Monday, May 14, 2012

Starting jobs change at Eagles rookie camp

Gearing up for OTAs.
It's Stanley Havili's fullback job to lose.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed it at the end of the three-day rookie camp.

Havili spent the 2011 season on the practice squad after the Eagles drafted him in the seventh round.

The starting strong side linebacker job is all but officially Mychal Kendricks' to lose. 

Reid wouldn't deny the rookie second-round pick would be lining up there when the Eagles get together for organized team activities (OTAs) next week.

"We're going to have a staff meeting and go over all of that stuff," Reid said. "But I would tell you he looked good out here. He made a lot of plays and got his hands on balls. We've just got to see where he gets the most reps. And normally that's what the 'ones' get. I've got to go through that with the coaches and figure it out."

Reid pictures Kendricks as a blitzer coming off the strong side with "speed, agility, ability to adjust and to make the tackle fast and furious going forward.

"You want to exploit that the best he can," Reid said. "We'll see how he does once he gets the pads on."

On the injury front, 29-year-old first-year defensive end Maurice Fountain tore a patellar tendon that will require surgery. Fountain was having a good camp, per Reid.

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