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Jalen Hurts isn’t in the lineup tonight for some reason. The Eagles have announced that their quarterback will not play against the Patriots.

On Thursday night, Jalen Hurts was set to make his second preseason start for the Eagles.
Instead, Philadelphia’s first-team offense was led by experienced backup Joe Flacco.
Fans of the Eagles were left with a lot of doubts as a result of this.
Does the Eagles’ coaching staff want to see Flacco work with the team following his strong preseason performance?
Is Hurts suffering from an injury?
MORE: Is DeVonta Smith in the Eagles’ versus. Patriots game?
Is it a Patriots game?
Hurts would miss the game due to illness, according to the Eagles, who swiftly announced it on Twitter.
Due to an sickness, quarterback Jalen Hurts will not be playing tonight.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 19, 2021 Michael Garafolo of NFL Media confirmed minutes later that the illness was not caused by COVID-19.
Hurts is unlikely to be released for a long time as a result of this.
Without Hurts, the Eagles’ first drive was a disaster.
On the third play from scrimmage, backup center Nate Herbig fired a snap over Flacco’s head.
Flacco recovered the loose ball, but was subsequently strip-sacked by Matt Judon.
Jalen Mills, a Patriots safety, recovered Flacco’s fumble, giving New England possession at the Philadelphia 9 yard line.
Damien Harris completed the short drive with a 5-yard touchdown run two plays later.

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The NFL community responds to Cam Newton’s hot start for the Patriots in Week 2 of preseason.

Despite the absence of key defensive line starters, the Eagles continued to put pressure on Newton, forcing him to step up in the pocket and slither around to make consistent throws.
In the past, the former NFL MVP has had a reputation for taking off running.
Newton stood in the pocket, easily moved around when the pressure was on, and confidently threw strikes all over the field, whether it was to defend himself during a low-stakes exhibition match or as a sign of actual improvement.
Although signing with the Patriots late in the offseason, Newton still managed a 7-8 record as a starter despite having a scarcity of skill-position personnel at his disposal.
Plus, he was sick with COVID-19 during the season and wasn’t himself afterwards.
Thus, if Newton is the great teammate and leader the Patriots have praised since he arrived, it stands to reason that he’ll be even better in 2021.
To be clear, there’s no reason to overreact to what happens in the preseason, but the specific circumstances of Newton’s situation last year, the harsh criticism he received, and Jones’ presence all play a role here.
It was a high-pressure situation, and Newton rose to the occasion.
Cam Newton has been lauded by the NFL community for his excellent preseason performance against the Panthers.

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In a matchup of former Alabama quarterbacks, the Patriots and Eagles get things started.

Bill Belichick is expected to take his time revealing whether Cam Newton or Mac Jones will be the Patriots’ starting quarterback, according to Damien Woody.
(0:57) The second full week of preseason play begins on Thursday, the first of five consecutive days of NFL action.
With only two games remaining until the regular season begins, expect to see more starters and familiar names on the field this week.
The New England Patriots will travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles on Thursday.
Well, it’s a Super Bowl LII rematch, but the better drama is the reunion of Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who were formerly teammates in the Alabama quarterback room.
Two more games begin on Friday, including the season’s first ESPN telecast.
The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals is also a collegiate reunion, with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes facing off against Kliff Kingsbury, his Texas Tech coach — at least for a series or two.
The majority of the action takes place on Saturday, with ten games scheduled.
The day begins with a matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears in the afternoon, followed by a matchup between the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers in the evening.
In real time, Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson could be seen fanboying Packers great Aaron Rodgers.
The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys face off in Jerry World, while the Las Vegas Raiders (probably the most popular team in Los Angeles) face off against the Los Angeles Rams (who are vying for the title).
Odell Beckham Jr. is a wide receiver who plays for the New York Giants
On Sunday, the New York Giants take on the Cleveland Browns in one of two games, while Trevor Lawrence makes his Monday Night Football debut (kind of) when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the New Orleans Saints.
NFL preseason Week 2 schedule: Complete schedule | Depth charts | PickCenter Thursday’s game: New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s games, 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network, Kansas City at Arizona
8 p.m. ET, ESPN Cincinnati vs. Washington
Saturday’s games: Buffalo at Chicago, 1 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Falcons at Miami, 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network

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Reddit: Watch NFL preseason games live: New England vs. Philly

