5 Philadelphia Eagles who have all but disappeared at training camp
Fletcher Cox and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are two Birds enjoying their final days in Philly. One seemingly has fewer days than the other.
It’s hard to say that this is Fletcher Cox‘s final run in the City of Brotherly Love. You never know with this leadership structure though. Come March, Howie Roseman could let him walk or re-sign him for three more seasons. You just never know with the G.M/vice president
Most of us have allowed ourselves to believe that this is Fletch’s final run. Now, there’s nothing he can do about a battle with COVID, and we obviously won’t beat him up for that, but since he’s returned, it’s been more of the same.
Everyone else is giving it all that they have and Brandon Graham is practicing like he’s still trying to prove something while Number 91 is in cruise control.
And, you wonder why Fletch’s passion is always called into question. Can you even recall there being a conversation about a ‘wow’ moment he’s had in practice?
In short, the switch from wide receiver to tight end hasn’t helped J.J. Arcega-Whiteside at all, and now, to make matters worse, he’s injured. The experiment is over. It’s truly time to move on.
Dishonorable mentions: Carson Strong and Devon Allen
We thought Carson Strong had a chance to make the roster. At best, he’s a practice squad guy. He’s been outplayed and outperformed by Reid Sinnett. If the Philadelphia Eagles keep three signal-callers, Sinnett’s done more to earn the job of being the third guy.
In terms of Devon Allen, we knew he was a long shot, and with the learning curve and limited reps, it appears that a nice story will end with him being left off of the 53-man roster. Maybe he can earn a scout-team role if he impresses in the preseason?