What do we think we know about the Eagles?

5. The injuries to Brooks, Seumalo, Smith, and Ryan Kerrigan (his thumb was wrapped at Tuesday’s practice) aren’t expected to carry into the regular season. Keep your fingers crossed here. The injury picture has been, to date, promising.

6. I can’t wait to see the wide receivers in the preseason and in the joint practices against New England and the New York Jets. A young group has a chance to step forward in the next five weeks, no matter how much action Smith sees on the field. Smith is sidelined and deemed “week to week” with a knee injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from catching a bunch of footballs from the JUGS machine and from watching the practices on the sidelines. The Eagles have seen enough of him to know that he’s special and that he’s not going to be rushed back into action.

7. I would love to tell you all about the defense, but until the action is live, it’s really not fair to give a hot take. Let’s just say the defense has been flying to the football, has been emphasizing taking the ball away, and is moving a lot of players into a bunch of positions to change up the looks. That’s what Jonathan Gannon wants to bring to the table every week. I will say this, with absolute certainty: The players are fired up for whatever Gannon is selling. “I love it,” defensive end…

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