10 Eagles needing huge performances in Philadelphia’s final preseason game

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Britain Covey, Philadelphia Eagles
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There is still room for a few pieces to be added to the Eagles’ offense.

We entered the offseason, training camp, and preseason knowing that the Eagles would have a must-see competition at the wide receiver position. We were right, and versus Miami, we get what might be a final look at many of them.

A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal will make this team. We aren’t certain if the same can be said about the guys whose names follow.

Britain Covey, wide receiver/returner

Britain Covey, a wide receiver and return ace, entered camp as an undrafted rookie free agent signing but also as someone who had an already existing fan base. He’s had some ‘wow’ plays at practice, but he hasn’t flashed at all in live action.

Through two games, he’s been targeted six times, and he’s come up with one reception for five yards. He’s returned two kickoffs for 47 yards. He’s attempted two punt returns, and he’s come up with four yards there.

His is a nice story, but Covey isn’t one of the Eagles’ top six receivers, and if he can’t help them in the return game, it’s impossible to argue him onto the roster. Meanwhile, Philly’s other UDFA wide receiver, Devon Allen, had a nice 55-yard touchdown reception versus the Cleveland Browns. He may not make the team either, but that one was pretty.

Jalen Reagor, wide receiver

The clock is ticking for Jalen Reagor. He’s come up with three receptions on four targets for 26 yards, and truthfully, nothing gained from an eyeball test strengthens his case. There just isn’t much there.

Deon Cain, wide receiver

Deon Cain isn’t a shoo-in to make the roster by any means, but he’s tied with Noah Togiai for the team lead in receptions with six. Following a five-catch performance versus the Browns, all eyes are on him, but if he experiences a letdown versus Miami, his efforts versus the Browns will be forgotten about quickly.