Philadelphia Eagles roster notes: Winners, losers from preseason finale

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Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets
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The Philadelphia Eagles end the preseason with both optimism and concern.

It had been six quarters since the Philadelphia Eagles scored a touchdown, or points at all for that matter. That screen pass from Joe Flacco to Quez Watkins that Number 16 took to the house seems like it was two months ago, doesn’t it?

It’s funny how football can make you feel like frowning one week and smiling in the next, but that’s life as a Birds fan and, no doubt, what life must feel like for the guys on this team.

Here’s what we know. That trip home from East Rutherford, New Jersey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania could have been more satisfying than it was. A tie that comes via a last-second hail mary and two-point conversion will do that for you.

Philly walked into familiar territory, MetLife Stadium, a place where they’ll play three times by the time we reach the end of the coming regular season (that’s due to two road games versus both the New York Giants and New York Jets). They walked out having accomplished some good things and creating some game film they’ll need to watch and learn from

Once the book closed on Philly’s final preseason game versus the guys in the wrong shade of green, 31 points had been scored by both teams. Yes, this one was a tie (even though it sort of feels like a loss).

Here are five winners and losers from the preseason finale as the attention now turns towards slimming the training-camp roster down to a 53-man regular-season version before the topic of conversation becomes the Atlanta Falcons and Week 1 of the regular season.