Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Winners, losers from second preseason game

Milton Williams #93, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Milton Williams #93, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Kenneth Gainwell #14, Philadelphia Eagles
Kenneth Gainwell #14, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia Eagles winners

Believe it or not, even in a 35-0 home preseason loss, it was easier than you might think to find some positives and a few bright spots.

Milton Williams, defensive lineman:

Milton Williams didn’t craft a stat line that will overwhelm anyone, but he did force two holding penalties. He definitely has the attention of offensive linemen around the NFL and their offensive coordinators.

Anthony Harris, safety:

Maybe you’ve noticed. Maybe you haven’t, but Anthony Harris has a unique talent for separating intended receivers from the football. Anyone whose route takes them into his area had better keep their heads on swivels. This could be seen as a very underrated but high-reward signing at the season’s end.

Kenny Gainwell, running back:

This is going to be fun. The Philadelphia Eagles may have found their complement for Miles Sanders. Versus the New England Patriots, Kenneth Gainwell notched 21 yards on five carries and hauled in three passes for another 23 yards.

Jack Stoll, tight end:

There’s a possibility, with the injury to Tyree Jackson that the Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end battle has opened up. Jack Stoll was impressive as he hauled in four catches for 33 yards. He’ll be a part of this team, but it’s probably only going to be as a member of the practice squad.

The linebackers:

It’s nice to be talking about the Philadelphia Eagles linebackers again. They gave maximum effort on every play. Look no further than Alex Singleton, who at one point, worked his way into some exhaustion.

Honorable mention:

Starters Miles Sanders and DeVonta Smith saw limited action, but they gave Birds fans everywhere a reason to smile.