Boston Scott among notable absences at Eagles seventh camp practice

Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

August’s first full weekend is an action-packed couple of days for the Philadelphia Eagles family. Former head coach Dick Vermeil’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is sandwiched between the seventh and eighth practices of training camp. The latter of said practices is a Sunday affair to be hosted at Lincoln Financial Field. It’s free to the public.

Saturday’s session kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. Thankfully, this one wasn’t a carbon copy of the scorcher that took place on Thursday. Special teams coordinator Michael Clay met with members of the media and called rookie Nakobe Dean a “hard-hat guy”. The former Georgia Bulldogs standout got some work in with the first team as did undrafted rookie Britain Covey. He handled duties as the slot receiver.

In terms of injuries, several notable Birds were absent. Here’s the update.

Eagles Boston Scott will miss some time as he’s recovering from a concussion.

Boston Scott missed practice on Saturday and figures to miss the Sunday session as well. He’s recovering from a concussion suffered during a collision with Marcus Epps on Thursday. Add his name to a list that also includes the Eagles’ top two left tackles, Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard. They also missed the Thursday session though we aren’t sure when they suffered their head injuries.

Also missing practice on Saturday was Grant Calcaterra (hamstring), DeVonta Smith (groin), and Greg Ward (toe). Cornerback Mac McCain practiced with a knee issue but was limited in his activity.

Calcaterra has his supporters in the fan base and the media (you can include ITI in that bunch), but he’s missing valuable reps. He’d benefit greatly from this on-field time. Smith’s absence is a precautionary measure, so there’s no need to worry there, but overall, there are no major injuries to report other than the concussions. Cornerbacks Kary Voncent Jr. and Jimmy Moreland did limp inside the facility though. The latter seemed to be dealing with some sort of lower leg injury.

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The Birds aren’t tackling to the ground, and they won’t for the duration of camp. Still, it’s been a solid seven sessions of work, even if the defense has taken the measure of the offense more often than you’d like to see.