BETHLEHEM -- When Trevor Laws agreed to terms on a four-year contract Monday, it made all 10 of the Eagles' rookie draft picks eligible to practice today.
But only seven will work most of this week.
Second-round pick Laws, the defensive tackle out of Notre Dame, strained a foot working out on his own according to the Eagles.
"The foot, we'll just have to see how he does," Andy Reid said. "I would anticipate he would be out for a couple of days in this rookie camp here."
Defensive end Bryan Smith, the McNeese State product that came off the board in the third round, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test Monday after tweaking a hamstring running sprints.
Said Reid, "He was actually doing his 110s and he was decelerating at the end of it and his hamstring locked up on him."
Fourth-rounder Jack Ikegwuonu, the cornerback out of Wisconsin, as expected will spend all of training camp and at least most of the regular season rehabbing the right knee he had reconstructed before the draft.
It's safe to say the Eagles are expecting more out of Laws and wide receiver-kick returner DeSean Jackson, the second-round choice out of California, than the others.
But Smith's upside was one of the reasons the Eagle didn't go all-in for veteran defensive end Jason Taylor.
The Eagles inquired about Taylor but obviously didn't like him enough to trade second and sixth-round picks to the Miami Dolphins, which is the price the Washington Redskins paid.
"I talked to Bill Parcells every once and a while but nothing serious, no," Reid said. "I knew he was trying to get rid of him since before we went on vacation. I knew he was going to try and do something."
Minus two down linemen, the Eagles likely will modify the early portion of camp for rookies and selected veterans. For the next three days the Eagles will have 27 players in camp, the remaining vets not scheduled to report until Thursday.
Jackson, on the other hand, intends to make full use of his practice repetitions having missed most of the voluntary camps with a strained hamstring that now is 100 percent.
"I'm ready to go," Jackson said. "I feel like I'm here for a reason. Now it's time for me to go out and prove it."
While Reid dismissed McNabb's above personal and playful injury report, the coach thinks his players are eager to shoulder more of the load this week. "Not that anybody likes training camp," Reid explained, "but the players are looking forward to the challenge of bettering ourselves this year compared to last year."
Reid expects guard Scott Young, who annoyed the team skipping the voluntary camps, is expected to report Thursday with the remaining veterans.
The 14th Eagles Carnival and Auction benefitting Eagles Youth Partnership is Aug. 17th from 3 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. Advance tickets available at www.philadelphiaeagles.com are $9 for children 3 through 12 and $14 for adults. At the gate prices are $13 for children, $21 for adults.
Former Eagles defensive coordinator and Emmitt Thomas, a star cornerback with the Kansas City Chiefs, selected his son Derek, to serve as his presenter at the Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies next month.
Practices today: 8:45 a.m., 3:30 p.m. No autograph sessions. 215-320-5160 for updates.