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Bryce Treggs has opportunity to shine vs Patriots

Treggs opportunity to make roster can increase Thursday vs Patriots

Thursday night will feature a Super Bowl LII rematch as the Eagles travel to Foxboro to play the Patriots. The last time these teams played the Eagles won 41-33 capturing the franchises first Super Bowl. Nick Foles will take the field and will play a few series as will Tom Brady. However, a  player who has a chance to make a strong impression Thursday is receiver Bryce Treggs. Treggs opportunity comes during a week where fellow receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor both continue to battle injury.

Injuries could open the door to a roster spot

It was announced earlier in the week that Jeffery may not be ready for week one as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Agholor who has missed the last few practices was discovered to be nursing a lower-body injury per Doug Pederson. The injury is not serious and the teams focus is just having Agholor rest up for week one.

As a result, the Eagles could potentially look to keep six receivers to begin the season if Jeffery is unable to play. The six-foot receiver had just one catch last week for 22 yards while the receiver who stood out the most was Shelton Gibson. Treggs was the target on quarterback Nate Sudfelds second interception as he slipped.

Unfinished business

The former Cal Golden Bear opened the 2017 preseason on fire. Against the Packers, Treggs reeled in seven catches for 91 yards and delivered a punishing block on Packers cornerback Damarious Randall which caused some controversy. Unfortunately, Treggs would miss the following week and finished the preseason with just twelve catches and was cut.

Treggs ended up in Cleveland where he caught five passes for 79 yards in six games before returning to Philly. This very well could be it for Treggs opportunities in Philadelphia. With three games remaining the California native must make some head-turning plays to close the gap on Gibson.

Who will stand out?

Treggs is in a crowded group looking to stand out. With Kamar Aiken, Markus Wheaton and Greg Ward among those battling Thursday’s game is a big chance for one these receivers to stand out.  Treggs has appeared in 15 career NFL games and has eight catches for 159 yards.

Trigga Treggs ready to unload

Treggs has flashed his speed often and can be a dynamic element within the offense. With Agholor and Alshon out for the rest of the preseason and Mike Wallace unlikely to play a lot Treggs opportunity to lock down a roster spot is within sight. Treggs will certainly be one of many players to keep an eye on vs the Patriots.

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Andre Johnson

Senior at York College of PA. From Laurel Maryland Fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles #FlyEaglesFly Twitter & IG: Nevers_Failures

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