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in a preseason game.
Following the completion of the first week of NFL preseason games, the Philadelphia Eagles will “welcome” the New England Patriots to the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday night to begin Week 2.
In this game, Philly hopes that second-year starting quarterback Jalen Hurts can rekindle his friendship with first-round rookie Jalen Hurts, a former Alabama Crimson Tide colleague.
With Mac Jones taking snaps under center for the Patriots, New England is looking forward to seeing what their former Crimson Tide standout can accomplish for them.
This week’s game will be the first of the preseason.
Here’s everything you need to know about seeing the Eagles play the Patriots in preseason.
How to watch the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles preseason game Date: Thursday, August
Time: 7:30 p.m. 19
NFL Network, NBC (Eagles), CBS (Patriots) TV Info: NFL Network, NBC (Eagles), CBS (Patriots) Live Stream: NFL Game Pass, fuboTV, Reddit Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, August 1st, at 10:00 a.m. ET
This preseason game will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network.
The Eagles game will be carried on the local NBC station in Philadelphia, while the Patriots game will be broadcast on the local CBS network in New England.
NFL Game Pass, fuboTV, and Reddit will all have streams available.
Let’s hope these bitter inter-conference rivals play a clean football game on Thursday.

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For the Eagles, an unexpected star is emerging at wide receiver.

There are a lot of unanswered questions for the Philadelphia Eagles all over the field.
How will Jalen Hurts fare as a starting quarterback in the NFL?
Would the Eagles’ reputation suffer as a result of Deshaun Watson’s addition?
Yet, one question appears to have been answered: Philly acquired a gem in the rough in wide receiver Quez Watkins.
Watkins was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Southern Mississippi.
After missing the first half of last season due to injury, he returned to sporadic playing time as a rookie.
Watkins is establishing himself as a bright spot in training camp as he enters his second season in the league and looks to make a huge mark.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Watkins made three amazing receptions in front of fans during an open practice on Sunday evening.
First, he high-pointed a deep pass in the end zone over Craig James.
Then, during red zone drills, he had a full-extension, diving catch near the goal line.
Finally, he high-pointed a second ball over Anthony Harris, reportedly the best grab of the entire camp.
Vertical deep ball receptions are entertaining to watch, but Watkins’ improved route-running is what really sticks out.
When questioned about the modifications he’s made, Watkins responded, “Being able to regulate my speed, being able to make 75 [percent speed] appear like 100.”
Last summer, Watkins was chastised for running every route at full speed, which meant he was never able to play the cat-and-mouse game with NFL defensive backs that is required for separation.
Because everyone in the league is athletically skilled, winning one-on-one battles often requires deception and the use of speed as a weapon.
It’s difficult to picture the Eagles having a very successful season this year (FanDuel Sportsbook has their win total at a massively juiced 6.5 and their odds to win the division at a dismal +470, the worst in the NFC East).
Watkins, on the other hand, is a little-known receiver who may be a good late-round fantasy sleeper or, better yet, a low-owned daily fantasy addition.
Don’t be surprised to see Watkins haul in a couple crucial fantasy touchdowns this season based on his performance in camp.
After all, in fantasy football, you can’t only own top guys; games are won and lost in the lower ranks by players who match up well against specific defenses.

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Carson Wentz, who is allegedly ahead of schedule due to Quenton Nelson’s injury, might start for the Colts in Week 1.

While Nelson has established himself as an exceptional talent at his position and is capable of overcoming any bumps and bruises accrued over the course of a 17-game season, the same cannot be said for Wentz.
During his stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz’s lengthy injury history cost him a lot of playing time.
After a catastrophic 2020 campaign in which he forced his way out of Philadelphia, Wentz will be eager to shed his injury-prone reputation and show he can thrive in a reunion with Reich.
The Colts have one of the best-built organizations in the league, so Wentz’s return is unlikely to be a disaster.
They must, however, be patient and keep in mind the long-term vision, not only for the coming years, but also for the 2021 season as a whole.
With an extra game on the schedule, Wentz will have his work cut out for him if he wants to play the entire season.
If Ehlinger or Eason can step in for a week or two and help the club play winning football while relying on Jonathan Taylor’s rushing assault and a strong Colts defense, it may buy Wentz some time to recover.
It’s also worth noting that Wentz’s injury is tied to a preexisting sickness, whereas Nelson’s isn’t.
All the more reason to be extra cautious if at all possible.
Additionally, the AFC South is one of the poorest divisions in the league, so as long as Wentz doesn’t miss more than two games and continues to perform at the level he did under Reich’s tutelage with the Eagles, Indy may still be in contention for the playoffs and the division title.

