Eagles news: Marcus Epps earns Hall of Fame shout out

Marcus Epps #22, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Marcus Epps #22, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

More often than it should be, social media can be a breeding ground for anonymous threats and unnecessary negativity, but if you can stomach it, often you’ll find sufficient reasons to smile and talents like Mark Kannell. Recently, this up-and-coming artist crafted a nice depiction of Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps.

Just four seasons into what we hope will be a long NFL career, Marcus has worked his way to the top of Philly’s depth chart, but it was Kannell’s creativity that put Epps on a few radars for a different reason. Kannell’s masterpiece and Marcus’ likeness caught the attention of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hey, we don’t get to mention Marcus and The Hall in the same sentence very often, but if it’s good enough for the men and women in Canton, it’s good enough for us. Seeing one of our Birds earn some shine is just added motivation to give this one a mention.

Take a look.

Didn’t we tell you? How cool is that? And, how do we get one of these footballs?

Marcus Epps may not be on the radars of Pro Football Hall of Fame voters yet. Heck, he hasn’t earned his first Pro Bowl nomination yet. He hasn’t even been assured of a job with the Eagles past this season as the Birds have yet to offer him an extension, but you never know! Some guys are late bloomers.

If Epps can string together some nice seasons and maybe a few Pro Bowls, maybe we’re talking about him taking his place among some of the all-time greats. Again, you never know.

More Eagles news: Birds get some reinforcements ahead of Week 18’s game.

We talked about Philadelphia’s roster all week. Will Jalen Hurts play? What’s going on with C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Brett Toth, and Robert Quinn? All eyes were on QB1. Quinn, Toth, and C.J.G.J. had practice windows opened on Wednesday. On Saturday, we saw encouraging news as the Birds added some reinforcements.

Toth hasn’t been cleared yet, but C.J.G.J. and Quinn were reactivated to the 53-man roster. Punter Brett Kern was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Linebacker Shaun Bradley and defensive end Janarius Robinson were placed on the team’s injured reserve in subsequent moves. This was one day after Sua Opeta was released to help make room.

Jalen Hurts is expected to start for a must-win in the regular-season finale. With that said, we’ve gotten a lot of good news this week. Let’s hope the Eagles get the job done versus the New York Giants and end the regular season on a high note.

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