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Patriots, Eagles continue acclimation process in joint practices

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) runs with teammate Damaris Johnson (13) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) runs with teammate Damaris Johnson (13) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles talks with teammates during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles talks with teammates during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick holds his head as he answers a reporter's question before an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick holds his head as he answers a reporter's question before an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick listens to a reporter's question prior to an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick listens to a reporter's question prior to an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with teammate Jeremy Maclin during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with teammate Jeremy Maclin during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) walks past teammate Mark Sanchez during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) walks past teammate Mark Sanchez during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, talks with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, talks with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (71) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (71) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins (70) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins (70) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (76) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (76) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots guard Dan Connolly (63) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots guard Dan Connolly (63) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden (38) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden (38) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots center Ryan Wendell (62) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots center Ryan Wendell (62) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles running back Henry Josey (34) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Henry Josey (34) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) jokes with teammate Stevan Ridley during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) jokes with teammate Stevan Ridley during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles  during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (87)during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (87)during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quron Pratt (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quron Pratt (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) points during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) points during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sets to throw during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sets to throw during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws as Jimmy Garoppolo watches during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws as Jimmy Garoppolo watches during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) watches Jimmy Garoppolo during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) watches Jimmy Garoppolo during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots tight end Justin Jones (88) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots tight end Justin Jones (88) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming (44) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming (44) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots fans during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots fans during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) runs with teammate Damaris Johnson (13) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles talks with teammates during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick holds his head as he answers a reporter's question before an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy carries the ball during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick listens to a reporter's question prior to an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with teammate Jeremy Maclin during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) walks past teammate Mark Sanchez during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, talks with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (71) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins (70) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (76) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots guard Dan Connolly (63) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden (38) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots center Ryan Wendell (62) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles running back Henry Josey (34) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) jokes with teammate Stevan Ridley during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles  during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • =Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (87)during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quron Pratt (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) points during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sets to throw during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws as Jimmy Garoppolo watches during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) watches Jimmy Garoppolo during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots tight end Justin Jones (88) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming (44) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots fans during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, center left, listens as he talks with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during an NFL Football training camp scrimmage of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jeremy Maclin ran past Darrelle Revis along the right side and hauled in a long touchdown pass.

Not to worry, Patriots fans. It was just part of a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England before they meet in a preseason game Friday night.

Maclin didn’t need to catch Nick Foles’s pass against one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks to boost his confidence.

“Man, this is the National Football League,” he said after yesterday’s workout. “I feel like I can go against anybody.”

And Revis likely wasn’t giving maximum effort if he felt he accomplished what he wanted without exerting himself for the entire play.

“I’ve been doing this for a while and sometimes you do that and sometimes you don’t,” Revis said. “It depends on how everything is going, but, like I said, they’re reps. Even though I’m not maybe running that fast or whatever, they’re reps and I know what I need to do.”

Both have come back from torn ACLs.

Revis suffered his season-ending injury with the New York Jets in the second game of 2012 and played all 16 games last season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Maclin was hurt at practice on July 27 last year, a few days before the Patriots visited the Eagles for joint practices and an exhibition game and missed last season.

“I think Mac looks great. I think he’s moving around really well,” Foles said. “We just need to give him the ball and plays will come where we can feed him and let him do his thing.”

Revis had his moments against Maclin. He covered him well twice, but drew flags from an officiating crew emphasizing a new rule limiting contact with a receiver.

“We’re trying to learn it just as every other defensive back in the league,” Revis said. “It’s tough, but, at the same time, it’s a new rule.”

The Patriots also had a long touchdown pass, this one from Tom Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins, who was covered well by cornerback Cary Williams.

All appeared peaceful throughout the practice for Williams. After last year’s joint practices, he called the Patriots “cheaters” and added, “It’s a fact that they haven’t won a Super Bowl since Spygate.”

He also was ejected from one of last year’s practices for fighting with Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson and recently stood by his comments.

But yesterday, he had a much more diplomatic approach toward the Patriots.

“Those guys are class acts. They’re respectable. I got a lot of respect for this organization, especially the players that play within it. They’ve got a rich history,” Williams said. “I can’t knock that. They’ve got great players that play at an elite level.”

The Patriots improved their talent at the cornerback position by signing free agents Revis, who has been selected for five Pro Bowls, and 6-foot-4 Brandon Browner, who made it in the 2011 season.

Eagles rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews, drafted in the second round from Vanderbilt, was impressed with both.

“Browner looks like a tight end out there playing corner. That’s a big guy,” Matthews said. “Revis, it goes without saying, he’s one of the best out there, so we had a lot of great guys to work against.”

Revis attended joint practices last summer with Tampa Bay in Foxborough, but didn’t play as he continued his rehabilitation from knee surgery. He had a strong regular season, but said he never really felt at full strength.

“I’m just trying to soak it all in,” Revis said. “It’s good to get competition from other opponents. We’ve been going at it for a while as a team.”

He sat out Thursday night’s 23-6 preseason opener at the Washington Redskins that followed three days of joint practices and could play against the Eagles.

Whether he wants to be here beyond this season is unknown. He is signed for this season for $12 million. The team has a $20 million option for 2015 that it almost certainly won’t pick up. There has been recent talk of an extension, but Revis wouldn’t discuss the possibility.

“I’m focusing on this year,” he said. “That has nothing to do with what’s going on right now.”

NOTES

∎ The Patriots obtained defensive tackle Ben Bass from the Dallas Cowboys for CB Justin Green. Patriots defensive tackles Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga have been sidelined from practice, while Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick must serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

∎ Patriots S Patrick Chung saw nothing special about practicing against the team he played for last season. “It could be anybody coming in,” he said. “You just have to practice.”

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