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The ‘Bro Barn’ of Lane Johnson has it all: profanity, puking, lifting, laughter, and quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Marcus Spears explains why he prefers Jalen Hurts to Carson Wentz as the quarterback of his team.
MOORESTOWN, N.J. (2:12)
— The “Bro Barn,” the horse barn turned home gym of Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, is located on a lovely two-acre property in suburban New Jersey, just over the bridge from Philadelphia.
Its popularity soared during the coronavirus pandemic’s early days, when most gyms were closed.
Because of the will-testing workouts created by strength and conditioning coach Gabe Rangel, serene landscape, and locker-room levels of trash talking and laughter, it has subsequently become a destination for a growing number of Eagles and other NFL players.
It’s also functioned as a type of home base for an Eagles club coming off a 4-11-1 season, as well as an unusual setting for quarterback Jalen Hurts to solidify his relationship with key players of the team.
The Bro Barn was hopping last Monday, with NFL training camps just around the corner.
Johnson, fellow Eagles lineman Nate Herbig and Isaac Seumalo, New Orleans Saints’ Cesar Ruiz, and Green Bay Packers’ Jon Runyan Jr. were all inside the cramped quarters.
The offensive linemen make up practically the whole group of players who train/have trained here.
Hurts is the only exception, as they both attended the University of Oklahoma and are represented by the same agency.
“Let’s make this a good day.”
Today is squat day!
” yelled Rangel, who served in the Marine Corps for six years and saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming a coach.
Players are attempting to set personal records as the offseason draws to a close.
The results will be put on Johnson’s garage whiteboard, so final bragging rights are on the line.
Johnson’s name being at the top of the leaderboard has become a running joke among the boys, with lines like, “Yes, we know, Johnson’s in first.”
What about the rest of us regular folks?
” On squat day, it’s the same story.”
Johnson approached the squat rack with AC/DC’s “Who Made Who” blasting through the barn, settling under a bar holding 635 pounds of weight, the bar straining on either side as Johnson put it on his shoulders and powered down, then back up as Rangel yelled, “Yeeeaah!”
“He’s larger, faster, and stronger than anyone out there,” Rangel said of Johnson, who is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 317 pounds.
“It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in; whether you’re a surgeon or an artist, you want to know what and how the finest are doing it.”
Lane sets the bar, and the rest of these players follow because they want to know what the bar is.” Lane Johnson, an offensive lineman at Oklahoma, was picked No. 1 overall in the draft.
In 2013, the Eagles were ranked No. 4 overall.
Monday’s nearly three-hour session ended with rigorous cardio on the climber machine, courtesy of Denis Kennedy.
It left Herbig and Seumalo exhausted and cursing, “My legs, motherf—er,” as they lay on their backs on the floor.
We’ll roll over now and then.
But there’s a lot of laughter, dude,” Johnson, 31, said after the workout as he stood on his back porch, peering out at the Bro Barn.
“That’s one of the things I enjoy about it.”
That’s probably all I get out of it: the amusement and laughing.
When you talk to retired players, that’s what they miss the most, so I’m taking it all in.” Quarterback in the middle Hurts, Philadelphia’s second-round pick in 2020, has been the Eagles’ projected starter since Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in March.
The Eagles quarterback is a frequent visitor at the Bro Barn, but you’ll have to get up early to see him.
He begins his training at 5 a.m., several hours before the rest of the group.
Jalen Hurts deadlifts 620 pounds.
QB1 is a formidable opponent!
The decor in the gym where Hurts and Lane Johnson work out is fantastic!
pic.twitter.com/5Q9pEHX3Ye — Thomas R. #Eagles (via Gabriel_rangel on IG) pic.twitter.com/5Q9pEHX3Ye
“I’m still sleeping,” Johnson remarked, smiling. Petersen (@thomasrp93) July 13, 2021
“I annoy him.”
‘Hey guy, you ain’t going to be playing games at 5 a.m.,’ I’ll say, but I get the discipline aspect of it.
Well, that’s how he’s wired.
He’s been like that for a long time, I believe.” Hurts, who isn’t one for putting himself in the spotlight, normally doesn’t let cameras into his workouts and declined to be interviewed about them by ESPN.
Rangel, on the other hand, has a front-row ticket to what might be quite a spectacle.
Hurts was a high school power lifter and can still move a lot of weight.
He deadlifts 625 pounds, squats in the mid-500s, and is “every bit as strong as anybody who has ever been in that gym,” according to Rangel. Hurts leads the Bro Barn leaderboard in several categories, including pull-ups (23) and deadlifts (625 pounds).
And he accomplishes all of this while multitasking.
“He’s in here, he’s got the playbook out, and he’s calling out the plays in between sets,” says the player.
Rangel stated, “I’ve never seen someone more dedicated to their craft.”
“Any team they’re going to play, Jalen has highlights.”
When we’re working out, he’ll show highlights of other quarterbacks he admires.
I can see him mentally jotting down notes as he screams out the plays and studies.
“His preparation is ridiculous.” Other members of the gang will occasionally get up early to work out alongside Hurts.
Regardless, Herbig stated that they “saw him all the time.”
He’ll either stay once he’s finished or return later for a lunch prepared by Johnson’s personal chef, who has now become everyone’s personal chef, or simply to hang out.
Hurts is sometimes described as a natural-born leader who players gravitate toward.
