Eagles from the 2022 squad on the post-NFL Draft roster bubble

Trey Sermon, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Britain Covey #18, Philadelphia Eagles
Britain Covey #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

54. . . . Britain Covey, wide receiver. 18. player

At the risk of sounding crass, the compassionate thing to do might be for the Philadelphia Eagles to allow Britain Covey and Greg Ward to move on.

Once Britain Covey showed up to work, pulled into a space in the team parking lot, and was denied access because security didn’t know who he was, we knew it was going to be a long season. And, it most certainly was.

Week after week, Britain Covey ran out of the field of play to field punts and looked more like a crash-test dummy than a football player. We saw some promise in Week 13. He collected six punts versus the Tennessee Titans and eclipsed the century mark with 105 return yards in that one, but that was the exception to the rule.

The cold-hard fact is Britain Covey isn’t an NFL player. No one wants to see this young man take a beating like the one he took last season.

54. . . . Greg Ward, wide receiver. 84. player

Okay, technically Ward wasn’t on the 53-man roster last year, but we have to bring him up.

If the Eagles needed to play a football game tomorrow evening, we would assume they’d carry five or six wide receivers on the depth chart. We’d also guess that the top four guys would be A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Olamide Zaccheaus. That means Greg Ward, Britain Covey, Tyrie Cleveland, and Devon Allen are in competition for what might be two roster spots.

That’s a pretty good guess, right?

Here’s the thing. we believe in Greg Ward. It just doesn’t feel like the Eagles ever did. They’re constantly looking to replace him, and from where we’re sitting, the addition of undrafted free agents Joseph Ngata and Jadon Haselwood, Ward’s journey to making the roster again looks even more complicated than it did last year. Remember, he spent time on both the injured reserve and p