Confident Eagles are one, big, harmonious group

July 27, 2012 3:54:55 PM PDT
All the rookies reported on time, some veterans even showed up early and a few star players now have new contracts.

These are happy days for the Philadelphia Eagles.

No controversies. No distractions. No backup quarterback calling them a "Dream Team."

"It's awesome," quarterback Michael Vick said. "It's great to have all the guys here. Everybody's enthused. It seems like they're happy to be here, happy to be around one another. We just enjoy each other. We continue to build our relationships and friendships and our brotherhood. It's special."

The Eagles on Friday afternoon held their last practice before they put on pads and start hitting.

It was a long one, lasting nearly three hours because coach Andy Reid wanted to get players ready for full contact in the days ahead.