Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Things to Watch for in First Preseason Tilt

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Things to Watch for in First Preseason Tilt
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As is always the case, Thursday's preseason opener will be a showcase of players fighting for roster spots.

Starters figure to be limited to a series or two at the most, giving a talented group of rookies, young guns and undrafted free agents a brief moment to shine in the preseason spotlight.

Although the Eagles are loaded with talent, there are still some intriguing battles taking place at key positions. Of the spots up for grabs, the kick and punt returning duties figure to be among the most compelling.

Here are five things to keep an eye on when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday evening.

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