Trey Sermon continues to push for a roster spot while Dennis Kelly continues to learn that in football there are no guarantees.
Tailback Trey Sermon came to Philly with some fanfare following San Francisco's decision to release him after a single season with the team. For the first time ever, he had been told by a football team that he wasn't good enough.
Dennis Kelly's football story involves being part of one of the worst trade packages in Eagles history. Philly shipped him off to land Dorial Green-Beckham. Well, Kelly is back, but he may not make the team. Both players find their way into our analysis.
4. Trey Sermon, running back
Don't overthink this. The math is easy. The Eagles are going to keep four running backs on their 53-man roster.
D'Andre Swift... Rashaad Penny... Kenneth Gainwell... Boston Scott... Those are your guys. Despite rushing for a TD versus Baltimore, unless Trey Sermon does something almost Herculean during these final two preseason games, all roads probably lead to the practice squad.
5. Dennis Kelly, offensive lineman
Dennis Kelly's return has made for a nice story, but NFL teams don't think of nice stories when they piece rosters together. The goal is to put the best combination of 53 men together.
It was beginning to look like Kelly made sense as a reserve swing tackle, but if Tyler Steen can play both backup tackle and guard (which seems to be the case), Philly could throw us a curveball at final roster cuts.