Eagles Wake-Up Call: 53-Man Roster Projection

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The Eagles closed out the preseason Thursday night with a 37-7 victory. On Friday and Saturday, they will cut the roster down from 75 to 53.

One final time, here’s who we have making the cut.

Quarterbacks (3): Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley.

This is a lock. Any other arrangement would be a stunner. Foles starts, Sanchez backs him up, and Barkley is the third-stringer.

Running backs (4): LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk, Kenjon Barner.

This is easily the most difficult position to figure out. McCoy and Sproles are locks. Beyond that? A lot of confusion.

Thursday night’s game added more wrinkles as Matthew Tucker left with a shoulder injury and Barner left with an ankle injury. Polk, meanwhile, didn’t dress as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

I still think Polk gets the third spot. The Eagles know he can play special teams, and in a small sample size last year, he looked like someone who could run the ball effectively in this offense. Previously, I thought Chip Kelly sounded frustrated with Polk’s inability to stay healthy. But after Thursday night’s game, Kelly said he felt for Polk and pointed out that the third-year player is doing everything he can to stay on the field. For that reason, I think he sticks.

The fourth spot is a toss-up. Barner hasn’t been here for long, but Kelly knows him well from their Oregon days together. Tucker has done a good job as a ball-carrier, but Barner may have the edge on special teams. For that reason, I’m going with him.

If one of their injuries is more serious than the other, the Eagles’ decision will be easier.

Henry Josey has looked great as a ball-carrier, but the fourth RB is not going to see a lot of touches. If he doesn’t catch on with another team, Josey seems like a good practice squad candidate.

Wide receivers (6): Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith, Jeff Maehl.

I feel confident about the first five. The sixth is a three-man race between Damaris Johnson, Arrelious Benn and Maehl.

I didn’t think Johnson had much of a chance going into the preseason, but he saw time at running back and made the most of his opportunity. On Thursday night, Johnson had five carries for 69 yards, including a 46-yarder. Ultimately, though, I think the evaluation goes back to last year. Johnson lost the kickoff returner job and wasn’t a factor offensively. I don’t think he makes it.

The coaches could go either way with Benn and Maehl. Benn had a 43-yard TD vs. the Jets. Maehl came down with a 32-yard grab on a 50/50 ball. Considering Benn’s injury history and the fact that the Eagles are familiar with Maehl from his in-season performance last season, I think the former Duck makes the squad.

Ifeanyi Momah has improved, but there’s still plenty of work necessary.

Tight ends (3): Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey.

Trey Burton put some good stuff on tape (six catches, 45 yards, TD). But I think these three have been set in stone for awhile now.

Offensive linemen (8): Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin, David Molk, Andrew Gardner.

The biggest surprise of the Eagles’ preseason was the performance of the second-team offensive line. That made this section especially difficult to project.

Dennis Kelly was one of my final cuts. I think he’s squarely on the bubble, and the Eagles could certainly choose to keep him instead of a defensive player.

Defensive linemen (7): Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Cedric Thornton, Taylor Hart, Vinny Curry, Beau Allen, Brandon Bair.

I feel confident projecting this group. Hart will likely be inactive to start the season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Logan and Allen split time fairly evenly at nose tackle. Curry should see increased snaps as a pass-rusher.

Bair played too well in the preseason to be left off. He’s someone who can help them right now.

Outside linebackers (6): Connor Barwin, Trent Cole, Marcus Smith II, Bryan Braman, Travis Long, Brandon Graham.

You could just as easily throw Long into the inside linebackers section. That’s where he’s been taking all his reps the last couple of weeks. Long had a sack on a delayed blitz against the Jets.

Smith could be inactive to start the season. Graham will back up Cole. Braman will play special teams.

Inside linebackers (3): DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode.

Because the team seems comfortable counting Long as its fourth inside linebacker in case of emergency, they only keep three at this position.

I think this is the end for Casey Matthews, and Emmanuel Acho doesn’t make the cut.

Cornerbacks (5): Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll II, Jaylen Watkins.

This is the easiest position to project.

Safeties (5): Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos, Ed Reynolds.

