The Philadelphia Eagles avoided major injuries Wednesday-through-Friday, the three toughest days of their training camp.
But they still incurred some bumps, bruises and unfriendly twists in the heat and humid conditions at Lehigh.
Coach Andy Reid's ''injuries'' list bore seven names Saturday morning:
Tight end Chad Lewis has a strained calf muscle.
Linebacker Carlos Emmons has a calf contusion, but has gone from using crutches to a cane.
Defensive end Brandon Whiting has a strained hamstring left over from his offseason workouts.
Linebacker Nate Wayne has an abrasion on a cornea.
Defensive tackle Jeremy Slechta suffered a slight concussion.
Center/guard Scott Peters has a strained ankle.
Wideout Kenny Christian has a lower abdominal strain.
By this time last year, the Eagles already had lost starting defensive tackle Hollis Thomas for the season because of a foot fracture.
Keep an eye on: Free agent tight end Kori Dickerson's second bid to make the roster is going well.
''At he was a defensive player , an outside linebacker, and he may be one of the most improved guys we've seen in a year,'' offensive coordinator Brad Childress said.
Dickerson has benefited from being on the Eagles' practice squad roster late last season, and from playing in NFL Europe this past spring.
''He did a great job of imitating Jeremy Shockey before the last game, and then he went over to Europe and it really, really, really helped him,'' Childress said. ''He understands more about our system, he's playing fast, and he's making a lot of catches and doing some good things.''
Wideout Sean Morey, another player who has spent a lot of time in the Eagles' locker room and relatively little on the field the last two years, also is having a strong camp after catching seven touchdown passes for Barcelona in NFL Europe.
''He's an aggressive, aggressive player,'' Childress said. ''Going back to when we had him come in at the very end of <2001>, he made a couple of plays against the Bears for us. He's an aggressive kid, a physical kid and he's a tough wide receiver.''
Not seeing red: It was a common to see blood dripping down fullback Jon Ritchie's face while he played with the Oakland Raiders. Ritchie has calcium deposits in his forehead from years of using his head as a lead blocker.
Ritchie has not been bleeding during Eagles training camp, possibly because Philly equipment manager John Hatfield had Riddell company custom fit a helmet for Ritchie.
But quarterback Donovan McNabb believes Ritchie could be missing out financially if he doesn't bleed.
''We're looking for Band-Aid contracts for him,'' McNabb said.
Today in camp: Practice sessions are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. The wide receivers are scheduled in the autograph tent following the morning session. Two-a-day workouts are planned through Saturday, although the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule calls for the second sessions to be for special teams. McNabb is due back in the autograph tent after Tuesday's morning session. Times and public access can be confirmed by calling 610-758-6868.
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