Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GLECKO WILL MAKE TEAM

Jim Johnson provided some stunning news this morning at the NovaCare Complex.

GLECKO WILL MAKE TEAM

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Jim Johnson provided some stunning news this morning at the NovaCare Complex.

"A guy by the name of Glecko" is going to be the Eagles' fourth defensive tackle, the defensive coordinator said before practice.

Scour the roster all you want, you won't find a guy by the name of Glecko, but we're pretty sure that Johnson just hasn't learned how to properly pronounce veteran defensive tackle Dan Klecko's name yet. That doesn't mean Klecko hasn't caught the defensive coordinator's eye.

"He looks pretty good to me," Johnson said. "He had a good game the other night and he's had a great camp. He's got such great quickness and good football sense and he loves to play. He's a high-motor guy."

Klecko, a sixth-year veteran from Temple whose father Joe was a four-time Pro Bowler with the New York Jets, wasn't the least bit concerned about Johnson's mispronunciation of his name.

"Jim can call me whatever he wants," Klecko said. "He's the boss. I'm not going to call him out on it."

Klecko and rookie Trevor Laws will open the season as the backup defensive tackles behind Brodrick Bunkley and Mike Patterson, but that still leaves Johnson and the coaching staff with some difficult decisions to be made at defensive end before Saturday's final cut.

Seven defensive ends -- Trent Cole, Juqua Parker, Victor Abiamiri, Darren Howard, Bryan Smith, Chris Clemons and Jerome McDougle -- remain on the roster and it's possible they could keep six of them.

CURTIS SPEAKS. Receiver Kevin Curtis made his first appearance in the locker room this morning since undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a sports hernia. He said he is confined to walking in the embryonic stages of his rehab from the surgery and there's no set timetable for his return.

Dr. William Meyers, who performed the surgery, told Curtis he should not compare his surgery or recovery time to other players who have been through the same or similar procedures.

"Each injury is different," Curtis said. "They're not all exactly the same. There are different time frames, so I'm not trying to compare myself to other injuries. I'm going by how I feel and I'm going to get back as soon as possible."

 

 

 

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