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.
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