Philadelphia Eagles: Winners and losers from their first preseason game

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Joe Ostman, Philadelphia Eagles
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Needless to say, some Philadelphia Eagles prospects needed a better night.

1. Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Michael Jacquet

It’s almost bush league to keep bringing this up, but Michael Jacquet‘s historically bad performance versus the Dallas Cowboys two days after Christmas was so bad that it may have done two things. The argument can be made that he’s still thinking about it and that he never really got a clean slate after that.

Tell the truth. Every time you think about Michael Jacquet, don’t you think of that night? Doesn’t it feel like he’s still uncomfortable out there. Sure, you saw him in the frame from time to time, but he always seemed to be a step too late or too slow way too often.

2. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Genard Avery

Where is Genard Avery? This team has gotten nothing out of him, and it’s hard to remember if he did anything out there, or how many snaps he played, or what his role is supposed to be.

Some of you may remember this, but they used to put people who were missing on milk cartons. It may be time to revisit that idea and put Genard Avery on one of them.

3. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Joe Ostman

This, in all likelihood, is probably the final chance that Joe Ostman has of making the roster. Things seemed to be going his way in 2020 before the injury, but he’s never really gotten on track after that.

If we’re being honest, he should have had more success versus the guys he was playing in the first preseason game than he had. At this point, guys on the fringe of making another roster shouldn’t be able to prevent him from doing anything that he wants to do. He’s also trying to make waves at a position that may be approaching gridlock in terms of how many spots are available and how many guys already seem to have made this team.

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Now, after looking at that list, ask yourselves a very serious question. How many times do you even remember seeing those last two guys do anything of note?

Dishonorable mention: Andre Dillard, Nick Mullens, and the aforementioned Jalen Reagor