We are now just one week away from the start of the regular season!!!!!!!
Thankfully after tonight we can put the preseason behind us and officially start looking toward the Atlanta Falcons.
But before then, there are still a few minor questions that remain...
Will Jordan Mailata make the team?
The rapid development of Jordan Mailata has been borderline shocking. Both Mailata and the coaching staff should be applauded. You can see the natural ability and raw athleticism that he possesses.
Will the Eagles hold on to him or cut him and risk losing him on waivers? The Eagles clearly need a left tackle of the future. It’s possible that Mailata could become just that. It also wouldn’t hurt to have a cheap starting left tackle. Idk If you saw the Aaron Rodgers contract extension, but Carson Wentz will be looking at something very similar.
Another solid performance tonight from Mailata would go a long way.
Who is the 4th running back?
Tonight is Josh Adams' time to shine.
Wendell Smallwood remains the favorite for the job, but Adams has a shot.
It's also possible that Eagles cut all of the contenders and look outside the organization. But with only 7 days until the start of the season, it's more likely that they keep one of their own.
If Adams can impress, maybe he can steal the job. He could also be a candidate for the practice squad, but if I'm the GM of a team that lacks running backs, (Washington for example) I would be scoop Adams up in a second.
Does any player stick out?
This could be for a positive or negative reason.
I'll give an example for both..
Positive: Could a player like DeAndre Carter play so well that he forces the Eagles hand and sneaks onto the roster?
Negative: Does a player like Chance Warmack or Elijah Qualls look so bad that they play themselves out of a roster spot?
Howie Roseman never sleeps. He has even less time than normal to get this depth chart in order.
I would expect moves to come fast and furious starting Friday.
We have already seen free agent bust Corey Nelson get cut.
If you look around the league, we have seen some moves such as Teddy Bridgwater get traded to the Saints and Brett Hundley get traded to the Seahawks.