Published: Aug 12, 2010 1:28 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 11, 2010 10:29 PM EDT

      BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Eagles rookie free safety and former
Cape Coral High School standout Nate Allen has solidified his position
as a starter with his play during training camp.
      Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott calls Allen unshakable, and
says the second-round pick from South Florida has earned the
respect of his peers.
      McDermott made his comments after Wednesday morning's practice
at Lehigh University.
      The Eagles struggled last season to find a capable free safety
after perennial Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins signed with Denver as a
free agent. Allen was given the starting spot at the beginning of
camp.