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Eagles celebrate coach's birthday at Super Bowl practice

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  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, center, watches a kick as he runs a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, center, watches a kick as he runs a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.
    Associated Press

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, right, watches kicker Jake Elliott (4) during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, right, watches kicker Jake Elliott (4) during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.
    Associated Press

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor (13) during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor (13) during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.
    Associated Press

  • Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) takes part in a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) takes part in a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots Sunday.
    Associated Press

 
 

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off their first practice of Super Bowl week with a typical Wednesday session and concluded it by singing "Happy Birthday" to their coach.

Everyone except defensive tackle Tim Jernigan participated in practice, according to a pool report. Jernigan has an illness that coach Doug Pederson said is a "24-hour deal."

Practice, held indoors at the University of Minnesota's Gibson-Nagurski Complex, stopped for 30 minutes to simulate Sunday's halftime events, giving players a chance to see what it's like to restart after a layoff.

Pederson celebrated his 50th birthday by getting his team ready to face the New England Patriots. He'll spend the night in meetings with coaches.

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