Eagles preseason: Watch Reid Sinnett connect with Devon Allen

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How’s this for breaking news? The Philadelphia Eagles have a track star on the roster, and he’s as fast as advertised. One day after bringing Devon Allen, a three-time U.S. national champion (2014, 2016, 2018) and a Diamond League champion in the 110 meters hurdles (2021), to the NovaCare Complex on April 7th, the Birds signed the former Oregon Duck to a standard three-year undrafted rookie deal.

That garnered some criticism. After all, he hadn’t played football since 2016, but it was understandable why they’d do so. As expected, it’s taken some time to adjust, but the light bulb may have come on in the second preseason game.

Eagles roster hopefuls connect on a deep pass.

Just when you thought it was safe to take a snooze during the Philadelphia Eagles’ second preseason tune-up, we have news. Reid Sinnett went deep to the track star, and the latter hauled one in for a 55-yard score. Just appreciate the beauty.

Admittedly, it’s going to take more than that for Devon Allen to make the 53-man roster. Philly figures to carry five or six wide receivers into the regular season, and we know A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Zach Pascal, and Quez Watkins on the depth chart (along with everyone else).

As days pass, it feels like Jalen Reagor might make the roster, and with the tape that Deon Cain is piecing together, it will be hard to leave him off of the squad. Then, there’s fan-favorite/return specialist Britain Covey. He won’t be going anywhere.

Reid Sinnett’s path to the 53-man roster seems a little easier. He’s third on Philly’s quarterback depth chart. The questions are about whether or not the Eagles will keep three signal-callers are two.

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Let’s make long stories short. The toss was beautiful. The catch was impressive, but Sinnett and Allen still have work to do as neither is assured of a roster spot. They’re running out of time. One preseason game remains, and the Birds must trim the roster from 85 men to 80 by 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 23rd.