Given such attributes, some questioned why the Eagles selected him in the second round in 2020, when Wentz was attempting to reclaim his role as the team’s quarterback following Nick Foles’ Super Bowl victory, and rumors swirled that he was struggling to connect with some of his teammates.
Wentz went on to have his worst season of his career, and Hurts took his place in the starting lineup for the remaining quarter of the season.
Coach Nick Sirianni has not officially stated whether or not Hurts will be the starting quarterback in the future, citing a desire to create competition at all positions.
Hurts hasn’t let that stop him from trying to position himself as the team’s leader, whether it’s by taking his teammates out to dinner, demanding pinpoint accuracy while passing to his wide receivers and running backs at the local high school, or simply showing up at the Bro Barn every day.
While entering the Bro Barn, the mural depicting Eagles QB Jalen Hurts surrounded by linemen, designed by Gabriel Richesson, is front and center for anyone to see.
Look at the artwork by Denis Kennedy to get an idea of how he was admitted into a rather restricted offensive line brotherhood.
A painting of the Bro Barn’s patrons may be found just inside the front door.
Several of the newcomers, including as Eagles center Jason Kelce and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Justin Pugh, are shown in the artworks that surround it.
Hurts is depicted in the mural’s center, flanked by a group of offensive linemen who “have his back,” according to Seumalo. “He doesn’t think he’s above anybody,” Herbig added.
“He doesn’t work as if he has a right to anything.”
He acts as if you owe him something.
“From ‘Rocky IV’ to ‘Billy Madison,’ I have a lot of respect for that.” When Johnson originally bought the Bro Barn three years ago, it was “sort of a s—hole,” he added.
The roof was bad, and groundhog holes pocked the dirt. Half of the structure was open air, and another part housed old horse stalls.
Johnson, on the other hand, desired a home gym and saw possibilities.
He had just hired Rangel away from music performer Adam Levine because he needed a personal trainer after being bitten by the injury bug.
Rangel and Johnson collaborated on a six-month refurbishment that converted the barn into a world-class fitness facility.
A roof was erected, rubber floors were installed over poured concrete, and high-end equipment was pushed against the timber walls.
This structure in southern New Jersey could easily be mistaken for a barn, yet beyond those doors is a full gym experience.
Johnson admires a number of athletes, including former Eagles teammate Chris Long and Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt.
Watt, Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams, and Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints line the walls and rafters.
“The only thing we’re missing are the f—ing stones and the pulleys and maybe the heater in there,” Johnson remarked, invoking ideas of the Russian hut Rocky Balboa trained in before taking on Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV.”
“But s—, I like the s— out of it.” At the Bro Barn, profanity flows like water over Niagara Falls.
While the athletes are inside, that’s fine.
Johnson’s property backs up to a preschool, so it’s a different story outside.
The kids’ outdoor time fell on the same day as the men’s Monday workout, and a teacher graciously informed them that 2- and 3-year-olds were watching and listening over the fence.
“I swear I’m in ‘Billy Madison,'” Johnson said.
These NFL players are fueled by competition, which includes keeping track of personal records set inside the Bro Barn.
Tim McManus/ESPN Even when they are on their best behavior, NFL players make fun of one another.
Herbig is frequently the target of assassination attempts.
During box jumps, he has been known to “bust his ass” (lose his balance and fall), but he did Monday.
He also stumbled out of the gates during 10-yard splits and landed on the deck, eliciting the day’s greatest grins.
There is no better gift than this to this bunch.
Herbig, on the other hand, has been one of the offseason’s major success stories.
He lost 50 pounds and was on track to come at training camp at 325 pounds, all while building strength.
Some of those steps have been made in the direction of Johnson.
“I feel like Lane is the inspiration for everything I do.”
“Whatever he’s doing, I have to get close to it or attempt to beat it,” Herbig explained.
“I feel like if I do that, I’ll be doing pretty well,” Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowler, said. Johnson is in his seventh NFL season.
The scars that run down both sides of his ankle, the consequence of many operations over the past year, are reminders that the game is wearing him down.
For the time being, Johnson’s intention is to play four more seasons.
Johnson is aware that his teammates Kelce (33) and Brandon Brooks (31) are approaching retirement age, and that their time together is dwindling.
It’s a proud group that has tasted Super Bowl victory, only to be stung by the bitter pill of the 2020 season.
The time is now for them to help get the organization back on track and build it up for the next era, which could explain why Johnson has kept such a hectic pace this summer.
“With a season like that, there will be a lot of new faces, a lot of change of scenery, a new agenda, and new leadership.”
“As I’ve gotten older, as Kelce, Brooks, Fletcher [Cox], BG [Brandon Graham], as all of these players have gotten older, I see a sense of urgency to milk every last drop out of yourself, to be the best you can for as long as you can,” Johnson said.
“Right now, all I’m trying to do is transfer the torch to these younger players because they’re going to be the Eagles’ face in the future.”