Reynolds is my last player to sneak on the roster. There’s no real need to keep a fifth safety, and I’d expect him to be inactive on gamedays. But given that the Eagles spent a fifth-round pick on Reynolds, the guess here is he sticks.

Specialists (3): Jon Dorenbos, Cody Parkey, Donnie Jones.

Making decisions based on a small sample size is dangerous, but what else are the Eagles supposed to do? Parkey hit a 54-yarder and a 53-yarder against the Jets. Sure, it was only the preseason, but there was certainly some pressure on him, knowing he’d have a small window to make his mark. And Parkey came through.

I think the move is to give the rookie a shot. If it doesn’t work out, you can always bring in a veteran. I highly doubt they’ll look back and regret letting Alex Henery go.

There’s no perfect solution, but the Eagles’ best bet right now is to go with Parkey.


Observations from the Eagles’ 37-7 win over the Jets.

Peter King thinks the Eagles are going to be the top seed in the NFC.

Tim posted his 53-man roster projection before the game.


Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com offers his take on Josey:

What to do with Josey? Love this kid. I didn’t put him on my 53-man roster (see story), but the kid just gains big yards every time he touches the ball. He ran 22 times for 121 yards Thursday night (5.5 average) and 34 times for 225 yards this preseason (6.6) along with three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown. That’s production. Josey doesn’t have great size and he’s not a proficient blocker, and if something happened to Shady you’d have to go with Chris Polk or Matthew Tucker as the primary ball carrier — assuming one of them is healthy. But, man, Josey is a talent. I’d be worried about losing him if I tried to sneak him through waivers onto the practice squad. I’m keeping the kid.

Tommy Lawlor of Iggles Blitz offers instant analysis from last night’s game:

The overall defense played well. I don’t think anyone really jumped out. ILB Emmanuel Acho helped himself, from what I could tell. Would have been even better if he held onto a ball that he almost picked off. Bryan Braman looked good rushing off the edge. He has a very good dip move. Earl Wolff had a nice FF. Ed Reynolds had a couple of nice tackles, but missed an INT that would have really made him look good. Jaylen Watkins was physical as a hitter and tackler, but he did give up the TD pass.


The team could start announcing cuts. We’ll have it all covered.

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  • Rick H

    Reynolds to 1 year IR. The Eagles must keep Josey (shades of a rookie named Wilbert Montgomery) Barner to short term PUP. Find a way to keep Dennis Kelly. Offensive lineman are hard to find and someone will grab him.

    • Dan

      I think you’re forgetting the part where guys need to be hurt to go on IR. Yes they’ll blow something up (kruger) but they actually made him have surgery to sell it…

  • Will, Always Shady in CA

    Josey over all other backs not named McCoy. IR Polk designated to return and cut Barner

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Parkey Lewis Can’t Lose

  • Michael Myers

    id be shocked if those were the rb’s we keep. I’ll say mccoy, sproles, tucker, josey and polk…I have us keeping only 5 wr’s so…5 rb’s but polk at 5

  • FurlongKid


  • DirtyWaters

    UKEagle may literally deficate himself because he gets a true Wake Up Call. I used literally correctly.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      pics or it didn’t happen… wait, nevermind.

      • DirtyWaters

        Too late. Scotland is still part of the UK…for now.

    • Michael Myers

      but you spelled defecate incorrectly…damn…so close

      • DirtyWaters

        It’s the olde English version. Not common since the days of Chaucer. Not editing.

        • Rockedupeaglesfan

          Yeah like when the put an e on the end of shoppe

  • Morganc

    Again, ppl have to understand Polk is not injury prone. This is his first injury affecting playing time (in pre-season). Everyone can fall in love with Josey (who admittedly looks great) and Tucker, but Polk was outstanding last year and is a great ST player. Don’t forget that last point to Kelly. I just don’t know where this Polk injury prone stuff comes from. His shoulder issues didn’t affect him playing at all last year. It’s just this hamstring thing. Totally not fair to say he’s injury prone. Good player and he should make squad (with Josey I say, no Tucker or Barner; hasn’t proved anything).

    • Kev_H

      Polk went undrafted coming out of college because (according to the Seattle Times) of concerns with his left shoulder, knee, and hip. I’m not sure it’s wise to declare him an iron man after an 11 carry season.

