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Eagles stock up, stock down after 2nd week of 2020 training camp

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The Eagles have another off day today after five straight days of practice and 10 total since the pads went on. 

The Eagles must cut their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m. on Sept. 5. 

Here’s last week’s Stock Watch

And here’s this week’s: 

Stock up 

DE Casey Toohill 

When the Eagles drafted Toohill in the 7th round out of Stanford, I really expected him to need a redshirt season. I thought they got a player with some upside who would need more time to get ready. I don’t think that anymore. Toohill has had an impressive camp and really finished on a high note Thursday, when he picked up a few sacks. He’s pushing very hard for a roster spot. 

WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 

For the second straight week, JJAW has been very impressive. Of course he’ll need to start doing this is games for many to believe in him, but you can’t take away what he’s done in training camp either. He’s been really good and very consistent. The best signs are his ability in the red zone and his confidence level. 

RB Adrian Killins 

Killins probably would have made this list anyway but then Doug Pederson broke out the “AK” nickname in a press conference and I was sold. You gotta do something right for the head coach to use a nickname. And that aside, Killins has been getting a ton of reps with the first team. They’ve been lining him up in the backfield, in the slot and out wide. He’s one of the smallest guys on the team but he is also one of the fastest. 

 

TE Noah Togiai 

Even before Josh Perkins went down with injury, I thought Togiai had an outside shot at making the roster. But now that Perk is on IR, Togiai has the inside track on winning the third tight end job. And there’s really not much competition. The undrafted rookie from Oregon State has looked very solid as a receiver and has been a willing blocker. 

S Jalen Mills 

One of the main players I wanted to watch in training camp this year was Mills as he makes the switch from cornerback to safety. It’s going way better than I expected. I knew Mills had the right makeup to be a safety but we’re seeing it on the field. And his knowledge of the defense has allowed him to catch up. 

DE Joe Ostman

Ostman missed practice on Thursday with an injury but that’s the only thing that can slow him down. He’s putting together a very strong training camp and has a real shot to make the 53-man roster. His rep against Andre Dillard on Wednesday was one of the most impressive plays of camp. Ostman put Dillard on roller-skates and pushed him back into Carson Wentz. 

Stock down 

DE Shareef Miller 

On that Ostman play we just mentioned, there was some confusion as to which defensive end made the play. One of the guys mentioned was Miller and that set off an alarm. Because Miller hasn’t been making very many plays. I think Ostman and Toohill have passed the Philly native during this camp. He’s in danger of getting cut. 

OT Andre Dillard 

Such a shame to see Dillard’s second season end before it even started. Despite that awful rep against Ostman, I actually thought the former 1st-round pick was having an OK camp. He did look bigger and stronger and I think he would have been fine at left tackle. Now we won’t know until 2021. He’ll have surgery to repair a torn biceps next week. 

DT Anthony Rush 

Rush was with the team last year so I originally thought if the Eagles kept five defensive tackles, he’d be in. But I’ve noticed UDFA Raequon Williams from Michigan State starting to get more reps over him. Rush is a good run-stuffer but Williams seems like the more well-rounded player. 

LB Davion Taylor 

There’s no questioning Taylor’s athleticism, but it seems like the Eagles are sticking with Nate Gerry, Duke Riley and T.J. Edwards as their top linebackers. Even Alex Singleton gets on the field before Taylor. We knew the 3rd-rounder from Colorado was going to be a long-term pick and that is checking out. 

 

CB Sidney Jones 

Jones was back at practice on Wednesday and Thursday but still hasn’t been back in team drills because of an injury. We came into this camp thinking Jones would be battling for a starting job. Instead, he was with the second team only and then got hurt. 

DE Genard Avery 

Avery got hurt in practice on Wednesday and dodged a bullet. He reportedly just suffered a bone bruise, which is a way better outcome than expected when he got carted off the field. But he also hasn’t really done much to earn a roster spot and now he’s hobbled. I know the Eagles used a 4th-round pick on him last year in that trade, but is that enough reason to keep him around?