August 06, 2015
Eagles projected starting linebacker Kiko Alonso missed practice Thursday with a concussion. He was one of three players who did not go today, as DeMarco Murray (sickness) and S Jerome Couplin were also out.
Kiko Alonso missed practice with a concussion. DeMarco Murray missed because he's sick. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 6, 2015
Asked what new defensive players have impressed so far throughout camp, TE Zach Ertz pointed to Alonso, and talked about his injury.
"Kiko is a stud, man," said Ertz. "He can do anything you ask of a linebacker. He can cover, he can pursue the ball, he's very very smart, he's very patient and he's able to use his athleticism to the best of his ability. I think that's something that has kind of stood out to me.
"Playing against him in college, he plays no differently in practice than he does in the game. I think that's what's most impressive. He might have knocked himself silly. I don't think the linemen did anything to him. I think that was Kiko doing it to himself. Kiko doesn't take hits from offensive linemen. That's what you want to see out of your linebackers. They're supposed to destroy blocks, and that's what Kiko does, and he loves the game of football. He's a passionate football player, and he's going to bring his all, whether it's August 1st or December 7th."
Dr. Ertz, MD also opined on Alonso's timetable.
"He'll be back soon," said Ertz.
DeSean Jackson separated his shoulder during Redskins practice today:
DeSean Jackson has a separated shoulder (Grade 2) expected to miss a few weeks per sources #Redskins— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 6, 2015
Apparently, DeSean lost a battle with a blocking sled.
Looked like DeSean Jackson's right shoulder hit a blocking sled after he finished his route.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) August 6, 2015
Former Eagles WR Donte Stallworth wondered why there would be blocking sleds anywhere near wide receivers during 1-on-1 drills.
DeSean Jackson ran into a blocking sled? Why the hell was a blocking sled in the vicinity of WR/DB 1 on 1 drills?— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) August 6, 2015
Because Redskins, Donte. Because Redskins. Obligatory DeSean vs. blocking sled stick figure:
DeSean's gang past still haunting him. pic.twitter.com/BWgrdx03hD— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 6, 2015
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