Good morning, Eagles fans! It’s another day closer to Eagles preseason football. Practice will begin today at 9:15 a.m. Head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz will speak to the media afterward at around 11:15 a.m. Both press conferences will be livestreamed here and on our social media platforms. In this edition of Morning Roundup presented by Microsoft, find out what you need to know from Monday's practice.
1. Talking preseason, with a list of players to watch
Preseason is only a couple of days away which means it is time for players who are fighting to make the roster to take advantage of this opportunity they have been given. Dave Spadaro covers some of the under-the-radar Eagles who are going to have their roster chances decided by the preseason performances. Check out his full analysis here.
"After playing 45 games at Rutgers with just 35 career receptions, Carlton Agudosi signed with the Eagles after the draft and he’s here, getting plenty of reps in camp," Spadaro wrote. "He’s an intriguing 6-6, 220 pounds and he seems to have good feet. Maybe he’s a project worth developing. The Eagles are stacked at wide receiver, but they felt that Agudosi was worth adding to the summer roster so now he has to produce in the preseason games."
2. Practice Notes: Carson Wentz sharp, defense swarms late
The team returned to the NovaCare Complex on Monday afternoon for a shortened 10-10-10 practice. Fran Duffy and Ben Fennell covered all the action, highlighting performances from Carson Wentz and one of the newest tight ends, Alex Ellis. Recap all the takeaways in this edition of Practice Notes.
"In a light, shortened practice, Carson Wentz looked sharp," Duffy wrote. "It started in the first offensive session, as the quarterback completed three of his four red zone tosses. First, he hit Dallas Goedert at the goal line on a curl route for a touchdown. Next, he hit Zach Ertz on an out-breaking route just shy of the goal line. Two plays later, he rounded out his sequence with a pretty throw to DeSean Jackson in the back of the end zone. Wentz started to his right, didn't like what he saw and got through his progressions, finding D-Jax on the end line for a score."
3. Eagles Live Podcast: DT Malik Jackson and his smooth transition with the Eagles
In this edition of the Eagles Live podcast, Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro sits down with Malik Jackson to discuss his experience in Philadelphia so far. Jackson gives his insight on the defense as a whole, the personalities in the locker room, and his fan interactions in the City of Brotherly Love. NBC Sports football guru Peter King also stops by the podcast to talk all things Eagles and the impact this team can make in 2019. Listen to the full podcast below.
4. Mike Groh discusses the importance of preseason game for young players
With the first preseason game only two days away, offensive coordinator Mike Groh spoke with the media Monday about how rookies can utilize this opportunity. Sunday's practice at Lincoln Financial Field was a small taste of what the new Eagles can expect on Thursday.
“Sure. It's a lot different than just practicing out here. Even just being able to go over there last night, 40,000 fans, I mean, what a turnout by our fans here in Philly," Groh said. "The energy in the stadium under the lights is a different atmosphere and you see how guys react to that, so we get another four opportunities to do that and I think they are all very valuable. We are trying to get something out of each and every one of those, and whether it's just player evaluation or scheme evaluation, and things like that, each one of these opportunities is really important.”