PHILADELPHIA – More than one hour before the deadline for arrival, all 90 Philadelphia Eagles had reported for training camp.
It's a new era in Philadelphia.
Chip Kelly holds his first full squad practice Friday, and the pads come on Sunday when the team moves over to Lincoln Financial Field and opens the doors to fans. Veterans showed up Thursday ready to go and eager to start fresh after last year's miserable 4-12 finish under Andy Reid.
Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin expressed excitement over playing in Kelly's innovative offense. Defensive players couldn't wait to try out a new 3-4 scheme. There's quite a buzz circulating through camp, which is being held at the team's practice facility in Philadelphia after 17 years at Lehigh University.