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Day 2 of Eagles Camp: Carson Wentz Runs First-Team Offense, Jim Schwartz Speaks

Day 2 of training camp is now in the books, with the big news of the day being that Quarterback Carson Wentz took first team snaps during Friday's practice.

All reports coming out of camp suggest that today's practice possessed more intensity then Thursday's had. Despite the team continuing to practice without pads for the second straight day, there were no shortage of exciting plays on the field at the NovaCare Complex, especially from Wentz.

Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia spoke of what impressed him on day one:

Perhaps the best play of the day came in 7-on-7s, when Wentz fired in a ball to Zach Ertz, who made a tremendous diving catch. The throw was rifled and Ertz made a great, athletic play. Malcolm Jenkins, who was in coverage, wanted a flag. The referee closest disagreed. 

Carson linking up with his favorite target and making strong throws under center is extremely encouraging as he continues his rehab process. While Wentz shined with the first-team in 7-on-7's, he did not see the field when the team ran 11-on-11's drills, those duties were given to Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld on day 2. Certainly a precautionary measure by the team.

In other day 2 news, Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz spoke to media on several questions surrounding his defense.

A lot of praise from the DC when the exciting second-year cornerback Sydney Jones was asked about.

"He's in a completely different spot now. He made such good use at that time. It doesn't seem he's a rookie out there."

Schwartz also had high praise for Michael Bennett, suggesting that he will be the exact opposite of a distraction in the locker room this upcoming season.

"Asset to the team. Great mentor to younger players. Watch him during individual period. Not a selfish player. Team-first guy. I'm really excited about the ways he can contribute to this team. It's going to be more than on the field."

A lot of good things came from day 2 of camp, giving us much to look forward to Saturday when the squad puts the pads on and begins tackling for the first time.


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