Best stories from a pair of weekend Eagles practices as Philly prepares for Colts

  • Saturday and Sunday brought morning Eagles practices.
  • We're told Philly participated in a stress-free walkthrough on Monday.
  • The Eagles welcome the Colts for a joint session on Tuesday.
  • That gave us some time to dig through our notes and share some cool stories.
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Eagles fans can breathe easy. Olamide Zaccheaus' shoulder appears to be fine.

Though we know they will occur at some point, no one wants to see injuries. Six Eagles didn't finish the second preseason game. That didn't make a game that was often uncomfortable to watch more pleasing to the eye.

The first Bird to visit the locker room after a brief visit to the blue medical tent was Olamide Zaccheaus. He eventually returned to the sideline, but his night was over. A shoulder issue was the diagnosis.

We're happy to report when we most recently saw him, he hauled in a diving reception at practice, the type of reception you wouldn't attempt if still hampered by a shoulder injury.

It was one of the session's highlights and doubled as evidence that O.Z. will be okay.

There's no need to worry. Dallas Goedert, DeVonta Smith, and A.J. Brown are still phenomenal.

It seems strange to say this, but it could very well be possible that we don't mention A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert enough. We literally go hours and, sometimes, days without bringing them up. We just expect them to be great because they are, and that can, at times, lead to us taking them for granted.

All it takes is one trip to one Eagles practice session to change that. If DeVonta isn't climbing the ladder over guys who are in perfect coverage (or in Sunday's case, snagging passes versus triple coverage), Dallas is hauling in everything thrown his way and doing so against tight coverage and anyone that believes they want some smoke.

Then, there's A.J. Brown... Wow! He just makes impossible stuff look easy. There's nothing he doesn't do well. Again, we just take that for granted.

Might three Eagles eclipse 1,000 yards receiving in 2023? A.J. and DeVonta did so a season ago, and Dallas would have joined them had he not missed five games with an injury. It appears all three are headed toward great seasons, and no Birds fan will complain about that.