Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Full-contact, full go; injury updates

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles are in their full gear this morning for the first time at training camp. It's go time -- well, at least not for everyone. Cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring), tackle Jason Peters (quad), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (hamstring) and cornerback Macho Harris (ankle) are still not ready to practice. The four are working out with the training staff as they did yesterday.

Full-contact, full go; injury updates

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles are in their full gear this morning for the first time at training camp. It's go time -- well, at least not for everyone. Cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring), tackle Jason Peters (quad), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (hamstring) and cornerback Macho Harris (ankle) are still not ready to practice. The four are working out with the training staff as they did yesterday.

Tackle Shawn Andrews, who had his back tighten up on him after yesterday's conditioning run, is not on the field. He worked out inside yesterday and appears to be doing the same today.

Running back Brian Westbrook (ankle) and defensive end Victor Abiamiri (strained pectoral muscle) continue their rehab work with the Eagles trainers.

UPDATE: During one-one-one drills, Kevin Curtis apparently injured himself. The wide receiver, who had off-season surgery to correct a sports hernia, was matched up with cornerbacker Sheldon Brown and came up lame. Curtis limped off the field not long after and wasn't around for "live" hitting.

UPDATE, PART TWO: Andy Reid said that Curtis had a thigh bruise.

Also, the Eagles announced that the private memorial service for long-time Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will be held on Friday, August 7 at 2 pm. The service will take place inside the West Club of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. At the family’s request, the memorial service will be by invitation only. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, July 28, after a courageous battle with melanoma.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid has canceled both practices scheduled for training camp that day.

Donations made in his honor can be directed to:

Jim Johnson Melanoma Research Fund
c/o Tricia Bruning
Abramson Cancer Center
3535 Market Street
Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA  19104
www.pennmedicine.org\abramson

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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