Reporting Ed Benkin
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By Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles’ time at Lehigh is winding down.
The team went through another round of workouts on Monday, and will practice again on Tuesday before breaking camp on Wednesday. Rookie Fletcher Cox talked about how he’s handled the pressure of being a first round pick as well as the grind of training camp. “I set a daily goal,” said Cox. “I’ve got a goal each day. I don’t look past that one day. That’s what’s getting me through this camp.”
The Eagles will resume workouts in South Philadelphia on Thursday as they prepare for their next preseason game on Monday, August 20th at New England. Defensive End Trent Cole is looking forward to the next game after missing the preseason opener. “We’re progressing like any other team,” Cole said. “We’ve just got to keep tweaking things. We have some guys who are injured right now and once everybody is fully recovered, it’s going to get better from there.”
Meanwhile, the battle continues for the starting left tackle spot after Demetress Bell was demoted in favor of King Dunlap over the weekend. Center Jason Kelce believes the move may be serving as a motivational tactic for Bell. “He knows that if he doesn’t get it corrected that he’s not going to be playing,” said Kelce. “I think that’s very influential factor in trying to get someone to try harder and play better.”