There’s only two weeks of preseason games left before the regular season gets underway, and several former Eagles players are starting to finally get into a rhythm with their new squads. It isn’t all good news though, with Jaylen Watkins out for the year and Caleb Sturgis fighting for a roster spot in Los Angeles.
Here’s a look at how some of last year’s Eagles handled the second week of preseason games with their new teams.
Beau Allen — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs defensive tackle claimed one total tackle in the second preseason game of the year, against the Tennessee Titans.
Josh Andrews — Minnesota Vikings
The second preseason game was not kind to the Vikings, with player-after-player knocked down with injuries. This included former Eagles and acting center Josh Andrews, who was sidelined in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
Kenjon Barner — Carolina Panthers
The running back could be a big part of the Panthers offense this season, with Barner making the most of his five carries in Week 2, snagging 72 yards against the Dolphins, including a 27-yard long run.
LeGarrette Blount — Detroit Lions
Blount had 11 carries in the Lions loss to the Giants over the weekend, netting just 32 yards (2.9 yards per run average) and a seven-yard long. He saw more action than any other RB on roster with 17 snaps (22%). We all know what the running back can do, so his preseason performance is just a taste of what he’ll do in-season.
Trey Burton — Chicago Bears
The tight end helped the Bears pull off a one-point victory over the Broncos on Saturday. Burton finished the day with four receptions for 45 yards and one touchdown, with a 19-yard catch to top his performance.
This play greatly illustrates how versatile Trey Burton is. Lines up as the H-back and is motioned left. Broncos send in a blitzer, TE that Burton originally lined up behind is used to clear space for Burton in the flat. Too easy. pic.twitter.com/xWTkXEHvhx— Johnny Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) August 19, 2018
Vinny Curry — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The defensive end claimed one total tackle in the Bucs Week 2 preseason game against the Titans.
Najee Goode — Indianapolis Colts
The Colts don’t play their Week 2 game until Monday night, August 20, against the Ravens.
Marcus Johnson — Seattle Seahawks
The wide receiver made only two catches in the Seahawks Week 2 preseason loss to the Chargers, nabbing 10 offensive yards on the day.
Mychal Kendricks — Cleveland Browns
The former Eagles linebacker nabbed three total tackles against the Bills on Friday, including one solo take down, and an overall impressive effort on the day. Kendricks is already seeing quite a bit of snaps, lining up for 20 (28%) in the Browns’ Week 2 preseason game.
Bills next series is a 3 & out after a nice effort from the #Browns front seven. Nice work from Mychal Kendricks to knife past the TE iso block from Clay for the TFL. He is a welcome addition in 2018. pic.twitter.com/Y6QNYRWDPL— BrownsFilmBreakdown (@BrownsFilmBDN) August 18, 2018
Patrick Robinson — New Orleans Saints
The cornerback saw 16 snaps on defense for the Saints over the weekend, but didn’t add much to the stat sheet, in what was a fine performance.
Torrey Smith — Carolina Panthers
After an impressive week of practice and making several big plays on the receiving end of a Cam Newton long bomb, Smith made his first preseason catch as a member of the Panthers. Smith only had one reception on the day, but it was for 12 yards and moved the sticks.
Caleb Sturgis — Los Angeles Chargers
It appears that Sturgis has fallen back on the Chargers depth chart, and may be the No. 2 guy behind for Bucs second-round NFL pick, Robert Aguayo. He didn’t get any reps during the team’s Week 2 preseason game, but there’s still time for him to claim the roster spot.
Jaylen Watkins — Los Angeles Chargers
Bad news for Jaylen Watkins, who suffered an ACL injury during the Chargers game over the weekend. With a torn ACL, Watkins was swiftly placed on IR and will miss the 2018 season.
Daryl Worley — Oakland Raiders
The cornerback left last Monday’s practice with an undisclosed injury after colliding with a teammate, but was back on the practice field by mid-week. Despite his return to practice, he didn’t participate in the Raiders’ Week 2 preseason game.
Adam Reth — Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs claimed Reth off waivers after Philadelphia cut him on Saturday to make room for Darius Prince on the Eagles’ 90-man roster. Tampa Bay really loves former Eagles d-linemen, huh?
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