      • Morganc

        Not doing that. Simply saying that he hasn’t missed games cus of it. That’s a fact. Injury concerns are one thing; missing games because of legit injuries is another. Dude has played through it, regardless.

      • All In Eagles

        Completely agree, he had multiple injuries in college and went undrafted because of it. He then had 11 carries only last year and yet to have 1 this year. He’s injury prone.

      • Matty Boy

        He’s no iron man, but he has shown he can play through pain. He only had 11 carries, but played additional snaps from the backfield and was a special teams regular. He got his share of contact last season and didn’t have trouble.

        That said, it’s hard not to get excited about Josey and Tucker. Barner hasn’t shown much, but that’s somewhat understandable. Could they keep five considering special teams? Doubtful, but we’ll just have to wait and see. We’re going to have to let go of talented players. It’s just the nature of the beast. In my mind, it’s a good problem to have.

        • HokiEagle07

          What I love the most is that Chip’s system is going to attract a ton of quality free agents with the number of reps people can get in Kelly’s system. Look at what the young guys were able to put on tape just this preseason. If nothing else, people are going to want to play for the Eagles (offense), which is a great problem to have.

          • anon

            Too bad trades are tough in football. Would be great if we could move some of these guys, maybe get some defensive players.

      • Guest

        Chris did EVERYTHING you say you didn’t see, in only 11 carries w/ a few catches. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qJKzf-i54s

    • Reef215

      Am I the only one that remembers Polk having wide open holes running between the tackles. I don’t remember him ever making anyone miss. I don’t remember him ever making any cut backs or running anyone over. Does anyone have physical 2013 game tape on Polk

      • HokiEagle07

        Chris did EVERYTHING you say you didn’t see, in only 11 carries w/ a few catches. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qJKzf-i54s

        • Reef215

          I stand corrected. He did run people over but he’s just a North south running back. Which, in my opinion, in this offense anybody can run North South with the holes the oline creates

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Not everyone can run over players a la Polk though which means he can be a far more effective North/South runner than the alternatives, plus he gives you a nice change of style to compliment the shiftier McCoy and Sproles.

            For me he’s plain better than Josey and Barner, it just comes down to whether we trust his fitness. Nothing against the man but Josey is this year’s Acho. Lots of people getting way too excited about a guy who’s looked ok against back-ups and scrubs.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      Hasn’t he had each shoulder operated over the last 3 years?

  • DirtyWaters

    “One final time, here’s who we have making the cut.”

    SK- Is that the “editorial we” or is someone helping you beat McManus this year?

  • Dan

    Kelly’s mantra is “compete and the depth chart will make itself”. he values production. how can he in good faith say that and not give josey a spot?

    • tomw

      But Barner has a Duck call . Just hoping Kelly will stay away from the pond this time.

      • Bullwinkle

        Kelly should put Barner on the practice squad. He would have a job and the best running back in the preseason, Josey would get the reward he has earned.

        • tomw

          Not too keen on Josey’s blocking . Also, how does he do on ST’s ? He just won’t make it if he is not a factor on ST.

          • Chuck Dougherty

            He recovered a muffed kick off from barner against the Steelers.. returned it for about 22-25 yards.. went out of bound. Looked good. Dont understand why he not getting more look there.

          • tomw

            It’s a numbers game. He is a Sproles type running back .

        • Dan

          Also importantly if he’s on the ps we don’t surrender the pick, so if we lose him it’s a wash.

    • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

      Not trying to be a jerk or anything, but the answer to that question is simple “because he did not go to Oregon.”

      I’ve been saying that I’m not getting my hopes up. All the ducks that are on the bubble basically are safe. If I am wrong, I will be more than happy if you come back later and write “I told ya so.”

      • Dan

        I’m still trying to convince myself all the Oregon guys will stop making it once others know the system…. Pls let it be true for the love of maehl

        • CHRIS – CB with dreads

          If anything, the time is running out for players coming into the league that chip coached. It’s a little frustrating for me as well, but I see it as a short-term problem. Kelly wants guys that know the system, and eventually, like you said, there will only be guys left that know his NFL system and not his college system. At least that’s my hope.

