That huge gust of wind coming out of the Greater Philadelphia area yesterday evening was a “Eagles Nation Collective Sigh of Relief” as Bryan Westbrook and Lito Sheppard reported to Training Camp yesterday on time. Westbrook held court for about 15 minutes with reporters upon his arrival, reiterating that his newly hired agent is working on the “off the field” issues and he is here to play football, which is his job. I truly hope that this attitude prevails throughout camp and the regular season, and if it does I definitely see both sides coming to a fair and mutually acceptable agreement. No word from Sheppard yet, although it is being talked about that Sheppard and Sheldon Brown will be competing for the starting right cornerback spot opposite Asante Samuel. Since alot of teams are spreading out their offensive attack and going to 3, 4, even 5 WR sets, there should be plently of opportunity to get all three CBs on the field. I hope Jim Johnson finds a way to keep everyone happy there.
The only other real news coming out of Lehigh is that OG Shawn Andrews has not reported to camp yet for “personal reasons”. This is an unexcused absence and it remains to be seen as to whether Andrews will be fined or not. If you remember, Andrews missed part of the last mandatory mini-camp for the same “personal reasons”. Let’s hope everything is OK and he gets into camp ASAFP.