5 Eagles on the bubble to watch in Thursday’s preseason clash against the Browns

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 30: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Tyree Jackson (80) catches a pass during Philadelphia Eagles training camp on July 30, 2021 at Novacare Complex in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

It pains me to say this, but the 0-1 Eagles are destined to miss the playoffs.

Well, that’s what the comments on Facebook tell me.

Despite the loss, there were some very bright spots during the game from players looking to secure a 53-man roster spot at the end of the month.

While there aren’t segmented cut dates like years past, there’s only one on August 29th, teams could still cut players whenever they so choose. So, who could give themselves another week of Eagles football with a good showing on Thursday?

Eli Ricks

Ricks and ScoreTD amirite? (It’s supposed to be a play on Rick and Morty come on give it to me)

Eli Ricks had a 31-yard pick-6 in last week’s Eagles preseason opener vs the Ravens and flashed the talent he showed in college.

Going into the draft, The Draft Network’s Keith Sanchez graded Ricks with a third-round value, yet he went undrafted.

The cornerback room is CROWDED with Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Zech McPhearson, Josh Jobe, Kelee Ringo, Greedy Williams, Mario Goodrich, Josiah Scott, and Mekhi Garner joining Ricks, but if RicksPick6 (I just made that up) can have another strong game on Thursday then he’ll see his status Eli-vated (ok sorry).

Moro Ojomo

Talk about a crowded room, the Eagles’ DL room has many bodies trying to get the last musical chair in the rotation. Ojomo is battling Kentavius Street, Marlon Tuipulotu, Noah Elliss, and newly signed Olive Sagapolu for probably two spots.

Ojomo was a man on a mission in the game vs the Ravens. Albeit against third-stringers or worse, the 7th-round rookie showed a ton of burst in getting to the quarterback.

While I don’t think he has much more to prove being an actual draft pick of the team, another strong showing will solidify his rookie season on the 53-man roster instead of the practice squad.

Tyree Jackson

After a strong start to camp, Eagles TE Tyree Jackson has tailed off as of late. He was targeted once in the game vs Ravens and did not haul it in. Last season, Jackson seemed like TE2 of the future, but with the emergence of Stoll and Calcaterra, Jackson will have to perform extremely well vs the Browns and probably vs the Colts to make the Eagles really think about keeping a TE4 on the roster.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) and teammates warm up during practice at the NFL football teams training facility in Philadelphia, Thursday, June 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Tyrie Cleveland

Cleveland’s performance against the Ravens firmly placed him over training camp darling Joseph Ngata. The fourth-year receiver showed his athleticism and catching radius while hauling in five of his ten targets. Nick Sirianni and Brian Johnson are clearly giving Cleveland every chance to win the sixth WR spot. While WR6 may not make the roster, he’d be the next one up in case of injury to 1-5. Yeah.. WR5 is Covey.

Ty Zentner

Tyree, Tyrie, Ty.. I’m tired ha ha

But seriously, Ty, c’mon. I need you to beat Siposs. Need it. How do you have a highlight reel from college and NOT beat out Siposs?

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