Is there any way that Britain Covey can sneak onto the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster?
The Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver corps is in the best position that it has been in for quite some time. The combination of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith gives opposing defensive coordinators a reason to stay up late on the nights prior to their games versus the Birds. Quez Watkins is a solid third option. Zach Pascal is a guy that can step in and do the dirty work.
Philadelphia has a solid role player should he make the team, Greg Ward. We just aren’t sure if he will make the team now. Then, there are guys like Keric Wheatfall and Deon Cain. How do they rank?
The general consensus is fingers are crossed that Jalen Reagor gets traded, but there are no guarantees that he will. What if he doesn’t? What does that do to Britain Covey and Devon Allen‘s chances of being on the 53-man roster?
Two speedsters that could provide value on special teams, Covey and Allen could round this roster out quite nicely as return men/reserve receivers. There just may not be a reason to hold on to both of them.
Covey was a return ace for the Utah Utes that set the NCAA on fire in 2021 with a 14.7 yards-per-return average by fielding 29 punts, a 30.1 yards-per-return average that came by way of fielding 12 kickoffs, and three touchdowns he scored as a returner. Devon Allen is a world-class sprinter who hasn’t played football since 2016 when he was at Oregon with the Ducks. No one questions that he’s an all-world athlete though, one that just set the New York Grand Prix on fire with the third-fastest 100m hurdle time on record.
It will be fun to watch both. One may make the team. Neither may make the team, but here’s something we can guaratee by the time the August rolls around. It’s doubtful that we’ll see any fair catches in the Eagles’ three preseason games.