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(Credit: Ed Benkin)

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

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By Ed Benkin

Philadelphia (CBS) — The Eagles are getting closer and closer to flying south.

Training camp workouts continued for the Eagles on Sunday. The team will have more workouts on Monday and Tuesday before breaking camp on Wednesday.

One of the injured Eagles who returned to practice was wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who was forced to sit out Thursday’s preseason opener because of a hamstring injury.

“It was frustrating,” said Maclin. “You always want to play in a game but at the same time, you want to be safe. It was frustrating missing the first action against somebody else.”

Maclin was one of several Eagles who have returned from injuries this summer. He said he was glad to see several key players back on the practice field now that the preseason schedule is underway.

“I think it’s good to build that chemistry on both sides of the ball,” Maclin said. “It’s good to get the guys that are going to be out there for the regular season to get that extra work in. This game coming up is the game where we are going to simulate as being the real season.”

The Eagles next preseason game will be on August 20th against the Patriots, and the top unit is expected to get extended work.

While Maclin and several other Eagles are back practicing, defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin remain sidelined.