Doug Pederson Looks Ahead To Live Hitting At Eagles Camp – Philadelphia Eagles News

Doug Pederson Looks Ahead To Live Hitting At Eagles Camp – Philadelphia Eagles News

Over 23,000 fans came out to see the Eagles take the field at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday morning for the team’s first Open Practice, which was also Military Appreciation Day presented by Dietz and Watson. Following the practice, players gave their jerseys to military members in honor of their service.

“It’s great. … This is a great experience for our players our coaches, our young players, to experience this atmosphere before we start playing these preseason games coming up in a week,” head coach Doug Pederson said prior to practice.

“Great environment. It’s great to have the military here today. Appreciate everything that they do, the men and women who serve our country. It’s exciting to get a chance to meet them and have our guys on the field for the first time.”

Pederson also provided injury updates on cornerback Randall Goforth, defensive end Alex McCalister, and defensive tackle Elijah Qualls. He announced Qualls (groin) would be unavailable for practice while McCalister (hamstring) was listed as day to day. During Friday’s practice, Goforth went down while making a play on the ball against wide receiver Paul Turner during the team’s 7-on-7 drill resulting in a season-ending knee injury.

“It’s unfortunate, but it is a knee. It is an ACL injury. It’s a disappointing injury for him as a young player,” Pederson revealed.

Here’s what else Pederson shared with the media.

On what he hopes to see during live practice on Tuesday: “Well, again, the biggest thing and the main thing is we want to keep conditioning our players with the physical nature of contact. Obviously, come away healthy, but at…

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