Jerry Azzinaro


Chip Kelly has one of the NFL’s biggest coaching staffs. In total, he has 23 assistants who serve under him.


They came from big-time colleges, from around the NFL and even from a high school athletic director’s office. They range in age from 25 to 70.


At every practice, whether or not pads are required, Eagles defensive linemen spend at least a portion of the session relentlessly throwing their bodies into a blocking sled.


Here are a few notes from the Eagles' practice on Friday at the NovaCare Complex.


There seems to be one every year, a rookie who goes bypassed in the draft but still manages to outlast several of his drafted peers to make the team.