First off, congratulations, you made it through the 2017 preseason.
Even better, you made it through what was probably the worst preseason game known to man. The picture above is the best way to describe how it went.
The Eagles lost 16-10 to the Jets, but somehow almost won this game late in the final quarter. But who cares about the result of this turd burger.
None of the Eagles starters played, and neither did Nick Foles. I really don’t care that Foles didn’t play because he’s a whole lot better than Matt McGloin and Dane Evans and making the team anyway… probably, because his injury seems concerning:
Foles said he has a strained flexor tendon in his elbow, surgery is not needed, even if it was offseason. Will be fine by Sept 10 #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 1, 2017
For some reason, the Jets decided to send out their first string offense and Josh McCown got hurt in the first quarter. They’re gonna be bad.
Corey Clement – He didn’t get that much time tonight (four carries, 16 yards), but it sounds like he might make the team. Especially with what Howard Eskin said on the WIP pregame show:
Mike Mayock and Mike Quick mentioned on the Eagles Post Game show on NBC 10 that he’ll make the team. We’ll discuss Pumphrey later. Also wouldn’t mind Byron Marshall either.
Bryce Treggs – He was the top wideout tonight for the Eagles, making four receptions for 41 yards. He has speed, and I think he’ll just make the team as the sixth and final wide receiver. Doug Pederson was impressed by his performance.
Greg Ward – I was at training camp this year and heard plenty of good things about Ward. He should make the practice squad. He has plenty of potential and could make a 53-man roster next season. From what I’ve heard, the secret isn’t out on Ward as much as it is on Clement. Pederson also mentioned him as a wide receiver that looked good.
Gabe Wright – Wright is fighting with Elijah Qualls and Justin Hamilton for a spot at defensive tackle. He had a sack and a half in the loss, but even as the most experienced out of the three, I don’t think it’ll be enough for him to get a roster spot come Saturday.
Joe Walker – After missing last season due to a torn ACL, Walker has been solid as a backup linebacker. He made four tackles and blew up Josh McCown tonight:
The Eagles were high on him last year before he was hurt, and I think he’ll be on the 53-man roster this year.
Jaylen Watkins – He had a nice game and played cornerback rather than his usual safety position. He’s on the edge for a roster spot after making five tackles. Also liked CJ Smith– he should be on the roster.
Matt McGloin – My god we don’t have to deal with this guy anymore. He’s just painful to watch and after that first half I want to reevaluate my life choices. Dane Evans wasn’t good, but at least, you know, he isn’t Matt McGloin.
Donnel Pumphrey – Look, I don’t think the Eagles will cut Pumphrey. They see him in a future role as the next Darren Sproles. He needs a ton of work in nearly every aspect, and got a hit a ton tonight, eventually leaving the game due to a head injury. He said he passed his concussion test.
Donnel Pumphrey said he was cleared after being tested for a concussion. #Eagles
— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) September 1, 2017
Please just put him on IR.
Shelton Gibson – Hey, he dropped balls in the start of the preseason, improved throughout training camp, and might be fighting for a roster spot. He made three catches for 29 yards, but also dropped a pass. There’s plenty of depth at wide receiver right now and he could be the odd man out.
Dillon Gordon – This was the worst time for #69 to have a bad game. He got beat a couple of times, one of them against Kony Ealy, and is also in a position battle on the offensive line. I think the Eagles keep him because of his ability to be used as a fullback in some formations.
Tre Sullivan – The rookie started alongside Chris Maragos tonight and looked alright. But he injured his right ankle in the second half and is now in a walking boot.
Dre Sullivan is in a walking boot in the locker room. Has it on his right foot.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) September 1, 2017
He might be stashed on IR as well.
Rosters have to be cut down to 53 players for 4 pm on Saturday.