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Graham Picks Kolb for the Play of the Day



    Graham Picks Kolb for the Play of the Day

    Eagles rookie Brandon Graham had one of the more memorable moments at Lehigh Tuesday when he picked off Kevin Kolb’s screen pass and returned it for a score.

    The pick was during 11-on-11 drills and was just the latest impressive play from the Birds’ No. 1 pick.

    "(Brent Celek) pushed off of me and rolled behind me, and I just stuck with him in there and it ended up coming right in my hands," Graham said afterwards.

    There were plenty of other notable moments from morning practice at training camp:

    Celek made some impressive grabs including one over top of first-year linebacker Jamar Chaney that made the rookie look the part.

    Asante Samuel had his trash talk going at midseason form. At least he’s out there practicing and he even made a nice open field tackle.

    Of course Samuel was also on the receiving end of a monster block by wideout Jason Avant. Samuel was clobbered by Avant on a Kolb to DeSean Jackson quick pass on what may have been the play of the day if it wasn’t for Graham’s quick hands.

    Mike McGlynn stepped up to center for the first team during drills. He looked fairly comfortable in place of Nick Cole.

    "McGlynn has a great opportunity right here, and he’s making the most of it," said offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. "He’s had some excellent plays, and as you know, as center, he kind of runs the show up front."

    Rookie safety Kurt Coleman looked impressive again including almost grabbing a shoestring pick.

    On the notable no show list was kicker David Akers who sat out for the second-straight day with what the team describes as a “heel contusion.” He is listed as day to day, said the Eagles.

    And Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik -- one of the leader’s of the Birds’ 1960 championship team -- was on the sidelines and even shared a moment with coach Andy Reid after practice.