Eagles in the a.m.

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- DeSean Jackson and fellow skill-position players LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin stayed free from drama in Lehigh this year, writes Jeff McLane:

But the "Young Guns" drifted under the radar the last three weeks - as much as three of the most popular Eagles could. And that was a positive considering the unrest that was taking place elsewhere.

- Phillip Hunt, who appeared slow in his transition from the CFL last year, is now taking snaps with the first-team defense and has put himself in good position to make the 53-man roster:  

This is another way of indicating that Hunt is not in Manitoba anymore. He's with the Eagles, and in recent days, he's been with the first-team defense during training camp practices.

- The Eagles didn't have the best camp from a football perspective and endured a tragic camp from a non-football perspective, yet coach Andy Reid still leaves feeling better about 2012 than 2011, writes Bob Ford:

As was the case a year ago, when the lockout ended and the Eagles appeared to have constructed a miracle overnight, the mood among the organization is one of confidence. Hopefully, there is more to it than misplaced optimism this time.

- Nnamdi Asomugha missed practice after a collision but does not need to worry about a concussion, writes Jeff McLane: 

The cornerback did not have any concussion symptoms, did not lose consciousness, and was suffering from only whiplash symptoms and a lacerated lip, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday.

- In the final installment of "Live from Lehigh," the Eagles leave Lehigh in their rear-view mirrors

After 35 practices over 24 days, training camp concluded Tuesday afternoon, and a caravan of expensive cars raced down the Northeast Extension toward Philadelphia.


More than likely, you can expect a quiet day in Eagles news. Camp is officially breaking in Lehigh and moving back to the NovaCare Complex, and the players have a scheduled day off. Barring any player movement, today will be a slow day for the Eagles before three consecutive days of practice. Make sure to monitor Birds' Eye View throughout the day, though, for some updates and analysis on the team.