By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It will be the final chance for a lot of players to impress the Eagles coaching staff on Thursday night as they play their final preseason game of the summer on the road against the New York Jets.
Most of the starters won’t play in this one. The only place you may see some is in the secondary. Nick Foles will get the start at quarterback. But this game is all about the battle for roster spots, as players at the bottom of the roster work to get a job.
A couple of intriguing names to keep an eye on are former first-round picks DE/LB Brandon Graham and OL Danny Watkins. Both players were drafted under Andy Reid and are hanging around on that roster bubble.
The Eagles currently have 75 players on the roster. They will need to get down to 53 by Saturday at 6:00pm.
The Eagles are 2-1 this preseason, having beaten the Panthers and Jaguars while losing to the Patriots.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Ray Didinger of Comcast Sportsnet to get his insight into what look for in this final preseason game.
The Eagles open the regular season on Monday night, September 9th, on the road against the Washington Redskins.
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