Your Friday Morning Roundup
The Eagles lost to the Ravens in their third preseason game. It was also cut short due to lightning. Thank God.
Most of the starters played 2 or 3 drives in this one and nobody got hurt. Rodney McLeod played at safety and he looks pretty good since getting injured last September.
Cody Kessler sucks, end of story. He’s probably going to be the odd-man out. Josh McCown looked solid, going 17-of-24 for 192 yards and two touchdowns and I honestly think he should be the No. 2 QB behind Carson Wentz.
Perhaps the best performer throughout the entire preseason could be wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside. He’s played a lot of the snaps with the starters sitting, but the rookie out of Stanford had another good night with eight receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown:
JJ Arcega-Whiteside 104 yards 👍🏼
Last 2 Eagles receivers with over 100 yards in preseason…
Jordan Matthews and Terrell Owenspic.twitter.com/naYpHe99uE
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 23, 2019
Greg Ward has also looked good and he could be on the better end of the 53-man roster.
Preseason finale is against the Jets next weekend. Hope you love dudes you may have never heard of.
After a travel day yesterday, Gabe Kapler, his push-ups, and the rest of the Phillies are in Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins. The series begins tonight at 7:10 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia with Vince Velasquez on the mound against Hector Noesi. Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola are scheduled to pitch this weekend.
While you wait for tonight, check out a brand new episode of Crossed Up.
Get ready for a third sports radio station in the area, headed by Sean Brace with a heavy focus on betting.
In other sports news, the Raiders and Packers played on an 80-yard field in Winnipeg due to field problems. And Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said he wanted to “challenge” Kenny Stills by playing eight straight Jay-Z songs in practice a day after the wideout ripped the rapper’s partnership with the NFL.
The Cowboys have reportedly offered Ezekiel Elliott a contract, while Cowboys stan and jabroni Skip Bayless thinks Dak Prescott is much better than Carson Wentz.
Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted on cocaine possession:
And Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been banned four years from international hockey (not the NHL) for testing positive for cocaine:
China announced a tariff hike on $75 billion of US products.