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kolb2 getty Select Vets, Rookies Report to Eagles Camp Monday

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KYW’s Mike Dougherty reports that Eagles rookies and select veterans must report to training camp at Lehigh University Monday for the first workout on Tuesday.

The remainder of the team will join them later this week for the first full-squad practice on Saturday.

For the Birds, the future is now. Arguably the best quarterback in franchise history, Donovan McNabb, is history in Philadelphia. For the first time since 1999, someone other than number five will be taking the bulk of the first team reps at camp, as fourth-year veteran Kevin Kolb takes the reins of Andy Reid’s pass-happy west coast offense.

Kolb has an arsenal of explosive weapons at his disposal, and he has high expectations of both himself and his supporting cast.  Number one target, DeSean Jackson, has already spoken out publically about how confident he is in the new signal caller.

Wideout Jeremy Maclin and running back LeSean McCoy are entering their second season in the NFL and are looking to build on solid rookie campaigns. Both players have serious talent and big-play ability.

There are also a few new faces in town. Running back Mike Bell came over from the Super Bowl winning Saints and is expected to help with goal line and short yardage duties. Outside linebacker Ernie Sims escaped the doldrums in Detroit to play along side MLB Stuart Bradley.

This year’s rookie crop is headlined by former Michigan sack master Brandon Graham (first round) and South Florida safety Nate Allen (second round), but both players were still unsigned.

Stay tuned to KYW Newsradio 1060 for Eagles training camp updates in sports at :15 and :45 past the hour.

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