Serious discussions about who will be added and left off of the Eagles’ 53-man roster are about to heat up.
Friday evening approaches. When the clock strikes 7:30 p.m. EDT, the Philadelphia Eagles will find themselves playing in a home preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field versus the New York Jets. Finally, after months of theory, we can enjoy seeing the Birds play some football. Who cares if the result won’t affect the win-loss total?
Most of the roster is set, but there’s still work to be done to carve out answers on whose names will be added as depth pieces on the 53-man roster. Three preseason games will serve as an avenue for doing so. Expect to see a lot of third-string quarterback Reid Sinnett.
When the Philadelphia Eagles announced shortly after the most recent NFL Draft that they were adding undrafted signal-caller Carson Strong, the immediate theories were Sinnett had one foot out of the door. Much has changed since then.
Even though we thought he’d bring dignity back to the name “Carson” in the City of Brotherly Love, lesson number one for Strong has been the intricacies of an NFL offense are much more complex than the system he ran at Nevada with the Wolf Pack. Meanwhile, Sinnett has been the best Eagles signal-caller not named Jalen Hurts.
Place Reid on a list of several Eagles that have made nice cases for themselves via great showings ahead of the preseason. Here are five others who have earned mentions as well.