Updated: Aug 30, 2019
The third preseason game is typically the tune up for the starting 22, where starters typically play into the third quarter. This is not the case for the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles. So far Doug Pederson has not really tipped his hand as to who will play and who will sit, but we found out that some starters will get their first preseason action tonight, but I wouldn't expect to see Carson Wentz taking any snaps. While it is not expected that Carli Lloyd is pushing Jake Elliot for his starting job, there are other position battles to keep an eye on this week that will make or break some players odds at making the roster.
WRs Marken Michel, Greg Ward and Mack Hollins
It is hard to imagine that Mack Hollins is fighting for a roster spot on the 2019 Eagles after the promising rookie debut he had. However, after some injuries and pickups, Hollins has to prove he is not expendable. Greg Ward has been impressive all camp, and had a nice RAC touchdown last week enroute to an Eagles win. If Ward has another solid showing this week against some better competition, expect his name to be on the roster. Michel impressed during the first game with his speed, but was almost non-existent in last week's preseason game. Michel needs to get back on track with a solid game against a good Ravens defense.
DE Deshon Hall
Another week and another mention of Hall. Deshon Hall has been the one bright spot of a seemingly low key preseason for the Eagles. If Hall can fit into the Eagles 4th DE rotational spot, and produce; Josh Sweat is all but off the roster.
CB Sidney Jones
One of the team’s most shaky positions has become a position of depth. Jones is entering his third season in the NFL, but the first where he’s fully healthy. He’s been impressive so far in camp and preseason games 1 & 2, but look for him to solidify his role or even boost his stock.