Eagles training camp 2022: Stock up, stock down after second preseason game

CLEVELAND – The Eagles are leaving Ohio on Sunday after two joint practices and one preseason game.

The Eagles won 21-20, but the week was about getting better and evaluating the roster.

The Eagles head to Miami this week for joint practices with the Dolphins on Wednesday and Thursday before their third and final preseason game next Saturday night.

But before that, let’s go through the latest stock watch:

Stock up

C Cam Jurgens: There’s only one Jason Kelce, but the Eagles may have found the next-best thing. Jurgens has been fun to watch all summer and now he’s doing it in the game. Nebraska’s rookies are truly one to watch in the open field. He was only out there for two series but they were good.

WR Deon Cain: There may not be room on the roster for Kane, but he deserves a spot. Gardner Minshew, a former sixth-round pick from Indy, had back-to-back 23-yard catches and 24-yard catches. Minshew and Kane had an affair all summer.

WR Devon Allen: We finally saw that world-class speed from an Olympic hurdler. She broke free from former Eagle Lavert Hill in the third quarter and caught a 55-yard touchdown bomb. He celebrated with an interception in the end zone. Aside from the game, he started making some plays in practice this week.

RB Boston Scott/Kenny Gainwell: Scott accounted for 44 of 76 yards on the Eagles’ opening drive. The veteran backup running back has been solid since returning from an injury. And then with Scott out of the game, Ganewell did well too. Scott was 10 for 33 yards and a touchdown, while Gainwell was 11 for 46 and a touchdown of his own.

CB Passion Work: The rookie UDFA from Alabama may have already played his way onto the roster. He has outpaced most cornerbacks this summer and is working as a second-team corner opposite Zech McPhearson. Sunday Jobe made a nice open-field tackle early in the first half and then had PBU late in the half.

OL Jack Anderson: If the Eagles keep 10 offensive linemen, Anderson would be my pick. He can play guard and also take snaps at center in a pinch. He had a good game with the second team OL against the Browns. In fact, that entire second team looked really good: Andre Dillard, Anderson, Jurgens, Sua Opeta and Zach Driscoll.

DB Ugo Amadi: The Eagles got Amadi in return in the JJAW trade. The Seahawks were going to cut him anyway, but Amadi came so late to the Eagles despite making a few plays on Sunday.

Stock down

LB Davion Taylor: The third-year linebacker looked good this summer but struggled against the Browns. He had a few missed tackles and struggled to shed blocks.

DB Andre Chachere: Working as a nickel cornerback (he’s naturally a safety) Cousins ​​had a chance to get a sack and couldn’t bring down the QB. He made good tackles on the goal line but he missed a few plays. Josiah Scott basically did the opposite of Cousin this summer; Natural nickel acting as protection. But Scott has done well.

DE Matt Leo: Internationally exempt Leo has been with the Eagles since 2020 and he still doesn’t seem to belong. I give the 30-year-old former plumber a lot of credit for following this dream and there’s no downside to keeping him because he doesn’t count on the roster, but I don’t see anything that makes him worth keeping around.

CB Cary Vincent Jr.: In a crowded cornerback room, some had high hopes for Vincent, a former track star from LSU. Even though Vincent has been with the Eagles since last season, he’s been passed over by a few guys on the depth chart and didn’t have a great game on Sunday. I think Jobe, Tae Gowan and McCain III are ahead of him at this point.

QB Carson Strong: I was really hoping Strong would get some playing time in this game and it just didn’t happen. He got there late in the game, carried five times and then threw an incompletion. Strong gets any practice reps, he’s barely played in the preseason and it’s disappointing. It was the biggest name UDFA the Eagles ever signed and he can’t even get on the field.

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