10 Philadelphia Eagles that need to shine on Sunday Night Football

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. Javon Hargrave, defensive tackle. 8. player. 54. .

Two new Philadelphia Eagles have written very different stories.

Some were excited when we heard the Eagles had given defensive tackle Javon Hargrave a three-year $39 million contract. Sure, there were others who thought that there were more pressing needs, but the former Steeler has been one of the best young defensive tackles since he entered the NFL. He was expected to excel next to Fletcher Cox. So far, the results have been minimal.

Three games into the season, Cox has produced mixed results, and Hargrave hasn’t had the impact the Eagles expected. He hasn’t recorded a single stat in the two contests he’s been a part of. It’s time for Hargrave to show he’s worthy of the confidence that’s been placed in him.

Darius Slay, cornerback. 7. player. 54. . .

As poorly as the Eagles have played at times in 2020, they have had some solid performances from different players on both offense and defense. The Eagles signed Nickell Robey-Coleman in the offseason and added Darius Slay as well via trade to upgrade their cornerback room. While the former hasn’t lived up to the hype that he was some sort of ‘steal’, the latter has been as good as advertised.

In the three games he’s played in since moving to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, Slay has played 93 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He has given up 13 receptions on 21 targets, and he’s still waiting on his first interception of the year and there wouldn’t be a better time for him to get it than in the Eagles Sunday Night Football matchup against the 49ers.