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PHILADELPHIA — Jalen Reagor could have revenge on his thoughts when he checks into Lincoln Monetary Discipline Monday with the Minnesota Vikings.

Think about {that a} warning, Eagles secondary. A minimum of fear a bit bit if Reagor, a first-round bust with the Eagles, will get an offensive snap this week.

Final week the broad receiver who was speculated to revolutionize the place when the Eagles took him off the board with the twenty first total decide within the 2020 draft returned one punt seven yards and honest caught two others in a 23-7 win over the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

The excellent news for Reagor was no fumbles on 4 particular groups performs. Just one Viking, a rookie, performed fewer snaps than Reagor who informed reporters masking the crew that he wasn’t sure what sort of reception he would obtain – good, dangerous or detached – when hits the Linc.

What Reagor can do to harm the Eagles is share the performs and the terminology he spent a lot time making an attempt to study. The Eagles didn’t imagine it could be that a lot of a legal responsibility once they despatched him to the Vikings for a seventh-round draft decide this spring and a conditional fifth-rounder the next lottery.

Eagles veteran Brandon Graham can respect the awkward transition from teammate to foe/spy.

“Oh yeah, I would, too, especially the way it ended,” Graham stated. “If I’d have gotten traded, I’d feel that way, too. But at the end of the day we’ve got to execute. People can know. It’s all about executing.”

There are not any overt indicators that the Vikings and head coach Kevin O’Connell will discover a helpful function within the offense for Reagor, who had 64 receptions for 695 yards (10.9 ypr.), 14 rushes for 58 yards and a 73-yard landing on a punt return in his brief tenure right here.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins accomplished passes to eight totally different receivers within the win over the Packers. Justin Jefferson, who the Birds handed as much as draft Reagor, caught 9 of 11 targets for 184 yards and two touchdowns, together with a 64-yarder. Until the Eagles are boastful, Professional Bowl cornerback Darius Slay will comply with Jefferson back and forth.

Veteran Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is a handful for any cornerback, a lot much less Birds counterpart James Bradberry. Regardless of hocus-pocus analytics stats, Bradberry was beat quite a few instances within the season opening win over the Detroit Lions. A pack of obscure receivers both didn’t catch the ball or Jared Goff didn’t throw it shut sufficient.

Reagor may scorch Bradberry, nickel cornerback Avonte Maddox or whoever the Eagles tried to defend him with. It could be ugly. The actual query is whether or not Reagor would full the play, as he’s had his share of drops.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, who ceaselessly caught up for Reagor, didn’t appear too involved concerning the revenge issue.

“Any time we play a team that I used to coach on, I’m like, ‘Hey, let’s go,’” Sirianni stated. “I love those guys over there, but I really want to get the best of them because it’s just a continuation of all the times I used to go against them in practice. I think that’s a normal reaction for anybody to have that is coming back to play at their old place. I just think that’s normal. Like I said, I go through it as well.”

If Reagor was paying consideration on the conferences, on the pre- and post-game talks and within the Eagles’ locker room, he may have the ability to present the Vikings with high quality intel about strengths, weaknesses and dangerous habits.

“Like I said, I can know all their strengths and weaknesses,” Graham stated. “But on game day I might be a totally different person than what you heard about.”

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Talking of Reagor, his return abilities haven’t been satisfactorily changed as he may discipline punts and kicks.

Eagles broad receiver Quez Watkins was so misplaced making an attempt to return kickoffs final week, he needed to crew with A.J. Brown within the fourth quarter.

Watkins took a knee on the 19-yard line after working 4 yards on the final kickoff by the Lions, which landed on the 10-yard line. That spoke volumes about his stage of confidence.

It doesn’t sound like undrafted free agent Britain Covey’s respectable, however not spectacular job returning punts within the opener has certified him for each jobs.

“Quez gives us an element of big-time speed to be able to hit it back there,” Sirianni stated. “I’m not going to say who is going to be back there to start things off, but Covey did a nice job as far as the punt returns. That is obviously noticed. That’s why we like Quez back there, with his ability to hit it with speed.”

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NOTES >> Vikings QB Cousins is 6-3 in opposition to the Eagles, together with 2-0 along with his present crew. He has a passer score of 104.4 because the begin of the 2020 season, second greatest amongst all quarterbacks in that point. Solely Aaron Rodgers (115.1) has been higher. … Jefferson has averaged 10.6 yards per goal since 2020, trailing solely Ja’Mar Chase (11.1) in that point.  Brown has averaged 9.4 yards per goal, ninth total, in that point. … Thielen has 20 purple zone TD receptions since 2020, trailing solely Davante Adams (25). … The Eagles-Vikings recreation kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Monday and may be seen on Channel 6 and ESPN. The Eagles stay two-point favorites.

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