    • Breathe 21

      I wonder if Chip feels any RB with talent will produce in his system behind this O-line. He might not see Josey as a special player. Josey wouldn’t be on the roster this yr to contribute out the backfield anyway. He would have to produce on ST to have a spot.

    • Glenn

      100% agree! If the kid from Oregon makes the team over Josey, Kelly loses credibility.

  • Kev_H

    With all of the running backs who have been with the team all off season playing well, I think it would be a mistake to cut Tucker or Josey. Barner just showed up, but is nothing special and I don’t think it would go over great for Chip to bring in a buddy and dump a guy who has performed all off season.

    Polk can go. Some of these columnists act like he is an established star, but he only had 11 carries last year. A long run in the snow and another one in the waning minutes of the wrong side of a 52-13 blowout doesn’t make one an established, NFL player. Sorry.

    • eaglespur

      and big picture, how good is it that we’re going to see players cut that we thought could have been productive? it will be interesting to see what happens to the guys that are forced out, who gets picked up by another team.

  • Fly High

    Overall, I think last night’s game made complicated hard cuts, harder and more complicated. What I see:
    QB – Barkley was in the middle, if he was great he might have drawn some trade interest. If he was horrible, Kinne might have had a shot at him. Neither of those things happened, so things probably stay as they are, Barkley at #3 QB.
    RB – Ooh crazy, crazy. Josey who was the longest shot, has a great game, Tucker was god, if he is not hurt seriously. Barner did not help himself.
    I now see any 2 of 4 making it. with Barner slightly behind the others, If Josey does not make it, it will be because he is not the greatest asset on passing downs.
    WR -If we have a 6th receiver, it is 50/50 between Benn and Maehl. Momah is out, practice squad if no body grabs him.
    Damaris Johnson is back from the dead! I’m not sure where he fits, but he at least has to have a shot.
    TE – There is now a slight chance that Burton ousts Casey, if not he is a lock to make the PS, but may well get picked up first.
    OL – hard to judge,
    LB – Long got closer to guaranteeing a spot. Bad news for Acho and Casey M.

    • Jericho

      Seems the perfect moment to try and leverage Barkley in a trade. Kinney seems capable as the third string QB.

  • JAMIN67

    Agree with most of the projections, but I see the RB’s being Shady, Sproles, Tucker and Josey. Polk starts the season on the PUP list, and Barner (if he still has eligibility to be on it) gets stashed on the PS. I see less of a chance of someone stealing him than Josey. I also think it would be better to keep Benn over Maehl…lets face it…if we need Maehl in a few weeks I’m pretty confident we could resign him. Not sure you can say that about Benn…someone in need of a WR might take a flyer on him.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      Eskin said you can’t PUP Polk because he practiced all week. Grain of salt with the source, but that would be unfortunate.

      • James

        I think you can put him on the regular season PUP which means he is out the first six games and they have a 21-day window to activate him or not.

        • Rockedupeaglesfan

          I know the ramifications just going off what Eskin said. Not that he is one of percent reliable, but you hink he could’ve asked someone there last night

  • Engwrite

    This is a running offense but throughout the preseason all the non-starting RBs but Josey missed time. This last game was the 2nd game when they had to use Damaris at RB. That has to be an enormous concern if picking someone other than Josey. A separate consideration has to be the return game. I don’t know if I would risk the short term IR on Polk but I don’t think I would go into the season with Polk as my back-up.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    I keep hearing Smith may be inactive, early on at least. Would that leave Braman or Long as the first backup at Jack?

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Most likely Braman. Seems they’d like Long as the swing man between both ILB & LOLB.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      But I will say that inactivating Smith would stunt his growth even further than when they brought him in and switched him over to the Jack, when his natural position was the Predator. I think their focusing too much on what they would like to do (having OLBs that can flip sides) rather than the individual growth of your 1st rd player. He’s already much more fluid in coverage than both Cole & Graham, and sets the edge well enough. He may not be the better pass rusher (yet), but he is a much better pass rusher from that side.

