Covid Slows Birds As Camp Opens
Kelce Withheld From First Practice; Cox, Harris Open Camp As Limited Participants
When the Philadelphia Eagles took the field for the first training camp practice of 2022 on Wednesday morning, the team’s iron man and longtime captain Jason Kelce was notably absent.
Kelce, the All-Pro center, was one of several Eagles progressing from recovery from COVID-19, per the team. He eventually came out to the field but didn’t participate in practice. Also progressing from Covid are defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and, safety Anthony Harris and undrafted rookie wide receiver Keric Wheatfall, the team reported.
Cox and Harris were limited at practice.
The only other player listed on the injury report was wide receiver Zach Pascal (illness), who was also limited.
The team otherwise is mostly healthy entering training camp. Tight ends Tyree Jackson and Richard Rodgers and offensive tackle Brett Toth all opened camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Jackson and Toth are coming off ACL surgeries, while the veteran Rodgers’ injury wasn’t disclosed.
The Eagles also made a few roster moves entering camp, signing tight end Jaeden Graham, center Cameron Tom, and wide receiver Lane Lenoir. The team also released offensive tackle Jarrid Williams.
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com