Moran Saturday. Moran had not returned a call from your Eagletarian at this posting.


      * Sean Considine "blew up" fullback Jason Davis on an inside run.

      * Brian Westbrook followed a block from right guard Max Jean-Gilles into the wide open spaces. Safety J.R. Reed tried to run Westbrook down but couldn't, as No. 36 scampered about 60 yards for a "touchdown."

      * Nice hit on running back Ryan Moats by rookie safety Will Demps

      * Running back Lorenzo Booker made a nifty grab of a long pass from Kevin Kolb in 7-on-7 work.

      * In that same drill, Kolb failed to see an open receiver deep and was the object of fans' derision when he dumped the ball short to wideout Bam Childress.

         * A pass volleyballed off the hands of new tight end Kris Wilson -- not the first time that has happened. Or the second.

         * Donovan McNabb and wideout Reggie Brown combined for a nice sideline completion over Considine.

         *Corner Joselio Hanson ran down Westbrook on a screen.

         * Undersized d-tackle Dan Klecko looked good clogging the middle against the third-team offensive line. Klecko drew postpractice acknowledgement from defensive line coach Pete Jenkins.

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