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        They definitely seem willing to put the system ahead of individual talents to this point. At least on the defensive side.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Yeah but in this case it’s not about individual talent, it’s about developing a talent, your 1st rd pick. If the idea is to move him over there eventually, why not now? It’s not like they don’t have 2 other guys on each side.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            When you look at the players being misused, for lack of a better term, they are all young, developing players. Cox, Curry, even Boykin. Either they don’t put them in a favorable system, or simply cut them lose to learn on the job.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    I think if they’re making a big mistake going with Polk. The guy just can’t stay healthy for any stretch of time to be counted on in a pinch.

    If they’re down on Josey b/c of his blocking, that’s a skill that can be coached up. You can’t coach talent and this team needs a talented scat back behind Shady that could shoulder the load.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    There is no way I’m giving up a 7th rounder next year for Barner.

    • B-West

      Couldn’t agree more. Given all the RB depth, it makes no sense to pick the guy with an added price tag. If his argument is based on special teams returns, than he hasn’t made a good argurment to me.

      Keep Damaris around for a few weeks to bridge the gap to Huff on kick and punt returns. I know Damaris brings little to none as a returner, but he knows what he’s doing and he won’t screw things up. He’s not a positive as a returner, but he’s not a negative either.

      • UncleCarm

        My only regret is that I can only give one thumbs up to your comment. I might add that we need to keep Josey.

  • Glenn

    How does Barner and even Polk make this team over Josey. What does Josey have to do to make this team? His production was incredible. Even after a 70 yd TD was taken away by a bogus holding call, and another big run was taken away last night. He showed he could pass protect and catch when given the chance. He is the real deal, and played better this preseason than Polk ever did. And Polk has been very good, when healthy. Polk has difficulty staying healthy. Barner has shown very little. He showed poor judgment on fielding that punt last night. Barner would get it only because of his Oregon experience, which would be wrong to do. I thought roster spots were earned, not given. My eyes are telling me that Josey is playing much better, right now, with this offense. I believe Josey is the best injury replacement for McCoy if there was a disaster. It would be a disgrace if he gets cut. And I guarantee you after last night , if he gets cut, he gets picked up by another team on waivers. Thinking you could stash this guy on the practice squad is foolish.

    • 370HSSV 0773H

      According to Kelly, bench players need to play on special teams – which makes one wonder why they never tried out Josey as a kick returner.

      • Glenn

        I am sure Josey would do a great job as a kick returner given the opportunity. Barner may have been a world beater with Chip in Oregon, but Josey is simply much much better right now. Did you see the fingertip diving punt return of Barner last night? Was out of position, and at that point, should have let it go. I can’t trust this kid fielding punts, thats for sure.

  • Soybot

    Put Polk on Temporary IR and keep Josey also.

  • James Skip Carl

    What’s this love fest with Brad Smith, cut him

  • Token

    Yea Ed Reynolds. Theres a guy who wouldnt make the team if it wasnt a wasted 5th rounder. His ceiling is Kurt Coleman.

    • Breathe 21

      You can’t be serious. It’s way too early, he missed part of camp, and displayed ballhawk awareness Coleman could only dream of showing. I wonder what you thought of Ertz at this point last year. Are you being sarcastic?

      • Token

        I didnt like Reynolds coming out. Hes a limited athlete. I dont think he has great instincts to make up for it. But you never know. Im sure he will stick so whats it matter what I think? Howie isnt cutting a 5th rounder regardless of how good or bad he is.

        I hear if you go back to his Junior Varsity tape from High School he looks pretty good.

        • Breathe 21

          In 2012, he had 6 Ints, 3 returned for a TD. You don’t put up that kind of production with instincts. He was a good college player and came out one year earlier than expected

          • Token

            Nate Allen had like 48INTs his last year in college. It means little.

          • Breathe 21

            Lol, you are something else. For the record, Nate Allen was playing well pre-injury in his rookie year. I bet you liked him then. IMO, he’s playing pretty well right now.

          • Token

            No, for the record I didnt. Fans, like you, went crazy over a couple above average performances. And now you still act like his injury is holding him back years later. But im not surprised you are a big Reynolds fan if you think Allen is playing well.

