L.J. Smith out of Rutgers has shown good blocking within his game, which has caught the attention of the coaches. With Smiths ability to work within the passing game, he may become a vital part of the Eagles offense.
WR Billy McMullen plays faster than his written 40 and his routes are very precise, with strong separation. McMullen worked against CB Lito Sheppard and won the battles on the field.
Head Coach Andy Reed said McMullen played in a similar offense at Virginia and understands the offense scheme well and is quick to understand the plays in which are run.
WR Freddy Mitchell looked good running with first team who replaced WR James Trash and worked against CB Sheldon Brown and did very well.
RB Brian Westbrook has looked great, and the team seems very comfortable and wont miss Brian Mitchell unless injuries become a problem.
Today was the first day Correll Buckhalter worked in pads, he looked tentative in first day of pads since being injured last year. Buckhalter is on his way to trying to get back into playing shape, but it may be a lengthy recovery.
Adam Caplan of footballinjuries.com.
Caplan appears on ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio 920 in Philadelphia as an NFL analyst. He also is a regular contributor as an NFL analyst for the TFY Draft Preview.