|Shawn Andrews reacts to donning a "Cool Clad" at Eagles practice. The jackets help players get quick relief from the sweltering heat at Lehigh University.|
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
Temperatures pushing 100 degrees make any sort of activity difficult and when they're combined with sweltering humidity levels, football practice is nearly impossible and definitely dangerous. That's why Andy Reid and other coaches spend a good chunk of their time pushing players toward the Cool Clads, fans and water for any sort of cooling with every opportunity.
Among the sweltering, the Eagles have gotten their work in as best as possible. Correll Buckhalter returned to practice and survived a vicious hit by Lito Sheppard. It was one of those moments when you held your breath, but came away satisfied that Buckhalter took a solid hit and didn't crack. Reno Mahe continues to impress, as does young wide receiver Hank Baskett. The two have become fan favorites and have impressed coaches, but still have a long way to go to have any chance of seeing substantial playing time.