Eagles still waiting for Kenny Phillips to show he deserves a job
It was regarded as a coup of sorts when the Eagles lured safety Kenny Phillips away from the Giants via free agency. But Phillips may be back with the Giants soon -- or one of the other 30 teams.
As recently explained by Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, Phillips faces the possibility of being cut, due in large part to a quad strain that has kept Phillips out of action since August 11. Though he plans to be back on the field Tuesday, Nate Allen and rookie Earl Wolff have taken over the starting job earmarked for the 2008 first-round pick.
“I’m just hoping to get out there as soon as possible,” Phillips said.
Mosher writes that there’s no guarantee Phillips will even make the final 53-man roster. And Phillips seems to realize that.
“You have to compete day-to-day, but this is a new team, new coaches. They want to see what you can do,” Phillips said. “Being on the sideline doesn’t help the cause.”
Phillips says his quad injury is unrelated to knee problems that have plagued his career. Regardless of the specific problem, an inability to practice and play could get Phillips cut. But if he can get and stay healthy, Phillips could be in the starting lineup.
It’s a wide range of outcomes for a guy who, when 100 percent, can cover a wide range of ground in the secondary.