Training Camp: Practice highlights and lowlights
The Eagles continued training camp on Monday with a mix of 1-on-1, 7-on-7, 11-on-11 and full-contact 11-on-11 matchups. Here are some of the best and worst plays from the day.
• Ron Johnson, who would later suffer a dislocated right ankle (see story)
, caught a deep ball from rookie quarterback Nick Foles early on in the 1-on-1 passing drills with Joselio Hanson in coverage.
• Second-year receiver Mardy Gilyard caught a deep ball from Foles down the left sideline in 1-on-1s despite safety Kurt Coleman diving and grabbing the back of his jersey as the ball came down.
• Wide receiver Chad Hall made a cutback move that faked out safety Tom Nelson on a pass to the right from Mike Kafka during 1-on-1s.
• Lined up against Coleman to the left during 1-on-1s, LeSean McCoy ran a comeback route 10 yards down field and caught a perfect pass from Michael Vick that was waiting for him as soon as he turned around.
• On the first play of 11-on-11s, Kafka completed a pass 25 yards down the middle of the field to tight end Brett Brackett that split Jaiquawn Jarrett, O.J. Atogwe and Jamar Chaney.
• A few plays later, defensive tackle Frank Trotter jumped offside, but the offense played on and Foles found Gilyard down the right sideline for a 40-yard gain to the 2-yard line. Bryce Brown ran the ball in from there two plays later.
• On the first play of 7-on-7s, Nnamdi Asomugha got to flash his cover skills as he stayed with Jeremy Maclin and broke up a pass from Vick down the left sideline.
• Later during 7-on-7s, Vick hit Jason Avant right over his shoulder for a gain of 35 yards. Hanson was the man in coverage.
• Dion Lewis caught a screen pass and turned it into a 16-yard gain. Asomugha made a nice open-field tackle on the play.
• Linebacker Casey Matthews broke through the line in 11-on-11s and tackled rookie running back Bryce Brown for a loss of four yards.
• In 11-on-11s Jackson received a pass from Vick on the left side and juked cornerback Brandon Hughes, who flew past him out of bounds into several media members (see story)
• Jamel Hamler reeled in a 50-yard bomb from Kafka down the right sideline during 7-on-7s.
The not so good
• Two plays after his 50-yard catch, Hamler beat cornerback Trevard Lindley deep down the left sideline and was wide open but Kafka under-threw him by five yards.
• During 11-on-11’s, Brown was open in the middle of the field but dropped a pass from Foles.
• Kafka had a mismatch in 7-on-7s as Lewis was lined up against linebacker Akeem Jordan on the left side. Lewis ran a hitch route to create separation but Kafka misfired and the pass was nearly complete to a reporter on the sideline.
Good and bad
• Rookie defensive end Vinny Curry worked his way around Dennis Kelly and sacked Kafka. The only problem was he took Kafka, who was wearing a no-contact red jersey as all the quarterbacks do, to the ground.