Eagles Training Camp Winding Down
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles inched closer to the end of training camp on Monday with a non-padded, 10/10/10 practice, a day after their final open practice at Lincoln Financial Field.
Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft, missed his third straight day of practice with a hairline fracture in his ribs suffered in last Thursday's preseason-opening win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Joining Wentz on the sidelines Monday were wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring) and defensive tackle Mike Martin (knee).
Matthews, Kendricks and Martin all missed the victory over the Bucs and it looks like each will again be on the shelf for this Thursday's contest in Pittsburgh. Matthews, in fact, has already been ruled out until at least the third preseason game.
Undrafted rookie Paul Turner continued to get additional reps with the first-team on Monday at receiver and will likely mix in with Nelson Agholor, Rueben Randle, Chris Givens and Josh Huff as the Eagles try to generate some production from what has been a very disappointing group.
Veteran Najee Goode has been Kendricks' replacement at weak-side linebacker while Aaron Grymes has been elevated to the second-team at cornerback in Mills' sted opposite Eric Rowe. Leodis McKelvin, Nolan Carroll and Ron Brooks continue to be Philadelphia's top three cornerbacks.
As for Martin, the Eagles are nor required to report on injuries until the regular season but the longer he is out of the lineup brings up some worries because the free-agent signee is coming off an ACL injury with Tennessee last season.
The Eagles final training-camp practice is set for Tuesday morning at the NovaCare Complex and is expected to be a full-scale, padded session.
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