1. The QB Is Happy With The First Full-Team Practice
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) July 27, 2017
Following Thursday’s practice, cornerback Rasul Douglas spent a significant time on the field with Eagles Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins.
“I asked him if he could watch me a little bit, tell me what he sees going on, and after practice go through the things I messed up on,” the rookie third-round pick said. “He’s just making sure I stay low every time I backpedal, every time I break I’m always low because 6-2, 6-plus guys always want to stand up. It’s great to have one of the best to ever play the game give you feedback.”
Wide receiver Jordan Matthews has made it a habit getting open as he is the franchise’s all-time leader in catches in a player’s first three seasons with 225. He was the same way coming off the field after a two-hour practice, plus another half-hour on the JUGS machine getting ready for a critical 2017 season. Matthews missed most of the spring practices with a knee injury, but was a full participant on Thursday. He is “optimistic” that the issue will not linger into the season.
Matthews also dismissed the notion that his absence in the spring was related to his contract. He is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
“I believe that when you go to work, you’ll end up seeing the fruits of your labor and get paid,” Matthews said. “I would never sit out to try and force…