Jason Huntley and Britain Covey have had great training camps.
When Philadelphia began the first of ten training camp sessions on July 27th, it felt like Jason Huntley had a realistic shot at making the 53-man roster. After all, there weren’t that many running backs at camp.
Successful arguments could be made that, if Philly kept four running backs entering the regular season, Huntley was the best tailback the Birds had not named Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott.
So far, he’s done well for himself, showcasing a tough, downhill running style that some may not have expected to see. After all, he’s been labeled as a speed guy since his arrival in 2020. Expect to see much of him during the preseason seeing as how Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott are expected to miss time.
Every year, at least one of the undrafted rookies becomes a fan favorite, and if you’re looking for a dark horse roster candidate to pull for, wide receiver/return man Britain Covey might be your guy, even though he may have elevated himself from ‘longshot’ status.
Since settling in, Covey has consistently done enough on a day-in and day-out basis to keep his name rolling off of the tongues of coaches and the media. Greg Ward has not, and if Ward can’t get on the field soon and Britain continues this upswing, the former Utah Ute may be able to catapult himself onto the roster.