          • Breathe 21

            I didn’t like the Allen pick, it was too high. I’m not crazy about him, I like Earl Wolf. Nate Allen played solid last year in a brand new system. In this preseason, I think he’s played well enough.

    • peteike


  • Andy

    It’s going to sting to see Josey rack up rushing numbers for the Patriots, because if they cut him I see think Belichick will scoop him right up.

    • Breathe 21

      I doubt it. They already have 3 RBs. Maybe a team with horrible RB depth but not NE. They would be relying on two rookies to contribute. Maybe a team that lacks RB depth or has an injury will pick him up.

  • John J. King

    Lots of choices to make. I’d keep Josey and put Polk on temp IR. We were lucky to get to this point from the dross that Andy left. Keep building. Keep Benn too although Johnson showed huge flexibility and there’s no reason to think he can’t make progress from last year. Much of this is coaching and Kelly is proving that he is not only a very good ‘O’ coach, he has a plan that makes the most of the talent he has. Cannot wait for next week.

    • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

      They get one temp slot – right? I think they would save it in case a starter goes down (in wk 4 with a 5wk injury).

  • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

    wouldn’t you put Reynolds on the practice squad? he looks like he could be a decent project but hasn’t really flashed so it’s unlikely he gets picked up. that way you free up another roster spot.

    • Breathe 21

      Somebody might take him. We spend a 5th on him based off of potential. Can’t afford to chance it.

      • peteike

        If its between Josey and Reynolds for practice squad who do you pick. Dont want to lose either.

        • Breathe 21

          I’d have to go with Reynolds. I wouldn’t like the idea of the organization drafting a S with a 5th, knowing he would miss a portion of camp to finish school, then cutting him for an UDFA. That would be poor draft management.

          • peteike

            cant disagree with that

  • John E. Zang

    I may have to march to the nova care complex and demand answers if they keep Casey Mathews. He whiffed and took a bad angle on a tackle, got ate up blocks and took the wrong gap and that was all on two consecutive plays. And if they cut Josey I will start to question things. A one-two punch with shady and him would be devastating when defenses are tired. That kid is a homerun hitter. I dont see what all the fuss about Polk is. He has a lot of mileage and he broke a couple big plays with one coming with defenders losing footing in the snow.

    • John E. Zang

      All I know is this is how it boils down for me:
      1. Cut Mathews
      2. Cut Mathews
      3. Josey and Tucker over Barner and Polk.
      4. Keep Acho and Long
      5. Benn and Momah over Brad Smith and Maehl
      6. Maybe give Damaris another shot at returner. He may be perfect for wheel routes too.

      • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

        And #7: cut Casey Mathews….

  • Joseph Haas

    Sorry but they have to keep Josey. They’d be crazy not to. I still hope Momah can be the 6th receiver – just don’t like Maehl.
    They should keep Square over Hart – I don’t necessary believe all the “Oregon guy” criticism of Chip Kelly, but this is a situation that makes me wonder. If Hart, Maehl and Matthews get cut, the Oregon innuendo is dead, I say

    • Breathe 21

      Honestly, Maehl actually showed me why Chip likes him. He’s reliable and hustles on STs. How do you say keep Square over Hart? They play different positions and we used a draft pick on Hart. Square is a below avg NT. Hart is a legit two gap DE with great measurables. Matthews and Henery are on my “MUST GO” list.

      • Kleptolia

        “Finally, somebody understands….”
        -Chip Kelly

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Square over Hart? Momah over anyone? Say what?

  • igglesfaninportland

    If Josey gets cut he could end up with the Giants or cowgrils. He looks alot like shady did his rookie year. I would lose sleep if that happens

    • Yup. If he gets picked up elsewhere, that’s a guy I’m still going to keep an eye on and root for.

  • tomw

    Polk needs to be cut. If he could not play last night, what makes anyone think he will be ready to start the season.

  • southy

    Was looking back at DJ2’s big run, thinking to myself maybe he’s a flex 6th WR, 4th RB. His lane discipline was horrible on the play and he missed it completely, followed by the cutback. He’s lucky the gap discipline wasn’t that good and he’s too tiny to tackle or it might have been a negative play.

    He did run through an arm tackle or two – respect for that.