Tuesday, June 12, 2007

McNabb on the field again

For the second consecutive day, Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb has participated in the mini camp drills at the Nova Care Complex. McNabb looked sharp throwing to his receivers as he continues to rehab from his season ending knee injury.

During his first workout yesterday, McNabb hit his favorite target, Brian Westbrook, for a few screen plays and Hank Baskett for a few catches over the middle. Today, however, McNabb tested his arm and threw 30 yard routes to Reggie Brown, Hank Baskett, and Greg Lewis. Donovan's knee looks healthy and his arm looks great as he is throwing accurate down field passes.

Yesterday, Andy Reid spoke about limiting Donovan to only one hour of practice. "He wanted to stay out there. He wanted to do the red zone drill". Today, McNabb got his wish. McNabb worked with the first team offense in the red zone completing a strike to Reggie Brown in the end zone. Jeremiah Trotter, encouraged by McNabb's progression yelled out to his quarterback at the start of the red zone drill. "I see you 5!". Following the drill, McNabb left the practice field at 12:19 p.m.

Mini camp ends on Thursday, but McNabb will continue to practice on his own. Donovan plans to hold his annual pre training camp regiment in Arizona before flying back for training camp in July. New starting wide receiver Kevin Curtis says the two will work out together before training camp to perfect their timing and chemistry on the field.

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