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Eagles Joint Practices with Patriots

(Philadelphia) On Thursday, August 8, 2013 from NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles continued their 1st Training Camp under Chip Kelly with a 3 day joint practices with the New England Patriots; who the Eagles will play to open the preseason. before practice started the Eagles announced that  Tackle Dennis Kelly had surgery on his back & out for the rest of the preseason. LeSean McCoy returned to Practice after minor knee injury suffered in practice on Wednesday. Other Eagles who were not in practice was Jason Peters, Cary Williams, Antonio Dixon and Ed Wang. Both teams would work on their separate drills against each other. Latter on in practice, the Eagles & Patriots worked on special teams & 2 minute drill. Nick Foles, Mike Vick & Matt Barkley each took turns running the 2 minute drill in diving the team down the field to kick a field goal or the go a head touchdown. Tom Brady, Tim Tebow & Ryan Mallett did the same thing on the Eagles Defense

After Practice Chip Kelly announced the following regards to 1st Preseason game vs. Patriots:

  • Michel Vick will start 1st Preseason game  vs. Patriots & Nick Foles will get snaps with the 1st team in 1st quarter
  • Matt Barkley will get action in 2nd & 3rd quarter of 1st Preseason game vs. Patriots
  • Brandon Boykin & Bradley Fletcher will start at Cornerbacks vs. Patriots
  • Nate Allen and Patrick Chung will start at Safety vs. Patriots
  • 1st RD Pick Lane Johnson starts at Right Tackle & Allen Barbre at Left Tackle
  • Nick Foles will start 2nd Preseason game vs. Carolina Panthers on August 15