The Eagles have a rookie camp going on this week. There isn't any huge news, but here are some nuggets of possible interest:
* Macho Harris is playing CB.
* Nate Allen is playing FS and looks healthy.
* Marlin Jackson participated. He moved well at times, but still looked tentative at other times. (updated from earlier comment)
* Max Jean-Gillis is participating. You may recall that he missed mini-camp while recovering from lap band surgery. It'll be interesting to see what Max has to say.
* LBs Moise Fokou and Joe Mays are there. Some "young vets" are allowed in so they can get extra reps.
SPRINGS A TARGET?
The Pats cut CB Shawn Springs yesterday. According to the Boston Herald, he failed a physical and that's why he was cut. The Eagles need a CB and saw him plenty in his days with Washington. Any interest? Very doubtful. Springs was brought in for a FA visit last year before he signed with New England. The Eagles didn't make him an offer. My understanding is that the Eagles were more curious than genuinely interested at that time. After a mediocre year and failed physical it isn't likely that the team will be hot on his trail. Some fans will wonder about passing on him, but really...is Springs a real answer or upgrade? He used to be a terrific CB, but that a few years back. He's now 35 years old. You can bet that Pro Personnel Director Louis Riddick and his staff evaluated Springs this year. If they truly feel he can help, the Eagles will go after him. I just don't see that happening. Springs might still be a big name, but he doesn't have the game to back it up anymore.
Tim Yotter of Vikings Update has a report up about OG Chester Pitts, who is currently rehabbing from a knee injury. The Eagles are one of five teams to show interest in Pitts. He played LT in college, but spent most of his time with the Texans at LG. Solid veteran player, but nothing special. Here's the key quote:
“I originally took three trips – Detroit, San Fran and Seattle – and they’re all actually still in the mix, and then Philly and Minnesota actually called last week and said, ‘If you’re ready on the 15th, we’re going to work you out and we have a place for you,’” Pitts told Sirius. “For me, I’m 85 percent, I’m pushing at 90 but I don’t like to say I’m at 90 because I’m not quite there yet. But I’ll be 100 percent (in) probably six weeks. So I have about a two-week cushion to get it as healthy and get as strong as I can get it.”
Pitts indicated that Seattle is probably in the lead for his services. Interesting that the Eagles are checking him out. With uncertainty about Max and his surgery, the Eagles would probably like to have an insurance policy in place.
MORE CHALK TALK
Les Bowen posted some more nuggets from the recent Chalk Talk with the Eagles coaches. Some interesting stuff.