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Illness Not a Worry for Trio of Eagles



    Illness Not a Worry for Trio of Eagles
    Illness not a worry for trio of Eagles

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Tim Jernigan, Ronald Darby and Nelson Agholor, who all were affected by a bug during the team's week in Minnesota, were all feeling better Saturday and all participated in the team's brief walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium.

    Head coach Doug Pederson told a league-appointed pool reporter after the walkthrough all three players affected by symptoms were fine. Jernigan is the only that missed practice, but he returned to work on Friday.

    After three days of practice at the University of Minnesota, the Eagles held a 30-minute walkthrough Saturday at the stadium where they'll play the Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.

    "It puts it into perspective now," Pederson told pool reporter Kimberly A. Martin of the Washington Post.

    "I think they can see it, when you're on this field and you see everything around the stadium, you can feel it. It puts it all right there for us."

    Pederson said practicing in the stadium allows the players to get the "lay of the land" and "soak it all in."

    Pederson confirmed that Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, his teammate on the Super Bowl-champion 1996 Packers, addressed the team earlier Saturday at the team hotel in Bloomington, but he declined to talk about Favre's message.  

    Earlier in the day, the Patriots gathered at the stadium but only for a series of photos with players and their families.

    "The families go through so much," Bill Belichick told AFC pool reporter Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.

    "They sacrifice so much for all of us and the time that we spend away and the strain that a season puts on them. So it's great to have them all here and it's great to give them an opportunity to be with their sons, daughters, husbands and to bring their family in and take pictures on the field and just kind of enjoy the day.

    "It's a nice event for everybody - the players and families, and the team picture with the kids. Everybody will look back on this."