Snapshots From Training Camp

Sunshine gets scrappy, Eldra Buckley goes full Fabio, and rookies start slackin' on their hazing: this is Eagles training camp.

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Life is more fulfilling, food tastes better, and Riley Cooper's hair is even more womanly glossy in the afternoon sun: football is finally back, and won't leave us for another six months. This particular football isn't going to leave Riley Cooper, despite Joselio Hanson's best effort at the Eagles' training camp at Lehigh University.
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Also Lehigh: whoever brought soccer balls to football practice. Trevard Lindley does his best Iker Casillas in Bethlehem.
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Jamar Chaney employed the Russian Tom Sawyer Doll method of surviving rookie hazing: tasked with carrying Omar Gaither's pads, he passed them off to someone even more junior to himself. And this boy will shortly pass them off to a baby, who'll then assign them to Andy Dick's career.
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The gleam of insatiable madness in the eyes, the outstretched, groping hand: Andy Reid's back in his element.
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Max Jean-Gilles suffered dehydration Sunday afternoon thanks to having undergone lap band surgery during the offseason. "I can't pump liquids like I want to," he said. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, Max. Push through.
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They like big balls and they can lie on them: Mike McGlynn and Dallas Reynolds stretch the limits of rubber's ability to contain air after Sunday morning's training session. Camp lasts until August 17; the balls are listed day-to-day.
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We regret to inform you that, having seen this picture of running back Eldra Buckley, you are now pregnant.
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Winston Justice and rookie defensive end Brandon Graham grapple at practice Sunday. "Me and Winston talked before practice," Graham said. "I told him yesterday I got him a couple good times, but today he was just like 'I got you.' We go back and forth. I just like the competition."
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How do you know your training camp is working? FIGHTS! Steward Bradley does his sort-of best to separate Riley Cooper and Ellis Hobbs after Hobbs was thrown to the ground while walking away from a play.
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"Ellis is like 110 pounds," Bradley said, hilariously. "You've got to stick up for him." Bet he appreciates that, too.
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