More injuries begot more roster moves as Kevin Kolb and Trent Cole left practice today with ankle and shoulder sprains, respectively. Here is a brief rundown of who's stock is on the rise and who's stock is falling.
Stock on the Rise:
Sheldon Brown- Despite missing a few plays after landing heavily on his back, Sheldon put on an impressive performance, blanketing Shaheer McBride and Jeremy Maclin with his coverage and nearly nabbing an interception on multiple occasions. He also showed his physical dominance by forcing a fumble on Kevin Curtis and completely jamming Brandon Robinson at the line of scrimmage.
Dallas Reynolds- After a mostly quiet camp, center Dallas Reynolds stepped up in a big way during one-on-one drills. The rookie was able to neutralize an attacking Brodrick Bunkley on two separate occasions, showing great protection skills and drawing praise from offensive line coach Juan Castillo.
Moise Fokou- Our seventh-round pick had another outstanding practice today, showing off his tenacity on back-to-back plays during thud drills. He performed a brilliant blitz on A.J. Feeley and smashed Eldra Buckley hard enough to force a fumble, which Fokou then recovered.
Matt Nagy- The 31-year-old former AFL quarterback had new life breathed into his career today after Kevin Kolb went down with an ankle injury. Nagy was promoted from his coaching intern position on the Eagles staff to one of the three QBs that will perform during preseason. While it is highly unlikely that Nagy will serve as more than just a "camp arm," he nevertheless has a chance to battle the struggling A.J. Feeley for a roster spot.
Kevin Kolb- Thankfully, the results of Kolb's MRI weren't as serious as many had feared. However, the young quarterback's MCL sprain will keep him on the sidelines for at least the first preseason game, if not more. This could seriously hurt his rhythm, especially since he has been struggling a bit during training camp.
Winston Justice- Justice offered a less-than-impressive performance today against Chris Gocong in one-on-one drills. But the more discouraging fact (for Justice, anyway) is that the Eagles are reportedly moving Stacy Andrews back to right tackle, ousting Justice from his starting position. This will leave room for talanted guards such as Max Jean-Gilles or Nick Cole to fill the empty guard spot, making for a much more intimidating line.
Brandon Robinson- The young receiver was cut today to make room on the roster for Matt Nagy. Robinson entered the team at an extremely deep position, and was unable to impress the coaches enough to outlast the likes of Danny Amendola, Shaheer McBride, and Brandon Gibson.