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In October, the All Blacks will face the Philadelphia Eagles at the NFL stadium in Washington.

In October, the New Zealand All Blacks will meet the United States at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
The game on October 23 takes place a week before the Eagles take on Ireland at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, another NFL site.
The United States is bidding to host the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031, using NFL and collegiate facilities.
It’s also bidding for the 2029 women’s tournament.
The 1874 Cup, named after the year Harvard and McGill University from Canada played the first rugby game in the United States, will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, just outside the District of Columbia.
“Every time we’ve gone [to the US], we’ve really loved it,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane remarked.
I know the team is looking forward to visiting America, especially coming to Washington, DC for the first time.” In 2014, the All Blacks defeated the USA 74-6 in front of a sellout crowd of 61,000 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears’ home stadium.
They returned in 2016, but were defeated by Ireland 40-29.
“We’ve had a number of excellent experiences in the US, albeit with one disappointing outcome against Ireland in 2016,” their head coach, Ian Foster, stated.
But our match against the USA in 2014 was particularly remarkable, with the crowd erupting in applause and enormous interest in the All Blacks.
So hopefully it’ll be another opportunity to build rugby in New Zealand.” New Zealand is ranked No. 2 in the world, behind South Africa.
Gary Gold’s Eagles are now ranked 16th.
They pushed a young England squad before falling 43-29, and then lost 71-10 to an Ireland team that also lacked Lions players.
This fall, the United States will host Canada in Glendale, Colorado for World Cup qualifications.
“It’ll be wonderful to finish off our fall Test season against the All Blacks,” Gold added.
“It’s no secret that this club is, and has been, one of the finest in the world, and the chance to play head-to-head at home is special.” Major League Rugby, the US professional league, will finish on Saturday with a championship game between the LA Giltinis and Rugby ATL from Atlanta.
The game will take place in the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Wales defeated South Africa 22-20 in a one-off Test match at RFK Stadium in Washington in 2018.
Events DC president Gregory A. ODell claimed his business was working “with our friends at Old Glory DC,” an MLR team associated with Scottish Rugby, and was looking forward to “attracting more world-class rugby to our nation’s capital, including the Rugby World Cup.”
Mayor Muriel Bowser was “eager to welcome this significant international rugby Test match to Washington DC,” according to Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio.
DC is the Sports Capital, with championship-winning teams and expertise hosting major sporting events.
In fall, we hope to join locals and visitors in honoring our rugby all-stars.”