Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have a preseason game in the books, the evaluation process is in full swing. The coaching staff has new tape on over 80 players following last Friday’s exhibition game against the Chicago Bears, film that could go a long way toward settling the various position battles throughout the roster.
That goes double for the second-, third- and fourth-string players who will either compete sparingly or, in some cases, not at all in Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason. Whether the game counted in the standings or not, it certainly wasn’t meaningless to the guys gunning for bigger roles or their NFL livelihood.
With that in mind, our latest stock report will focus almost entirely on Eagles reserves. Furthermore, most of the emphasis will be placed on their performance in the recent preseason affair, as games mean more than practice. Finally, we’re looking purely at players whose stock was improved by their recent outing, as the ones who didn’t improve their status were mostly a) veterans whose jobs are assured or b) long shots in the first place.