The Eagles will hold approximately 16 practices during training camp that will be open to the media. I'll be there to chronicle every one. Here's how Sunday's first session looked:

1. Chip Kelly said before practice that Sam Bradford was 100 percent cleared to go and that he expected him to be ready to play in the first preseason game on Aug. 16. Bradford didn't look hindered at all by his left knee (the one that had two ACL tears). Bradford wasn't wearing the clunky brace that he wore during the spring. He told reporters after practice that it was too constricting and that he decided to just wear a sleeve over his knee.

2. Kelly said he wasn't sure how repetitions would be split, but Bradford took all the first team snaps during 7 on 7 and team drills. Kelly had talked up a quarterback competition between Bradford and Mark Sanchez, and Sanchez said that he still believed there would be one. But if Bradford is healthy, there's little reason to think Sanchez will have a legitimate shot to supplant him. Take talent out of the equation. The Eagles traded Nick Foles and a second round daft pick for Bradford, they're paying him $13 million this season, and they're not going to start him if he's healthy? That just isn't sound business. It was only one practice and Sanchez could get more first team reps on Monday, but the job is Bradford's to lose. (More on how the quarterbacks performed below.)

3. If you were wondering if Mychal Kendricks would go the way Brandon Boykin did on Saturday (via trade), Kelly said that the linebacker was staying. "You can write it in ink," Kelly said. That doesn't clear up the logjam issue at inside linebacker, but it's a good one for the Eagles to have. DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso opened team drills with the first team, while Kendricks ran with second team. Najee Goode lined up alongside Kendricks. Later in practice, it was Ryans and Kendricks sharing the load on the first team. Ryans said that he was able to fully participate. I did notice that he didn't hit the sled with the other linebackers during individual drills. But Ryans' recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture appears to have been remarkably swift.

4. Kelly said every player was cleared to participate, but DeMarco Murray didn't appear to take any snaps during team drills. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles handled most of the running back carries with the first team offense. Murray isn't slated to talk with reporters until tomorrow and the Eagles had no explanation for his limited play. I did notice Murray shagging passes from the quarterback during individual drills. Murray's health and his durability are of obvious concern after last season (nearly 500 touches including the playoffs). The Eagles could just be allowing Murray to ease into camp.

5. With Boykin off to the Steelers, the Eagles have an opening at slot cornerback. Rookie JaCorey Shepherd is getting the first shot. "We're really, really impressed," Kelly said. Shepherd wasn't drafted until the sixth round, but some scouts thought he should have been picked earlier. Shepherd ran a slow 40-yard dash at the combine, but later revealed that he was injured. Kelly also mentioned E.J. Biggers and Jaylen Watkins as possible candidates for that spot. The Eagles also have a number of defensive backs that could slide there in the nickel, including safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Byron Maxwell. Nolan Carroll and Maxwell were the first team outside corners. Rookies Eric Rowe and Randall Evans were the second teamers.

6. As expected, Allen Barbre was the first team left guard and Matt Tobin was at right guard. They're not exactly Evan Mathis or Todd Herremans in terms of experience, but the Eagles feel confident with their new tandem of guards. The newly-acquired John Moffitt spoke to reporters about his recommitment to football. He left the Broncos two years ago because he said he had lost his desire to play the game. He could be a dark horse if either Barbre or Tobin were to slip. For those interested, the Eagles' second team offensive line was, left to right: Andrew Gardner, Julian Vandervelde, David Molk, Kevin Graf, Dennis Kelly.

7. Bradford looked fairly sharp considering the layoff. As was said during spring, he throws more effortlessly than the other quarterbacks. The ball doesn't explode out of his arm like it did for guys like Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick, but it moves. His best passes on Sunday seemed to be on slant passes to Riley Cooper. Sanchez had a solid throwing day, once hitting Miles Austin on a back shoulder fade. Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow split third team snaps for most of the day. Barkley threaded a pass to undrafted rookie tight end Justin Tukes in between Emmanuel Acho (underneath) and Earl Wolff (over the top). Tebow was nearly intercepted by rookie linebacker Jordan Hicks on a deep pass that wobbled.

8. Wolff, who probably practiced less than any other player in the spring (including Bradford), said he did everything on Sunday. He said that he started to feel comfortable – Wolff's knee had still been bothering him after November surgery – around three weeks ago. Wolff has some ground to make up if he wants to compete for a starting job. Jenkins is locked into one spot and the Eagles seemed committed to former corner Walter Thurmond. Jerome Couplin may have made the best play in the secondary when he nearly intercepted a pass with a full-extended dive.

9. One of the more intriguing camp battles will be for the third outside linebacker spot after starters Connor Barwin and Brandon Graham. Travis Long and Marcus Smith were the second team outside linebackers on Sunday.

10. And some leftovers … Cooper and Josh Huff were the first team outside wide receivers and Jordan Matthews was in the slot. … There were a number of kick returners during drills, including Villanova's Kein Monangai, who was signed last week after Matthew Tucker was waived after suffering a non-football injury. … Matthews had a one-handed catch during 7 on 7s. … Zach Ertz seems to make at least one catch a practice that stands out. He caught a pass over the middle that Bradford threw considerably behind him.