Three things to know: Week two of Eagles OTAs
30 May 2018 Eagles News
For the first time this offseason, the Eagles were outside for practice. And, even though it is just OTAs, yesterday’s practice felt a little different. Here are three things you should know following yesterday’s session.
1. Wentz’s Road to Recovery
Carson Wentz practiced with the team and although he was not a full participant because he is not cleared for team drills yet, he was a participant in individual drills. When the Eagles went to team drills, Wentz went off on his own and ran sprints.
Carson Wentz throwing again. pic.twitter.com/cmm0NotACL
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) May 29, 2018
Wentz looks really good and he looks determined to be back on the field by week one. Lucky for him, he already looks like he’ll be ready for training camp and he stills has three full months until the opener.
2. Dallas Goedert shines
Dallas Goedert showed his full potential yesterday. After yesterday’s practice, we have a little more insight into the Eagles thinking when drafting him. Goedert lined up as the second tight end, showing off his route running and pass catching.
Rookie TE Dallas Goedert is having a solid day. Making catches in traffic. Running good routes working the middle of field. #Eagles Very sure handed pass catcher.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) May 29, 2018
Goedert and Zach Ertz are going to be an extremely difficult tandem to defend against. Goedert is only going to get better as he adjusts to the league. Right now, it is very early, but he looks the part for sure.
3. Linebacker situation
The Eagles were left in a bit of a predicament when they released linebacker Mychal Kendricks last week, as well as losing linebacker Paul Worrilow to an injury. Everyone expects newly signed linebacker Corey Nelson to be a starter, but yesterday, Nate Gerry, as well as Kamu Grugier-Hill, are going to get their shot.
Nate Gerry and Kamu Grugier-Hill getting some reps as the first team nickel LBs. #Eagles
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) May 29, 2018
This is definitely going to be the position group to watch heading into training camp. The Eagles roster is pretty much figured out already, except for at linebacker.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Chris Szagola