Two guys who have really earned the respect of Eagles fans and teammates, Greg Ward and Jack Driscoll are struggling.
Wide receiver Greg Ward is someone that we can’t stop pulling for. An undrafted addition by the Eagles in 2017, he’s been released and re-signed by this organization so many times that we’ve lost count, but other than a costly drop in the end zone last season, when called upon, he’s normally shown an ability to make plays. Look no further than his game-winning catch to close a thriller versus Washington in Week 15 of the 2019 season if you need evidence.
Sadly, there hasn’t been much magic during the current version of camp, and while dealing with a toe injury that’s forced him to miss days is bad enough, having undrafted rookie Britain Covey nip at his heels makes what’s been a nightmarish camp seem even worse than it has been.
Our first memory of Jack Driscoll in Eagles green included visions of him holding his own versus some great and talented Eagles as a rookie and Brandon Graham giving the young man his props… even if he got his name wrong (he called him ‘Jake’).
Once seen as a solid depth piece, there’s a possibility that the injuries are catching up with him. Both of his first two seasons in the NFL have ended with him landing on Philly’s injured reserve.
Don’t kick him off of the roster yet, but so far during 2022’s version of training camp, he’s looked like he’s ten years older than he is. You’d think Brandon Graham was the third-year player and he was the aging veteran coming off of an injury.