Friday, December 26, 2014

Observations from Sunday morning minicamp practice

--The Eagles have switched Michael Gasperson from wide receiver to tight end. They used him a little bit as a tight end in the only game he played last season -- Week 16 v. New Orleans.

Observations from Sunday morning minicamp practice

   --The Eagles have switched Michael Gasperson from wide receiver to tight end. They used him a little bit as a tight end in the only game he played last season -- Week 16 v. New Orleans.

   --Wide receiver Bam Childress is listed on the Eagles' roster as 5-foot-10. But he's not bigger than 5-8. Childress is one of a multitude of people who will get a look as a kickoff returner, along with rookie draft picks DeSean Jackson and Quintin Demps.

   --Jackson looked much better catching punts this morning than he did yesterday. He and Demps have taken all of the punts.

   --Jason Davis has taken all of the first-team reps at fullback, mainly because he knows the offense. Davis will compete against Dan Klecko and undrafted free agent Jed Collins (Washington State) for the starting job.

   --Running back Ryan Moats, who spent all of last season on injured reserve and faces an uphill battle to make the roster, dropped an easy pass in the flat in 11-on-11 work.

   --DeSean Jackson looked good in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. Look for the Eagles to use him on a lot of bubble screens this season.

   --Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said he put Asante Samuel, Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown on the field together this year even against two-wide receiver sets.

   --Sheppard did a nice job of jumping an out-route by wide receiver Reggie Brown in 11-on-11 work. He knocked the pass away and nearly intercepted it.

   --Punter Sav Rocca hit 60-yard missile after 60-yard missile in the morning practice. He also did a good job with end-over-end pooch punts.

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