Actual footballs are being thrown on actual football fields this week, even if "football" isn't exactly being played. (Forget tackling. Heck, forget the offense and defense even playing each other.)
Still, there are nuggets to glean as seven new head coaches put their stamp on their organizations. Here's what I learned from Tuesday's practices:
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- Michael Vick and Nick Folessplit reps at quarterback at Philadelphia Eagles' practice, which isn't a surprise. New coach Chip Kelly is using this week to evaluate, telling reporters that what he gleans will lead to some draft decisions. Danny Watkinslined up as the team's starting right guard, with Todd Herremens at right tackle. Jason Peters, recovered from his torn Achilles tendon, was on the field at left.
- Devin Hester didn't take a single snap at wide receiver in the minicamp. He's all special teams, all the time now. As expected.