By Michael Donovan
This afternoon’s Eagles practice will be the first session of this year’s training camp featuring the full Eagles squad.
Veterans reported for camp on Wednesday and, with the exception of Ryan Mathews, who was placed on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury suffered while training, every player on the Eagles’ roster will take the field.
Thursday’s practice will also have another interesting characteristic – it’s the first ”10-10-10” practice of the year for the Eagles.
This practice format, which the Eagles had previously used during the Andy Reid era, cycles through 10 offensive plays, 10 defensive plays and 10 minutes of special teams work.
During the offensive plays, the offense will be set up to succeed on every play, meaning the defense will back off a bit so the offense can see how each play is designed to work in its best-case scenario.
During the defense’s 10 plays, the offense will allow the called play on defense to work to perfection. Finally, special teams will take the field for 10 minutes of work. That cycle will repeat during the length of the practice session.