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August 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Morning links: Chris Polk ‘impressing’ at Philadelphia Eagles camp

Former Husky great Chris Polk has generated some buzz in his second training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles, earning an unofficial spot with the second-team offense after the first week.

“I think in the last couple of days you’ve really seen Chris show up,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said after Wednesday’s practice. “He had a great practice when we were in the stadium. Hit a couple of nice runs today.”

“Really truly understands the blocking scheme, so he’s patient in terms of understanding — letting the blocks develop. But when he sees them, then sticking his foot in the ground and taking off. I think the last couple of days he’s really come across. I did see him in college. He was a workhorse for Washington. He was really the guy you had to stop. But he has versatility and can catch a ball coming out of the backfield. I think he’s not just a one‑dimensional guy either.”

Polk appeared in seven games for the Eagles as a rookie in 2012, but only played on special teams. The former undrafted free agent has yet to get a regular-season carry in the NFL, but sounds like he could be on his way to a bigger role with the Eagles this season.

– The guys at the ESPN Pac-12 blog continue their series on position previews, and they say UW is in “good shape” at both cornerback and safety.

A nice, reasonable take on college football’s new “targeting” rule.

– Chris Dufresne ranks his top head-coaching hires of the offseason, with three Pac-12 coaches atop the list.

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