by Ed Benkin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles are in South Philadelphia going though a round of conditioning workouts.
After meeting with his players over the past few months, this is the first time Chip Kelly has been able to put his players to work. The Eagles won’t be practicing on the field until their first mini-camp in two weeks, but players such as Jason Peters said the team got a taste this week of what to expect when they take the field later this month.
“The workout today was up-tempo,” said Peters. “There were drills and different stuff that we normally don’t do. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be real up-tempo.”
The workouts were significant for Peters, who missed all of the 2012 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon. Peters says he has completely recovered from his injury and is eager to get back on the field in 2013.
“I’m just trying to work to get back where I was before I got hurt,” Peters said. “I really don’t dwell on it or think about it too much. I just want to get back to where I used to be and get some wins.”
While the Eagles will have to wait a little longer to get on the field, Kelly appears to be making a strong impression on players such as Brandon Graham.
“He’s real upbeat,” said Graham. “He’s somebody who’s very confident. He’s got a plan for us. He told us to respect one another. Once we get going, he’ll have a different message. Right now, it’s all about getting started.”
The first mini camp will take place from April 16-18.