Between the quarterback battle, Chip Kelly's mad scientist experiments and a pair of season-ending injuries, the Eagles have been fertile ground for NFL news coverage. The drama intensified at the NovaCare Complex on Wednesday after the team fined wide receiver Riley Cooper for a racially insensitive comment used at a Kenny Chesney concert in June.
There's little question the spotlight will remain on Kelly's squad throughout August. Although Cooper's comments will incite reaction and reflection, controversies of this nature tend to dissipate by the time the season rolls around.
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» The hits keep coming for the Seattle Seahawks passing attack. Just as coach Pete Carroll was making it clear Percy Harvin won't be rushed back from hip surgery, tight end Zach Miller showed up to practice with his knee "all wrapped up." Carroll doesn't expect the injury to be a factor in the regular season "unless there's some setbacks."
» The NFL has yet to see a running back recapture pre-injury form following Achilles tendon surgery. It doesn't look like Mikel Leshoure will be the first. Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions' official website observed Wednesday that Leshoure still isn't the player he was prior to tearing his Achilles tendon two years ago.
» Originally expected to be back for training camp, Ed Reed said he still feels "tightness and soreness" constantly in his surgically repaired hip. His status for the Houston Texans season opener is still up in the air. Reed revealed Tuesday that he sent a text to Andre Johnson after the Super Bowl requesting, "Get me to Houston."