The wait is over, and Philadelphia Eagles football is back! After weeks of training camp, preseason games, and blockbuster moves by Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, the Eagles are set to officially kick off the 2022 regular season this afternoon. Before the action starts, let’s recap all of the happenings this week coming out of South Philly.
- This afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles make their season debut as they head to Ford Field to take on Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on FOX.
- Just ahead of the season opener, the Eagles made completed a few last-minute roster moves as the team announced they signed tight end Dalton Keene and wide receiver Auden Tate. Keene last played for the New England Patriots before missing the 2021 season due to injury while Tate is fresh off the Falcons’ roster after four years with the Bengals. The team also released running back La’Mical Perine and quarterback Ryan Sinnett.
- Sticking with the roster, the Eagles have restructured the contracts of right tackle Lane Johnson and kicker Jake Elliott per ESPN’s Field Yates. The restructures include converting $5.88M of Johnson’s salary and $2.715M of Elliott’s salary both into respective signing bonuses. The move is set to free up about $6.9M in cap space. Then Friday, Yates reported that the team freed up another $3.69M in space by converting 4.615M of guard Isaac Seumalo’s base salary into a signing bonus.
- In key injury news, center Jason Kelce announced on the 94 WIP Morning Show that he will make his 123rd consecutive start this weekend as he will be ready to play against the Lions. Kelce missed the 2022 preseason after undergoing elbow surgery on Aug. 9. Sticking with the offensive line, the Eagles announced that they have placed backup left tackle Andre Dillard on injured reserve after suffering a broken arm during practice. Running back Miles Sanders also announced Thursday that he is ready to go for week one after missing significant training camp time due to a hamstring injury .
- In an interesting bit of news, Eagles special teams coach Michael Clay revealed the possible players who may handle this year’s punt return duties. While he did not announce his official decision, he stated that the possible players include wide receiver Quez Watkins, running backs Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott, and cornerback Avonte Maddox.
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