Eagles expected to name Rashaad Penny as a healthy scratch versus Patriots

The Eagles may throw us a curveball ahead of Week 1's game. Rashaad Penny is expected to miss the regular-season opener as a healthy scratch.
Rashaad Penny, Philadelphia Eagles
Rashaad Penny, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Well, this is interesting, League sources have told The Philadelphia Inquirer's Olivia Reiner and Josh Tolentino that the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to name Rashaad Penny as a healthy scratch for Week 1's game versus the New England Patriots.

We could seriously end this story after a single sentence. It's that strong of a statement. Just for kicks, however, let's add a few more details for context.

The Philadelphia Eagles may have thrown us a curve ball in Week 1.

Don't adjust your computer monitors or reset your phones. This isn't a drill. Philly added Rashaad Penny, a former first-round selection, during the most recent offseason. He was inked to a one-year deal that includes $600,00o guaranteed and will pay him a max value of $2.1 million, but unless something changes between now and 90 minutes before kickoff, Philly is expected to ruin Tom Brady apprecaiation day with Jalen Hurts and tree tailbacks (Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, and D'Andre Swift spearheading their running game.

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