Knee discomfort ends practice early for McCoy

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Knee discomfort ends practice early for McCoy

May 20, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Another 20 periods of Eagles camp practice is in the books.

On Monday, reporters were allowed to watch coach Chip Kelly’s organized team activity (OTA) for just the second time. The next practice open to the media won’t be until next Tuesday.

Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy retreated to the sidelines later in practice and had his knee examined. McCoy didn’t return but didn’t appear to be seriously injured.

Aside from that, the obvious take from Monday’s camp was the continued splitting of first-team quarterback reps between Mike Vick and Nick Foles. Last Monday, Vick started off as the first-team quarterback before giving way to Foles. This time, Foles got the first reps with the starting offense before Vick took over (we'll have more on that later).

Last week, Vick seemingly took more first-team reps than Foles, though Kelly said they were close to 50-50. This time, to the naked eye, it appeared that Foles took more first-team reps than Vick did, but the percentage was probably very close again. Rookie Matt Barkley led the third team and veteran Dennis Dixon picked up the scraps.

Some other observations from Monday’s practice:

• Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, left tackle Jason Peters, cornerback Cary Williams and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland each missed practiced because of flight delays stemming from the severe weather problems across the country. Peters was replaced by Ed Wang, Cox was replaced by Clifton Geathers, Williams had his spot held down by Curtis Marsh and Stoutland had his duties replaced by assistant offensive line coach Greg Austin.

• Rehabbing center Jason Kelce is still limited at practice and isn’t participating in team drills.

• The musical selection at practice was much different than last Monday’s. It leaned heavily toward the club/techno genre, especially as practice progressed throughout the morning.

• Dennis Kelly continued to play first-team right tackle with rookie Lane Johnson running with the second string.

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