The wait for the home opener is coming to an end as the Philadelphia Eagles return to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday to face an AFC West foe, the San Diego Chargers. Before they hit the field though, the players are taking over the City of Philadelphia.
Each day this week, larger-than-life Eagles player cutouts are popping up all over Center City and surrounding suburbs to fire up fans for the return of football to Philadelphia. Linebacker
"I feel honored that they chose me," Kendricks said. "That’s telling me that they’re looking at me to be something, and I have to do just that. It’s just more initiative to do my job."
"That’s big time," Ryans said. "For me to be the first thing tourists see when they visit our city, it’s an honor to be in that position."
Sophomore defensive end
"It’s been a long time since we’ve played in front of our fans," Cox said. "It’s great to be back."
Other player cutouts include wide receiver
Sensing the heightened anticipation in Philadelphia as they prepare for Sunday’s matchup, players see the cutouts as a way to fuel that excitement. That in turn is getting them ready and riled up for the home opener.
"We’re ready to get in front of our fans," Ryans said. "We have the best fans in the league and we can’t wait to play in front of them."