Yes, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he could make the opening-day roster.
At this point, it’s hard not to ask questions about whether or not J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has some dirt on someone. We’re teasing of course… sort of. No one can offer any logical reason for why he’s still on the roster, but now that he’s tacked on a few pounds and switched from wide receiver to tight end, he’s extended his shelf life.
Philly’s ‘enforcer’ has added nothing to the passing game, but he’s a decent blocker. If he shows any evolution as a receiver, based on where he was drafted (the 57th-overall selection during Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft), as sad as many of you may feel to hear this, JJAW might be around a tad longer.
The legend continues…
From our vantage point, Jack Stoll should be seen as the second tight end on the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart once camp begins. There’s this theory that the only reason he’s here is that he can block. Five targets while seeing 332 offensive snaps in 2021, roughly 32% of the team’s total, only add to that theory, but when the ball was tossed his way, he normally showed soft hands. We can’t say that about JJAW.
Stoll hauled in four receptions for 22 yards, and for what he was asked to do, there was nothing to complain about with his game. He has a reasonable shot at making this team’s 53-man roster. Keep your eyes on him throughout the preseason.