Suddenly-intriguing Eagles roster battles ahead of second preseason game

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Jason Huntley, Philadelphia Eagles
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player. 54. . . . Jason Huntley vs Kennedy Brooks.

There’s still much to iron out at the skill positions.

Keeping four running backs or three. That is the question… Somehow that sounded much different when Shakespeare said something to the same effect. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott both sat out of the Eagles’ first game of the preseason with injuries, but the question on many minds is being asked more frequently.

Does Philadelphia need four running backs, or can they roll with three and use the additional roster spot to hang onto a guy at another position? Kennedy Brooks and Jason Huntley will do all that they can to battle their way onto the roster.

They both had decent showings in the preseason opener, but at the same time, there’s still some debate over whether either guy is needed.

. player. 54. . . . Jalen Reagor vs Britain Covey

We knew ahead of the Jets game that Jalen Reagor and Britain Covey were on the bubble and, more than likely, in a battle with one another for a job at wide receiver/returner. Say what you want about Reagor, but he’s the more polished receiver at this point. Covey is a much better return specialist.

Neither man made a major statement, but both have been decent and shown up at practice. Covey was limited in the first practice following Philly’s game versus the Jets as he’s dealing with a thumb sprain, but there are two games to go.

A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Zach Pascal, and Quez Watkins will make the team. Reagor, Covey, Devon Allen, Deon Cain, John Hightower, and Greg Ward are battling for what may be two roster spots.

When you think about it that way, here’s a thought. Who’s to say Reagor and Covey won’t both the roster?