Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy New Season!

Thanks to Les Bowen's computer aide, I'm going to be able to blog the same thing he just blogged here at Lehigh University, where we're watching rookies, selected veterans and two notable former players check into their dorm rooms

Happy New Season!

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Thanks to Les Bowen's computer aide, I'm going to be able to blog the same thing he just blogged here at Lehigh University, where we're watching rookies, selected veterans and two notable former players check into their dorm rooms

As training camp moments go, the rookie reporting date is always a special one. Who will have a hyperbaric chamber? Will Jeremy Maclin report with the other rookies? Will we have to dodge a violent thunderstorm?

The most notable veteran to check in so far was guard Stacy Andrews, who is here early after spending the offseason rehabilitating from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The big question is whether he'll be able to line up with the rest of the offense when the team starts hitting Friday.

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"I'm not exactly sure," Andrews said. "I'm going to push it and see how it feels when the time comes."

He said he would have to get clearance from trainer Rick Burkholder in order to hit.

"I wouldn't say I'm 100 percent right now, but I'm a lot better than I was in June," Andrews said.

Eagles president Joe Banner said earlier this week that the Eagles may be cautious with Andrews' return.

As for Maclin, he still was unsigned as of 4 p.m. today and there was no word from the Eagles or his agent Jim Steiner about how negotiations were going. Players have until 6:30 p.m. to check in.

There were two surprise arrivals at camp this afternoon. One was former receiver Todd Pinkston and the other was former defensive end Brandon Whiting. Both were here as intern coaches for training camp.

Pinkston's last game with the Eagles was the team's Super Bowl loss to New England. He ruptured his Achilles' tendon in training camp the following year and never played in the NFL again.

"I try not to think about it," Pinkston said of both the Super Bowl and the career-ending injury. 

Whiting, meanwhile, played his final game with the Eagles a year earlier when the team lost to Carolina in the NFC championship game. That offseason he went to the San Francisco 49ers in the infamous Terrell Owens trade.

"That had interesting ramifications for both sides," Whiting said.

For the record, the violent thunderstorm has arrived as I type this final sentence.

Happy New Season!

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