Donovan McNabb has checked in again via his Yardbarker blog in advance of the Eagles' veterans returning to the practice field Tuesday for eight sessions of organized team acitivities.

McNabb is not formally scheduled to talk to the media, so his blog could suffice as his only comment, as it did before the mandatory minicamp shortly after the draft.

Here is what he wrote:

Time to check in again. I wanted to make sure that I reach out and communicate directly with you guys as we get ready for a couple of weeks of team practices. Things are going well for me this offseason – still working hard in Arizona (although I took a brief golf vacation with my family about a week ago. We get very competitive!).

I returned to Philadelphia late last week and got a workout in at NovaCare. I was able to catch up with some of the rookies who were here for a few extra sessions to get up to speed. Although I didn't see their workouts, the buzz in the building is that everyone is working hard and learning the playbook. It will be good to all work together for the next couple weeks and I'm hopeful that a few of them will be able to make it to Arizona in July to get some extra work in together before reporting to training camp.

I love this time of year. Besides the two weeks of our football practices, June has also been a time for me and my Foundation and also the Eagles organization to try to make a difference in the Philadelphia community. Every year the team re-builds a playground at a local school for EYP. The Donovan McNabb Foundation, that we established 10 years ago, will hold a free football clinic for kids this Saturday. Later this month the Donovan McNabb Diabetes Camp for Kids run by the ADA will take place for the seventh year. June is also the month of Father's Day which takes on an added meaning this year. First off I now have three great kids. As a reminder of how lucky I am, I will receive the Father of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association next week.

I don't take any of these things lightly nor do I take them for granted. I am truly blessed.


Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins will return to the area when he hosts the now titled Brian Dawkins Burn Prevention Classic, June 14 and 15 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem.

A reception for celebrities and sponsors is June 14 with the golf tournament on June 15.

"I began my relationship with the Burn Prevention Foundation a number of years ago," Dawkins said in a statement. "I'm proud that our 'Stop, Drop, Roll, Cool, and Call' has been successful in the schools; I don't take that lightly. Each project that we've worked on together has been first rate, and I expect no different from this golf event. I'm proud to have my name associated with it."

"Brian Dawkins may no longer be playing as an Eagle," Dan Dillard, said executive director of the Burn Prevention Foundation, "But his passion to promote safety of another kind — fire and burn safety for children has not changed a bit."

For registration or sponsorship information, contact Dan Dillard at 610-969-3930.


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