【N.J】 Reagor vows revenge on Eagles … if he can get on subject first – US News Network – New Jersey News

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

Contemplate {that a} warning, Eagles secondary. At the least if Reagor, a first-round bust with the Eagles, will get an offensive snap this week.

Final week the huge receiver who was presupposed to revolutionize the place when the Eagles took him off the board within the 2020 draft returned one punt seven yards and truthful 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 protecting the Skols 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 attempting to be taught. The Eagles didn’t consider it will be that a lot of a legal responsibility once they despatched him to the Vikings for a seventh-round draft choose 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 mentioned. “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 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 (4.1 ypc.) and a 73-yard landing on a punt return.

Cousins accomplished passes to eight completely 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. Except the Eagles are conceited, 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 the hocus-pocus analytics stats he 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 might 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 steadily caught up for Reagor, didn’t appear too involved in regards to the revenge issue.

“Any time we play a team that I used to coach on, I’m like, ‘Hey, let’s go,’” Sirianni mentioned. “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 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 mentioned. “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 expertise haven’t been satisfactorily changed as he may subject punts and kicks.

Eagles huge receiver Quez Watkins was so misplaced attempting to return kickoffs final week coach teamed A.J. Brown with him 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 degree of confidence.

It doesn’t sound like Britain Covey’s first rate, 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 mentioned. “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 quarterback Kirk Cousins is 6-3 in opposition to the Eagles, together with 2-0 along with his present workforce. He has a passer score of 104.4 because the begin of the 2020 season, second finest 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 ypt.) in that point. A.J. Brown has averaged 9.4 yards per goal, ninth general, in that point … Thielen has 20 crimson zone TD receptions since 2020, trailing solely Davante Adams (25) … The Eagles-Vikings sport kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Monday and might be seen on Channel 6 and ESPN. The Eagles stay two-point favorites.

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