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Eagles 17, Jets 20: Now let's do it for real!


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I won't bother getting into my normal post game recap here as it really is worthless after a final preseason game like this. I can't think of any reason anyone would care to read about the game as a whole... but there are a few interesting storylines from last night.

While the starters sat, the 2nd team shined. The AJ Feeley(9-12 for 131 yds) led Eagles offense torched the Jets in the 2nd half to the tune of 17 points. Feeley looked better than he has in years. He look ed very comfortable in the offense and to be back in Eagles green. He's got himself a job as the backup QB for here for several years if he wants it...

As for guys that needed to do well and did. Look no further than Darnerian McCants. A guy who was already lauded all preseason for his special teams play, McCants stood out last night
grabbing 4 catches for 61 yards the first of which was a great grab where he went up over the DB and hauled a pass in for 20+ yards. Jabar Gaffney, the Eagles sole free agent WR pickup who has been fighting it out with McCants for the last WR spot, caught 3 balls for only 23 yards. Rookie Jason Avant also played very well and looks like he may very well blossom into a very physical, effective wideout. At this point it's very difficult to see how Jabar Gaffney can make this team. It looks pretty clearly like the WR corps is Brown, Stallworth, Avant, Baskett, & McCants.

Ryan Moats also played well. Picking up 65 yards on 16 carries. He showed a lot of burst, was very quick, sure handed... He probably also cemented his place on the team.

Today at 6pm all teams must trim their rosters to 53. There's always surprises and a flurry of signings to follow so it should be interesting. The first big surprise was that the Lions cut former #2 overall pick in 03 WR Charles Rogers, who may well rank up there with the big busts of all time so far...


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