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Four Eagles Players That Stood Out After The Second Preseason Game

The Philadelphia Eagles had another impressive showing in their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. The starters did not play, but the second team and reserves got a lot of reps. Here are the four Eagles players that stood out the most after the second preseason game.

Boston Scott

The Eagles first drive of the game was 14 plays that took seven and a half minutes. Scott touched the ball 11 of these plays which included 33 rushing yards and 11 receiving yards. Boston Scott is on the final year of his contract and is looking to make an impact while starting running back Miles Sanders rests his hamstring. Scott will compete with Kennth Gainwell for reps. It was great to see him do well as the Eagles ran all over the Browns in the opening drive.

Kenneth Gainwell

Boston Scott took all the snaps at running back in the first drive while Gainwell got all the snaps during the second drive. On a third and 13 at the end of the first quarter, Gainwell had an impressive run up the middle to extend the drive. He had another third and three conversion before ending the drive with a two-yard touchdown run. Gainwell had 11 carries for 46 yards during the scoring drive to put the Eagles up 14-7. If Miles Sanders is going to miss extended time, the Eagles have two quality running backs that look ready to play.

Cam Jurgens

The Eagles continue to look smart for drafting Jason Kelce’s eventual replacement in center Cam Jurgens. He already looks to be in mid-season form despite it being his first NFL preseason. Jurgens anchored the offensive line as the Browns had no answer for the Eagles rushing attack through the first two drives of the game. Other than one penalty, Jurgens was athletic, dominant, and created plenty of room for the Eagles’ running backs. Jurgens will continue to get first-team reps as Kelce recovers from elbow surgery.

Gardner Minshew

Philadelphia is lucky to have an experienced quarterback as their backup. Minshew had a pretty impressive first half overall. He did not have to do too much the first couple of drives as running backs Boston Scott and Kennth Gainwell stole the show. Minshew finished the first half 14/17 overall for 142 yards. He was accurate and made good decisions from the pocket.

Minshew had an opportunity to put the Eagles up by double digits late in the first half, but had a pass nearly intercepted on fourth and goal. Gardner Minshew played the entire first half before third string quarterback Reid Sinnett entered the game. Overall, the Eagles are in good hands at backup quarterback. Hopefully Jalen Hurts stays healthy all season, but Minshew looks to be ready just in case.

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