Assuming he makes the team, Greg Ward could be even more productive than he was for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019.
The Eagles couldn’t have predicted that Greg Ward would have been one of their most productive players on offense at the beginning of 2019. Originally an undrafted free agent in 2017, the Houston product was pressed into action last season once the “City of Brotherly Love” watched their top three receivers go down with an injury and they ran out of fresh options at wide receiver.
Talk about maximizing on the opportunities given to him. Dating back to his first year with the organization and seemingly on what felt like a weekly basis after that, Ward spent more than his fair share of time being released and re-added to the practice squad.
After a stint in the Alliance of American Football in 2018, which ceased operations shortly after it began, Philly would sign him once again in April of 2019. He was waived one more time, assigned to their practice squad, and eventually elevated to the 53-man roster.
Ward is the picture of resiliency. He finished the 2019 season with 28 catches for 254 yards, and now, even though it feels like cutting him would be wrong, he’ll need to prove himself against some stellar competition in 2020. If he makes the roster, he should get consistent playing time, and if he does, with a healthy “D-Jax” on the field, Ward could be one of those Eagles receivers that have a lot of impact on 2020’s regular season. Prediction: 45 receptions, 409 receiving yards, and four touchdowns