Takeaways and observations from the Eagles’ open practice at Lincoln Financial Field

A.J. Brown learned firsthand how die-hard Eagles fans are as 30,000 packed Lincoln Financial Field for a Sunday night training camp practice.

Philadelphia went light from a team perspective, and with both left tackles out with concussions, the Birds limited the action for quarterback Jalen Hurts. The offense had an up and down night against a talented defense.

The Eagles will have Monday off before a Tuesday morning walkthrough, and with the preseason opener against the Jets scheduled for Friday, here are several takeaways from practice No. 8.

Injuries piling up

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The Eagles had 11 players and three offensive tackles miss the open practice with an injury.

Britain Covey will have a role

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He may not end up as the top slot receiver, but the Eagles will find a role for the former Utah wide receiver.

Reid Sinnett tough

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Whether it was health or coaches wanting to see Reid Sinnett in action, Gardner Minshew was held out of early 11-on-11 activity with the second team offense.

Sinnett is battling Carson Strong for the third quarterback spot and made some excellent throws.

A.J. Brown was impressed

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Eagles fans travel all over the country to support their team, so it should be no surprise that Lincoln Financial Field was filled to almost half the capacity.

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Jalen Hurts/A.J. Brown bond

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DeVonta Smith has been nursing a groin injury, but the chemistry and bond between quarterback Jalen Hurts and wide receiver A.J. Brown have been evident from day one.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire