Eagles who need better performances in the second preseason game

Reid Sinnett, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Josh Jobe, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles still need to iron out a few things in the secondary.

Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox form a nice trio, but once you get past them there are questions about not only the Eagles’ cornerbacks but their safety position as well.

Josh Jobe, cornerback

The Jets’ first third-down conversions came towards the end of the first quarter. The first was the result of a nine-yard completion on third-and-four by Elijah Moore versus undrafted rookie Josh Jobe. The third came at Jobe’s expense as well as Josh missed a tackle by Jobe on third-and-one that probably should have stopped Breece Hall two yards short of the line to gain.

Philly seems to have a lot of faith in the rookie as he’s gotten a lot of time with the second team, but there are obvious areas where he can improve. That’s okay. That’s to be expected. Let’s see how he does in the second game.

K’Von Wallace and Jaquiski Tartt, safeties

First, let’s say this. It’s good to see Jaquiski Tartt back on the practice field following his absence. Everyone is pulling for him in that regard. From a football standpoint, however, his spot on this team isn’t certain. He sat out of the first preseason game but hasn’t performed well during practice sessions.

Guys like K’Von Wallace, despite racking up three tackles in the first preseason game, need to do something to stand out. The Birds have six safeties on the preseason roster. Anthony Harris and Marcus Epps will make the team. Andre Chachere and Reed Blakenship have performed at a higher level to this point.