EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Defensive end Phillip Hunt had no problem turning quarterbacks into his prey this offseason. Now, Hunt must sit and wait to see if his preseason was good enough to earn him a job.
Hunt capped off his first preseason with the Eagles on Thursday night with his team-leading third sack in the 24-14 win over the Jets. Hunt also had another tackle for loss as the quickness of the 6-0, 244-pound proved to be trouble for yet for an opposing offensive line.
The Canadian Football League's sack leader last season has been thankful that the Eagles to give him a chance to make the roster. With his performance, Hunt believes that he's carved out a niche on this team.
"They see what I have to offer. They know I have a lot of potential," Hunt said. "I have to get out here and showcase my skills every day. Hopefully, I've done that. Hopefully, some good turns up."
Hunt is quietly confident that even with the additions of Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins to the defensive line that there is room for him on this squad.
"Each game I improved. I still have a lot to learn, but with the great coaching staff we have and the great players I've been around I'll have a good season this year," Hunt said. "Andy (Reid) and Howie (Roseman) have been great to me. I've been through a lot this training camp. I just thank them for the opportunity that they've given me. I praise the Lord that I'm still here working hard and I've got a lot to look forward to."
Hunt said that he will do his best to keep his mind away from Saturday's roster cutdown. He hopes a week from Sunday to be on the hunt for Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in St. Louis.
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