GLENDALE — A Dream Team? Not so fast.
At least not according to longtime
"Right now, we've got a lot of good-looking guys standing around watching," Reid, a former Glendale Community College player in the 1970s, told
Still, that hasn't stopped fans from gushing over the team's latest acquisitions.
Last week, the Eagles acquired Pro-Bowl cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha (five-year deal) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (via the
The glut of talent at the position presents an interesting, if not, pleasant, dilemma for Reid and his coaching staff.
"That's a pretty good situation for a coach ... you find a way to work them in and keep them all working," Reid said in the same interview. "That's what our challenge is as coaches. We kind of welcome that."
The Eagles also added running back
"You hear a lot of history about Eagles Nation," Young told CSNPhilly.com. "And just to be part of it, I'm very, very happy to be here and be a part of a great, great organization."
While the roster appears stellar on paper, the team is without a few key players. Star wide receiver
About Jackson, Reid told the Philadelphia Inquirer: "You don't want any player to miss time. You don't want them to do that. You understand that's part of the game, but I don't want any player to miss time. I want them to be out here. I think the players want to be out here, likewise, but there's two sides to this. There's the football side, the business side. You have to work it through if things happen."
The Eagles absorbed another blow Wednesday when former USC defensive tackle Mike Patterson collapsed an hour into practice. Patterson reportedly fell on his back near the start of line drills and appeared to be convulsing. Reid later said that Patterson had suffered a seizure but was alert and stable at the hospital undergoing exams, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
As a precaution Patterson remained overnight at LeHigh Valley Hospital for observation.
Despite the absences, the Eagles' acquisitions — which also includes right tackle Ryan Harris, defensive end Jason Babin, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and first-round draft pick
Reid laughed off those remarks Wednesday in the interview with ESPN Radio.