10 standouts from the Eagles preseason opener against the Jets

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The Eagles’ offense started the preseason with a bang, working efficiently and precisely in a first series that saw quarterback Jalen Hurts go 6-6 for 80-yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia’s defense looked remarkably faster with the additions of Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Kyzir White, and James Bradberry, among others.

After holding Zach Wilson and the Jets to 11-yards and one turnover during their series, both units were
replaced by the Eagles’ second unit that previewed the team’s depth on both sides of the ball. Wilson hurt his right knee in the first quarter of New York’s 24-21 preseason victory after scrambling to his right for 7 yards.

Philadelphia will be off on Sunday as the team prepares for joint practices with the Cleveland Browns in Ohio.

Here are ten standouts from week one of the preseason.

QB Jalen Hurts

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Nobody’s perfect but Hurts started the preseason off with a bang, going 6-6 passing for 80 yards (13.3 average), one touchdown, zero interceptions, and a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

Hurts was efficient, spread the football around, and played with control.

RB Jason Huntley

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Huntley had 48-yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and then added four catches for 39-yards in the passing game.

C Cam Jurgens

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Like the TERMINATOR film franchise, Jurgens is the next installment of Jason Kelce with more athleticism.

DT Jordan Davis

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Davis will draw attention and wreck the game from either gap this season.

LB Nakobe Dean

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Dean may trail T.J. Edwards on the depth chart, but Jonathan Gannon will find a role for this heat-seeking missile.

The third-round pick has the instincts, desire, and athletic ability to really impact the game from the WILL And MIKE linebacker position.

CB Zech McPhearson

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McPhearson has improved after an offseason working with Darius Slay, and it showed on Friday night.

McPhearson had three total tackles and was around the football.

DE Tarron Jackson

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Jackson had two total tackles, one pass defended and one quarterback hit as he cements a role on the defensive front.

Kyzir White

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White returned a Zach Wilson interception 27 yards to set up another early touchdown.

Philadelphia has suffered on defense as patchwork linebacker groups held the overall unit back, and White’s arrival brings a stout defender against tight ends and running backs.

CB Tay Gowan

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Gowan had two total tackles, one pass defended, and one good play on special teams.

S Reed Blankenship

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Blankenship logged 35 defensive snaps and led the Eagles in total tackles (8) and solo tackles (6).

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