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But when the third-string tight end and running back are standing on the sideline while you're slogging it out in the Rodney Dangerfield of preseason games, someone somewhere within the organization is clearly trying to make a point.
The first question now is whether Kendricks received the message. If it sailed over his head, or if there was a misinterpretation, then the Eagles may already have the answer.
Judging from Kendricks' refusal to answer questions after the Colts game, when he was the only starter to play into the fourth quarter, and on Tuesday, after coach Doug Pederson said that the linebacker would play in the fourth preseason game, he heard the Eagles loud and clear.
The plan heading into the season is to develop Wentz behind the scenes while rolling with Bradford as the starter for the time being. The presence of Daniel helps the Eagles stay true to that plan even in the event of a Bradford injury.
The play of Daniel will get talk-show lines humming with debates about whether the No. 2 job should go to Wentz, especially considering only one of the reserve QBs is likely to be active on game days. The Eagles probably wouldn't let preseason play sway their decision-making when it comes to how they'll bring the rookie along, but they surely would have preferred a better showing out of their well-compensated backup.
There's a possibility the Eagles could keep six ends, which would mean both Smith and Means would survive. But if they keep only five, it will come down to one or the other.
Means, who is in his fifth year in the league, has played well this summer. The 6-3, 263-pounder is a quick-twitch edge rusher with an explosive first step who has been a good fit for Schwartz's Wide 9 scheme.
"I love it," he said of the Eagles' defense. "God blessed me to be here at the right time. With the transition of coaches, he put me in the best system that fits me."
The little bit I did see from him at the end of last season was enough to show me that the kid still has some decent pass rush ability from the edge, which is what he was supposed to be coming out of college in the first place. I thought he was okay against the run as well. Now that he will be able to actually showcase his talents on a regular basis, there is no telling what he will be able to do with this opportunity.
The Drop-And-Be-Dropped Award: Chris Pantale
Pantale had been earmarked as the Eagles' fourth tight end for much of training camp and the preseason. Unfortunately, he had three drops against the Jets, and frankly just isn't very good. There's really no justification for keeping him on the 53-man roster.
It’s not hard to figure out why the 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive end couldn’t sleep. It really has been a crazy few days.
“It’s amazing,” said Metz, who played his college ball at Shippensburg and played for the Soul the last two seasons. “I grew up here in Philadelphia, so to win a ring with the Soul and to be able to play with the team of my dreams the next couple days is amazing. I’m on cloud nine right now. It’s awesome.”