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Philadelphia Eagles Preseason Finale Against New York Jets: Players to Watch

August 28th, 2014 at 1:09 PM
By Nick Gill

For the Philadelphia Eagles, the fourth preseason game against the New York Jets is all about evaluating the players who are on the roster bubble. The starters are expected to play very little, if at all, so the coaching staff can give the opportunity to other players fighting to be part of the final 53 man roster. Here are the players to watch.

Running Backs

There is still serious competition at this position regarding who can be the third running back. All of the candidates have played well at times. The only player that has yet to suit up this preseason is Chris Polk. Polk has been dealing with a hamstring issue and is still undecided about playing against the Jets. He was thought to have the third running back spot locked up, but his absence has provided opportunity to the other backs. Matthew Tucker has taken advantage with four total touchdowns in his two preseason appearances. Henry Josey and Kenjon Barner have also made a push at the spot. If Polk can go, all four should get work to determine who the coaches believe is the best option for a roster spot and depth.

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Philadelphia Eagles Trim Roster to NFL Limit of 75 Players

August 26th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
By Nick Gill

The Philadelphia Eagles made most of their roster cuts on Saturday and finished making them today just before the NFL deadline to trim rosters to 75 players. The Eagles will have one more round of cuts on Saturday after the fourth preseason game to find their final 53 man roster. Here is a list of the players waived.

TE Blake Annen
OL Michael Bamiro
WR Kadron Boone
WR B.J. Cunningham
OL Donald Hawkins
TE Emil Igwenagu
LB Jake Knott
DE Joe Kruger
S Daytawion Lowe
DE Frances Mays
DB Davon Morgan
K Carey Spear
G/C Julian Vandervelde
DE Alejandro Villanueva

There are no real surprise cuts on the list. Wide receiver B.J. Cunningham was able to make some plays during training camp and preseason. He had a touchdown catch called back against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. The competition at wide receiver is so strong, it was difficult for Cunningham to find a spot.

Defensive end Alejandro Villanueva is the Army ranger who signed with the Eagles this offseason. He was a project players who made the most of his opportunity with the team but was unable to secure a roster spot.

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Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line Looks to Be in Mid-Season Form

August 25th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
By Nick Gill

One of the biggest assets the Philadelphia Eagles had last season was their offensive line. That appears to be the case again as the team heads into their regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Eagles offensive line dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third preseason game and look like they are in mid-season form.

Against the Steelers, the first team offensive line received their first extended play of the preseason and dominated. The Eagles offense racked up 251 yards in the first half and the offensive line was a huge part of that. The unit was able to keep a clean pocket for quarterback Nick Foles and allow him to go through his progressions. Foles did not have his best game missing a few throws, but he was efficient and the offensive line has a big part of that.

The offensive line of Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, and Allen Barbre also put together a strong effort in the run game. Running backs LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, and Matthews Tucker all averaged more than 4.5 yards per carry. That is a testament to not only their skills but to the offensive line opening holes consistently. Sproles also punched in a one yard touchdown with help from the line. Kelce and Herremans also made key blocks on the screen pass that McCoy took in for a 22 yard score.

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August 24th, 2014 at 8:41 AM
By Dan Benton

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Takeaways from the Philadelphia Eagles Convincing Win Over Pittsburgh Steelers in Third Preseason Game

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Nick Gill

If the third preseason game is the dress rehearsal for the regular season, then the Philadelphia Eagles are ready to raise the curtain. The Eagles first team offense and defense dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night, cruising to a convincing win. This will be the last time the Eagles starters see extended time this preseason and they made the most out it.

Quarterback Nick Foles led Philadelphia on two touchdown drives in the first half. Foles was not as sharp as he could have been, but was efficient enough to keep the offense moving to the tune of 251 first half yards. He finished the game 19-29 passing for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Mark Sanchez relieved Foles after halftime and craved up the Steelers first team defense completing 7-9 for 85 yards and leading the Eagles on two more touchdown drives.

LeSean McCoy put in his first extended work of the preseason and looked good. He scored on a 22 yard screen pass that was executed beautifully. He left the game with a thumb injury and did not return. The results of his MRI were negative on that thumb and he should be ready for the regular season opener.

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