Posted by Andy Benoit
Just one game on the preseason slate tonight: Eagles @ Bengals (8:00 ET FOX). So what’s a reason to watch?
Well…the McNabb-Owens thing no longer applies here. And Owens is facing his former team, but it’s in Cincy, not Philly, so that’s a little off the mark.
This game does mark the epic return of right guard Stacy Andrews to Paul Brown Stadium, but if we highlight that, then we’re assuming that people care about Stacy Andrews…
Okay, here’s a legit reason to watch: Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham going up against Bengals right tackle Andre Smith.
Graham has been turning heads in practice. Smith finally returned to practice this week (he’d been out with a left foot injury). We’ll assume Smith will see action with the backups in this game.
Both Graham and Smith are super talented and primed for breakout campaigns, as long as they can stay on course. They’re at the beginning of that course tonight.
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