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Eagles starting D-lineman Tim Jernigan returns to practice

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Philadelphia Eagles starting defensive tackle Tim Jernigan returned to practice Friday after missing two days this week because of an illness.

The NFC champions had everyone participate as they continued preparations to face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Coach Doug Pederson gave a lengthy speech after practice, according to a pool report.

"Play loose, have fun, enjoy the moment," Pederson said he told his players. "These opportunities, as you know, don't come around every year. Also, make sure just to reflect on this season, reflect on the journey that got us here. But just play for one another, have fun and enjoy it."

Hall of Famer Brett Favre, who was backed up by Pederson in Green Bay, is scheduled to address the Eagles on Saturday morning and the team will hold a 30-minute walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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