5 Surprises from training camp and the first two Eagles preseason games

The early stages of training camp were interesting. The first two preseason games were doubly so. Here are several things that caught us off guard, even if it only did so slightly.
Tanner McKee, Philadelphia Eagles
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We knew Reed Blankenship was good, but we didn't know that he was this good.

Forgive us if we can't stop smiling like proud parents. Since day one, when Reed Blankenship was introduced as part of an impressive-looking rookie free-agent class, we knew something was there. We couldn't take our eyes off him.

All he needed was opportunities, and he has made the most of all of them. He has gone from being the guy that made that bone-jarring hit in the final preseason game and the first UDFA to ever pick off Aaron Rodgers to a guy that has taken every snap with the defensive starters during the current training camp. He worked hard. He has earned everything good that he is receiving.

We knew Reed was going to be good. We just didn't know he was going to be this good.

Seriously, the Eagles aren't going to try and find another punter?

Let's shift our attention to special teams. The Eagles have announced the release of Ty Zentner which means Arryn Siposs is again the only punter on their roster. Come on. The Eagles aren't really considering walking into Week 1 of the regular season with him, are they?

Howard Eskin all but guaranteed that Philly would find someone else to hold down that job before the regular season. So far, Philly hasn't been very aggressive in doing so if that is indeed their plan. Fingers are crossed that they'll make a move in the 11th hour.