Training Camp Roundup – Day 4

Posted: August 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Training Camp Roundup – Day 4

I’m late with this so we’ll keep it a bit short. The Eagles had a very light day on Wednesday so it was good for them to get back to a full practice on Thursday. Once again, the young WRs stood out.

No one has been sensational, but Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins have all showed big time speed and the ability to make plays. That is exactly the kind of youth/speed infusion that the Eagles offense needed.

These guys will have to prove they can do it in real games of course, but this is an encouraging start for a team that has struggled to develop athletic receivers in recent years.


Jimmy Kempski

Bo Wulf / Zach Berman

Jeff McLane


Watkins and Reagor have been ahead of Hightower to this point, but Hightower had the best showing on Thursday. He beat Darius Slay on one rep, showing the ability to get a clean release. Hightower used his speed to get quick separation. He had several impressive plays and looked good.

Jimmy pointed out that Reagor mainly caught short passes, but that is important because of his RAC ability. The Eagles struggled with RAC yards last year. The receivers weren’t athletic and just didn’t have much ability after the catch. Reagor can be dynamic when the ball is in his hands. Great point from Jimmy that seeing him work on short throws is important. This offense needs more RAC yards.


J.J. Arcega-Whiteside had his most active day of practice. He’s been dealing with an injury and that has limited him. JJAW was a full-go on Thursday and looked good.

He spoke with the media and we got some good news. JJAW was open in talking about his need to improve after a bad rookie season. Some guys are delusional and don’t want to admit any issues. JJAW knows he stunk and is doing something about it. Admitting you’ve got a problem is half the battle. You aren’t going to get better if you think you’re doing just fine. One of the ways he improved…instead of dropping passes, he dropped a few pounds.

It is easy to rip JJAW for 2019, but he is a talented player and it would help the Eagles for him to fix his issues and become an effective part of the offense. He doesn’t need to be great to help this team.


Bo Wulf announced his camp crush is DB Elijah Riley, a rookie from Army. Riley did have a pick on Thursday. Bo has talked about how fluid and athletic Riley looks on the field. If Bo is right, I will give him zero credit. If Riley is a bust, I will not let Bo hear the end of it.


DE Shareef Miller continues to make plays. Like JJAW, he had a rookie year to forget. Miller didn’t bury his head in the sand. He’s competing this year and is making plays every day.


K’Von Wallace has started to make plays. He’s #5 on the safety depth chart for now, but he’s doing what he can to impress the coaches. The Eagles could have four solid safeties in Jalen Mills, Rodney McLeod, Will Parks and Wallace. That would be a nice change. Depth has been an issue the past couple of years.

Marcus Epps is ahead of Wallace for now, but I don’t expect that to last for long.


Jason Peters got his most action at RG. It is important for him to get as many reps as possible. He knows how to play, but moving to RG will be a challenge even for a veteran like JP.


Why add Fulgham? He’s got size at 6-2, 215. Most of the Eagles receivers were a bit on the small or light side. I’m guessing they wanted a bit more size to add to the mix.

The team might have had a high grade on Fulgham coming out of college. Could just be a player they’ve always liked.


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