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

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There’s still much to be determined for the Philadelphia Eagles on defense.

There are others worth noting, but here are four Eagles who need to come up big in the preseason finale. Keep your eyes on them.

Jaquiski Tartt, safety

When Jaquiski Tartt was added by the Eagles on June 17th, the move made perfect sense. He was, without question, the best safety that was available on the free-agent market at the time, and the Birds had a huge need at the position.

That may not have changed much. Tartt has struggled to adjust to Jonathan Gannon’s defensive scheme, and even though we hope everything is okay for him personally, missing extended time due to a private matter didn’t help make him more comfortable.

He was last seen playing on the Eagles’ third-team defense, and frankly, guys like K’Von Wallace, who has seen the light bulb come on recently, just look better.

Kary Vincent Jr., cornerback

It isn’t great news to know that the Browns made a concerted effort to attack Kary Vincent Jr. in the passing game. It’s even worse knowing that, in doing so, they completed four of six attempts for 70 yards. He’s firmly behind Josh Jobe and Josiah Scott on the depth chart now.

Ugo Amadi, safety

Ugo Amadi played free safety for the Seattle Seahawks in 2021, but after joining the Eagles on August 15th and having less than six days to prepare for his preseason debut with the Birds, he was asked to play slot corner. He did well, but can he beat out some of the guys who have been around longer?

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Reed Blakenship, safety

Are you noticing a theme here? You should be! There’s a lot of pressure on the Eagles’ coaches to form the right mixture in the secondary, and even though Reed Blakenship has done everything this team has asked of him (and looked good doing so), he still has work to do if he’s going to make the roster.