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Eagles: Change Is The Theme At Chip Kelly’s OTAs

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By Ed Benkin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles kicked off another round of OTAs in South Philadelphia, and c the theme under new head coach Chip Kelly continues to be “change.”

Change is something players such as Trent Cole are embracing.

“There is nothing wrong with change after having the season we had last year,” said Cole.  “It’s a new team and I’m enjoying myself out here.  It’s new.  Everybody loves new.”

The players continue to try and catch up with Chip Kelly’s fast-paced system.  For the five quarterbacks on the roster, it means making the most out of their reps on the field.  Michael Vick believes the quarterbacks are settling each more and more each day.

“It’s still a challenge each and every day,” Vick said.  “As far as us going out and being able to play, I think it’s getting easier for all of the quarterbacks.  We just go out there and try to take it one play at a time, but the comfort level is there.”

The changes for the Eagles include a tight end getting snaps with the defense.  Clay Harbor welcomed the opportunity to show off his versatility.

“It’s just something the coaches asked me to do,” said Harbor.  “There’s not many 6-foot-3, 250-something-pound guys that can run well.  They just want some looks for emergency situations and versatile purposes.”

One of the biggest tests for the new coaching staff was getting the players to buy into their method of coaching.  So far, they coaches appeared to have succeeded.

“I’ve been in the league for nine years now,” Cole said.  “I’ve got to get my mind mentally ready to start back over again.  I have to wipe the slate clean.”

The workouts will continue through Wednesday.

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