Brandon Boykin

First day of hitting at Philadelphia Eagles training camp

Live hitting at training camp started Saturday afternoon. You really don’t know what to expect until you put the pads on and you can really see how fast it is, but I think I did pretty well. I was able to get my hands on a couple balls. Every receiver is good, so I have to figure out how to outsmart them; out-technique them.

I was called for pass interference on a play against Chad Hall. The referee said I held the jersey a little bit too long, but that’s going to happen. That’s why we’re practicing, so next time I just have to learn to use my technique right. I could’ve made the play without holding.

Coach Reid met the media Thursday and said I was the leading candidate for the kick returner job. That just …

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