Eagles vs. Ravens 2019 preseason: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines

Eagles vs. Ravens 2019 preseason: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines

After facing the Ravens for two joint practices this week, the Eagles will host them in a preseason game tonight at the Linc.

Here’s everything you need to know:

6 p.m.: Quick Slants on NBCSP
6:30 p.m.: Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
7:30 p.m.: Eagles vs. Ravens on NBC10
10:30 p.m.: Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP

The television broadcasters will be Scott Graham (play-by-play), Ross Tucker (analyst) and Dave Spadaro (sideline).

Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94 WIP.

Dress rehearsal no more

This third preseason game used to be the one that most resembled real football. The starters used to play into the second half. But even Doug Pederson noted this week that the league is sort of trending away from that. Even if starters play in this game, don’t expect them to play a ton. I suspect we won’t see Carson Wentz at all this preseason.

But there are plenty of other reasons to watch this game. Check out this list of 10 players.

I remember you!

The Eagles and Ravens had two joint practices against each other this week and Tuesday began to get a little chippy at the end. That should set up a fun matchup in this game. I know the Eagles game-planned a little bit for this week, so that means they game-planned for the preseason game too. From that perspective, we might be able to get a little more out of this game than others.

Quarterback shuffle

Josh McCown hasn’t been with the Eagles for long, but there’s a chance he plays against the Ravens. He looked pretty good for the two days we saw him this week and he’s been around long enough that throwing him into a preseason game early won’t be too much to handle. But after that, we’ll see Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson. The Eagles should probably play Thorson ahead of Kessler this week because Kessler isn’t long for this roster and Thorson deserves reps with higher-string players.

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Predicting Eagles' 53-man roster after addition of Josh McCown

Predicting Eagles' 53-man roster after addition of Josh McCown

I was ready to drop my latest 53-man roster prediction and then the Eagles signed Josh McCown.

And I don’t think they lured a 40-year-old out of retirement to cut him, so I had to rework some stuff.

Anyway, here’s my latest 53-man roster projection after two preseason games.

QB (3): Carson Wentz, Josh McCown, Nate Sudfeld

The signing of McCown means the end for Cody Kessler in Philly. It’s a shame for him that he got a concussion so early in Thursday’s game. Perhaps if he played well this preseason, the Eagles don’t sign McCown. But now that they did, Kessler’s gone. And this also changed my view on Clayton Thorson. If I had to guess now, I think the Eagles take a chance and try to sneak the rookie fifth-rounder through to their practice squad. If he plays extremely well in the last two preseason games, maybe they have to keep him on the active roster and roll with four, but I’m not ready to burn that roster spot yet.

TE (3): Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Josh Perkins

Richard Rodgers would be the third tight end, but he hasn’t been healthy. Rodgers has a foot injury and the Eagles called him day to day back on Aug. 3 and he hasn’t practiced since. We’re getting close to the season and Perkins is younger and having a good camp. I’m giving him the edge right now.

WR (5): Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins

Fans might be over Hollins, but his ability as a special teamer keeps him around. The Eagles aren’t ready to give up on him. The biggest question for me was to keep five or six. I wanted six, but with injuries on defense, I’m giving that side of the ball an extra player. Sorry, Greg Ward and Marken Michel.

RB (4): Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement

I guess there’s a possibility the Eagles could keep five, but it doesn’t seem worth it to me. That means Wendell Smallwood, Boston Scott and Josh Adams are cuts. Smallwood will latch on somewhere else and either Scott or Adams (maybe both) will be back on the practice squad. As long as Clement is healthy — and he appears to be — I’m going with four here.

OL (9): Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Andre Dillard, Jordan Mailata, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Stefen Wisniewski

I was very close to leaving Wiz off the list and that could still happen. His inability to snap the football has effectively made him a backup at left guard only. So I’m not ready to lock in his spot. For now, I have Matt Pryor off the team after five penalties in two preseason games. I know the Eagles kept him on the roster all of last season, but I think they’d be able to sneak him to the practice squad in Year 2 to keep developing him. It’s sort of what they did with Dillon Gordon a few years ago.

DE (6): Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Josh Sweat, Daeshon Hall, Shareef Miller

Miller is a candidate for a *wink, wink* injury, but he’s looked good in the preseason. I’ll admit six DEs is probably one too many, but Hall deserves to make the team and Sweat has looked better in practice than he has in games.

DT (5): Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, Tim Jernigan, Treyvon Hester, Hassan Ridgeway

Ridgeway has a concussion, so we need to monitor that. But if he’s healthy, he should be on the team. Perhaps the Eagles keep just four defensive tackles, but for now, I’m not cutting at a position of depth. And Hester deserves to make the roster.

LB (5): Nigel Bradham, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Zach Brown, Nathan Gerry, L.J. Fort

T.J. Edwards might not make the initial 53, but he will land on the practice squad and should stay ready. I think if he doesn’t make the team, he’ll be one of the last cuts.

CB (6): Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Orlando Scandrick

The Eagles might put LeBlanc on IR, but in order for him to return from IR this season, he needs to be on the initial 53-man roster. Maybe the Eagles play the game with Scandrick where they cut him and bring him back a week later to avoid guaranteeing his salary, but going into Week 1 with four healthy corners scares me too much.

I think Jalen Mills (foot) will start the season on PUP.

S (4): Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Johnathan Cyprien, Andrew Sendejo

Blake Countess is gone and Tre Sullivan hasn’t done enough to make this roster. This is a very veteran group of safeties, but Sendejo has played well and Cyprien has done enough to make the team.

ST (3): Jake Elliott, Rick Lovato, Cameron Johnston

Go ahead and write these guys in permanent marker.

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Eagles at Jaguars 2019 preseason: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines

Eagles at Jaguars 2019 preseason: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines

The Eagles will face one of their all-time greats tonight in Jacksonville.

That’s right, Najee Goode now plays for the Jaguars.

Oh yeah, and some Nick guy too.

Here’s everything you need to know:

6 p.m.Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP+
7 p.m. — Eagles at Jaguars on NBC10
10 p.m.Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP+

The television broadcasters will be Scott Graham (play-by-play), Ross Tucker (analyst) and Dave Spadaro (sideline).

Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94 WIP.

Hello, old friend

It doesn’t sound like Nick Foles is going to play on Thursday night, but that won’t stop us from using this opportunity to remember what he did in Philly. It’s really a shame that this game wasn’t scheduled at the Linc. It seems like a waste to have Nick Foles facing the Eagles in Jacksonville.

Anyway, it’ll be cool to see Foles and I’m sure a bunch of his teammates feel the same way. He’ll get to catch up with them before the game.

Will any starters play?

That preseason opener was kind of a brutal game to watch and it was probably because the Eagles didn’t play most of their starters. I hate to deliver this bad news, but it seems unlikely many starters will play in this one. That includes Carson Wentz, who has been getting a ton of reps during practice.

The Kessler show

Without Wentz and without Nate Sudfeld, who has a broken left wrist, expect Cody Kessler to start this game and to play a ton. He had a less-than-inspiring performance last week, completing 3 of 6 passes for 12 yards. Not much to see there.

At least in this game, Kessler will have some higher-level teammates on the field with him, including the offensive line. Having better players around him should help. If Kessler plays well the rest of the preseason, he might be able to calm some nerves of fans worried about him being the No. 2 heading into the season.

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