Despite the loss, quite of few Eagles shined in the first preseason game.
Football is back in the City of Brotherly Love as fans were able to watch the Philadelphia Eagles battle on the field for the first time since January. Unfortunately, they took a 24-21 loss on the chin versus the New York Jets in their first preseason game of the three-game slate. Luckily, there are two left because, let’s face it, victories don’t really matter at this point.
What matters in the preseason is seeing growth from the young players who were drafted and seeing the skills of undrafted guys who are fighting for a roster spot with the team because, if they don’t make the roster, they could join one of the other 31 teams.
Games can also be used to allow the veterans some reps and help them shake off some rust while getting acquainted with their new teammates in a live game.
Both vets and youngsters showed out for the Birds on Friday as the team dominated the New York Jets in the first half leading to a 14-3 advantage at halftime.
The second half was a bit muddier with the Jets outscoring Philadelphia 21 -7. Keep in mind, however, that the third and fourth squads were in the game at the time.
With all that being said, several Eagles saw their stock improve. What follows is a list of players that qualify.