With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin out, tonight goes a long way in deciding the wide receiver portion of the final roster.
No Jeremy Maclin
, no Riley Cooper
. Both Jordan Matthews
and Josh Huff
are still getting a grasp of Chip Kelly's offense, but the rookies are virtually assured roster spots.
In Friday night's preseason match-up with the Patriots, Brad Smith, Arrelious Benn, and Ifeanyi Momah will compete with the first team for what are essentially one or two open spots at receiver.
Zach Berman breaks down the attempts of all three men to impress under pressure. It's likely that Cooper and Maclin will return, barring setbacks, to play extended time in the third preseason game with the Steelers.
Position battles may not be fully decided tonight, but at wide receiver, the Eagles will have a clearer picture of who wants those final spots the most after tonight.
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