Will Craig James’ familiarity with the Philadelphia Eagles save his job?
Of the three guys on this list, Craig James‘ name is probably the one that you’re most familiar with. Over the course of the past two seasons, he’s appeared in 18 games and started one of them. He’s been on the field for 317 special teams snaps as well as another 83 on defense, and while those 83 snaps account for less than four percent of the defense’s total over that span, he’s racked up 17 tackles, including 14 of the solo variety, to go along with a pass breakup and a fumble recovery.
James shouldn’t be someone that you need to familiarize yourself with. He has more on-field experience with this team than Nelson and McPhearson, but still, we assume McPhearson will make this team (we all know that Nelson is a shoo-in to make the roster).
Familiarity with what a team wants to do helps, but this new coaching staff didn’t bring Craig James as they brought in Shakial Taylor. James has to prove himself all over again. The questions are simple.
One, might we assume he’s slotted somewhere between being the seventh to the ninth-best corner on this roster? Second, will his experience catapult him into the top six and a roster spot? We’ll have to wait and see, but know this. Craig James is still someone that you have to keep in mind.