Eagles Practice Report: Means, Goedert Shine
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles returned to the practice field Tuesday and some interesting developments unfolded.
Carson Wentz continued to work during individual drills with a brace supporting his surgically repaired knee.
The third-year quarterback looked a little less mobile than last week when he wowed onlookers with his ability to move about five months post-ACL and LCL repair. There are ebbs and flows to any rehab from such an injury and the biggest question should be why Wentz is doing so much in May.
Nick Foles continues to handle the first-team work in team drills with Nate Sudfeld and South Jersey native Joe Callahan mixing in from there.
One of the standouts on Tuesday was rookie tight end Dallas Goedert, who wowed at times using his length to create a big target over smaller defensive backs. The lone defender who seemed to give Goedert any problems was lengthy second-year corner Rasul Douglas.
Wendell Smallwood took Donnel Pumphrey's title as the most explosive looking back in the non-padded environment but it remains tough to evaluate any running back in such a situation.
On defense, veteran end Steven Means has always been one of the team's best practice players and that continued on Tuesday as he whipped backup right tackle Taylor Hart on a number of occasions in team drills.
Reserve defensive tackle Aziz Shittu also flashed today, perhaps due to the fact he was playing next Means and the recipient of a significant edge presence.
On the back end, second-year safety Tre Sullivan was wearing the Go-Pro camera on his helmet and it was a good day for it because the Shepherd product made a number of impactful plays, including an interception.
Corner De'Vante Bausby got the first-team work in the slot as nickel back after Jim Schwartz explained there will be rotating at that position to get a feel for everyone. Sidney Jones was handling that role last week during the media's peek at practice.
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