Donovan McNabb Practices
For the first time since his November 19th knee ligament injury against the Tennessee Titans, Donovan McNabb put on his helmet and ran on the field to practice.
McNabb, who looked healthy, worked out with fellow quarterbacks A.J. Feeley, Kelly Holcomb, and Kevin Kolb in three drills during today's mini camp. Eagles' wide receivers caught passes from McNabb for the first time in their route running drill. McNabb worked with the first team offense which consisted of Brian Westbrook, Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, Hank Baskett, and tight end Lee Vickers. McNabb looked sharp on all of his passes and showed no element of a nagging injury.
Donovan did not speak to the media after his first practice of the year. Instead, he released the following statement through the Eagles Media Relations Office:
"It felt great to get back out there on the field with all of the guys. It's just part of the rehab process and hopefully good things will continue to come. It is important to continue to monitor my progress, but also to be smart about the whole situation".
Both Sheldon Brown and new linebacker Takeo Spikes looked sharp during first team defense drills. Brown made an interception in stride while Spikes forced a fumble and caught a pick.
With a depleted tight end position, Lee Vickers continues to work out with the first team offense while LJ Smith, Matt Schobel, and Brent Celek continue to rehab injuries.
Brian Dawkins continues to be excused from this mini camp by Coach Reid for personal reasons.