Welcome to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp morning rundown. Every morning during training camp, we’ll provide you with what to expect for the day, what happened the day before and any other odds and ends floating around the Eagles universe.Good morning, and welcome to training camp.PHILADELPHIA — Fletcher Cox is a supremely talented football player. He’s also a supremely confident individual. Last season, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle set his sights on being the league’s defensive player of the year. He fell short, but he turned in the best season of his career with 10.5 sacks to go with All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.He felt that performance made him one of the best players in the NFL. It probably did, though he was overshadowed by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who recorded 20.5 sacks. And after Cox saw where he ranked in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019, he shared some thoughts with the Eagles media.”We all know the truth,” Cox said earlier this week, according to the Delaware News Journal. “You’re not going to tell me that there’s 27 people in the league better than me. Turn the tape on. You tell me.”The Eagles have downplayed bulletin board material and external motivations in the past, but this seems like it could be a primary source for Cox. The four-time Pro Bowler ranked No. 28 in the Top 100, which is unscientific and voted on by players. Cox was the second-highest ranked defensive tackle, checking in behind Donald, of course, who finished No. 1. Cox did bump his standing up 41 spots from No. 69 last year. He’s also been ranked No. 38 and No. 49.NFL Network produced a segment that featured a humorous description of his playing style and a clip of Cox talking trash to former President George W. Bush before a game last season. He wasn’t alone on the list. Tight end Zach Ertz checked in at No. 40 after a season in which he set the record for most catches by a tight end with 116. Ertz has solidified himself as one of the top tight ends in the NFL, though he still checked in behind Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (No. 21) and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (No. 30). Both of those players made the All-Pro team over Ertz last season. Total, four Eagles made the list, which might not mean anything. Quarterback Carson Wentz was No. 96 — down from No. 3 a year ago — while center Jason Kelce made his debut at No. 72. Today’s scheduleThe Eagles are off today.Video of the day Rookie running back Miles Sanders gets in some work after an injury scare during Thursday’s practice.Yesterday’s PennLive links More you should read One big question for the dayHow will you spend a day without live tweets from Eagles practice?How to follow along Follow Eagles beat writer Daniel Gallen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates, photos, videos and more from the NovaCare Complex. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and be sure to check PennLive’s Eagles page for the latest stories.Song of the day “Wild 2” by The BabiesDaniel Gallen covers the Philadelphia Eagles for PennLive. He can be reached at dgallen@pennlive.com. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Want the latest Penn State sports news delivered to your inbox? Click here to learn more and sign up for Penn State Today, our morning newsletter that keeps you up to date.Sign up now for Good Morning, Pa. and get the most important headlines delivered free to your inbox by 6 a.m. Monday-Friday.



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