Eagles C Jason Kelce is "fully recovered" from last year's MCL tear and partially torn MCL.
Kelce was limited at minicamp, but has been medically cleared and will be a full-go for training camp. Now a third-year player, the Eagles believe Kelce is ascending and an ideal athletic fit for Chip Kelly's up-tempo offensive attack.
CSN Philly refers to the Eagles' quarterback competition as "probably the most fluid position battle on the roster."
In a projected depth chart, beat writer Goeff Mosher lists "Nick Foles/Mike Vick" as the starter and "Mike Vick/Nick Foles" as the backup. Many Philly writers truly believe Foles is a realistic candidate to start despite his oddball fit in coach Chip Kelly's offense. Then again, we don't know exactly what kind of offense Kelly will run. Either way, Kelly vows it will play to his signal caller's strengths.
Eagles OLB Brandon Graham practiced as the second-team left outside linebacker behind Connor Barwin for most of the spring.
The LOLB in new coordinator Bill Davis' defense is a "Joker" type role with the player moving all around the formation pre-snap to disguise defensive intentions. It's a bit of an odd job for Graham, who is a ferocious pass rusher but does little else well. At this point, Graham isn't looking like a Week 1 starter.
PhillyMag.com reports that Trent Cole's role with the Eagles is "still to be determined."
Cole has been working with the first-team defense at outside linebacker during OTAs, but hasn't been used exclusively in that role and will also see playing time at defensive end in four-man fronts. The Eagles are also asking Brandon Graham to convert to linebacker, likely as a backup to Connor Barwin.
Eagles signed fourth-round QB Matt Barkley to a four-year contract.
Barkley has reportedly been impressive in his month-and-a-half with the Eagles. He's displayed "fantastic accuracy," but NFL.com's Albert Breer also noted that there's a "sizable gap" in arm strength between Barkley and Michael Vick. Coach Chip Kelly has stressed that accuracy is the main thing he's looking for in a quarterback. Barkley seems to have a legitimate shot at earning the starting job, but we'll find out a lot more in training camp and preseason action.
Eagles LT Jason Peters was arrested on Wednesday for drag racing and resisting a police officer by flight.
Peters and another sedan were caught drag racing at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. When the police attempted to stop them, the sedan pulled over but Peters tried to flee. The report states Peters hit speeds in excess of 100 mph as he attempted to escape, but was unsuccessful. The arrest will surely be a headache for Peters off the field, but shouldn't cause him to miss any time on it.
DeSean Jackson said the competition between Michael Vick and Nick Foles has been "pretty even" so far.
Jackson doesn't seem to think coach Chip Kelly is leaning one way or the other. "Vick and Foles have been switching off first team, second team," he said. Note that Jackson didn't even include rookie Matt Barkley in the competition. Despite pleas from Vick and D-Jax for a starter to be named before camp, we're not expecting Kelly to tip his hand until mid-August.