Yes, the Eagles will play one last preseason game.
Even though Thursday’s joint practice with the Miami Dolphins was canceled due to a suspected stomach bug that affected multiple players, tonight’s preseason game is still scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. .
Don’t expect many Eagles starters to take the field. Head coach Nick Sirianni has made it abundantly clear that the staff values joint practices and doesn’t feel the need to expose starters like Jalen Hurts to injury.
“We really see those joint practices as a game,” Sirianni said earlier this week. “It is a controlled game scenario. You get what you want from it.”
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Instead, fans will get a healthy dose of second- and third-row players vying for a spot on the final 53-man roster, which the Eagles will cut Tuesday.
The game will air on NBC10 in the Philadelphia market. But unless you live in Miami (where the game will air on CBS4), you’ll have to stream Saturday’s game on NFL+, the league’s new subscription service. It’ll set you back $4.99 a month, though there’s a seven-day free trial.
Saturday’s preseason matchup can also be heard on 94.1 WIP. Merrill Reese and Mike Quick, in their 24th season calling games together, will handle the broadcast, with WIP host Howard Eskin reporting from the sidelines.
This is what you need to know:
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida.
TV: NBC10 (Scott Graham, Ross Tucker, Dave Spadaro)
Radio: 94.1 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)
spanish radio: La Mega 105.7 (Rickie Ricardo, Oscar Budejen, Bill Kulik)
Transmission: NBC Sports app, My Teams app (requires cable authentication), NFL+, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream (all require subscription)
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The Coke Zero Sugar 400, the final race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the same time the Eagles will start.
Unlike the Eagles’ preseason game, the NASCAR race really matters. More than a dozen drivers will battle for the final two spots in the NASCAR playoffs, which begin Sunday, September 4, at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
The race will air in progress around 10 pm, after the Eagles game concludes. It will also air on Peacock and the NBC Sports app.
Eagles fans who live in a handful of areas west of Philadelphia, including Harrisburg, York and Lebanon, can watch the game even though cable providers don’t offer NBC10.
Fox43 is airing NBC10’s coverage of all three Eagles preseason games, a move that prompted some complaints from viewers earlier this month when the network replaced MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in favor of the Birds.
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith is turning up the volume thanks to his Wawa addiction. “Wawa sandwiches… I literally eat one every day, for some reason,” Smith told reporters Thursday.
Eagles first-round pick Jordan Davis has earned respect as a rookie. “His presence of his is felt, always,” fellow rookie and former Georgia teammate Nakobe Dean said.
Coach Nick Sirianni praised Jalen Hurts following a joint practice performance that saw him excel with his quick decision-making.
The Eagles are excited about Marlon Tuipulotu’s progress after the defensive tackle improved this offseason.
Training Camp Recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15 , and on the 16th.
Inquirer staff writers jeff mclane, EJ SmithY jose tolentino will cover all the action from the Eagles preseason final game live on Twitter. Notes and observations on the day’s practice will be at Inquirer.com/eagles. Our Sports Daily newsletter will also have coverage.
Smith and Tolentino will provide a preseason breakdown of the Eagles before kickoff at 5:30 pm on Gameday Central.
There will be no coverage before or after the game on NBC10 or NBC Sports Philadelphia. On NBC10, the PGA Tour Championship will air until kickoff, and the Phillies will play the Pittsburgh Pirates on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Eagles pregame live on NBC Sports Philadelphia will return on September 11 for the Eagles’ opener against the Detroit Lions, with former Birds quarterback Ron Jaworski expected to join the studio show alongside Michael Barkann and Barrett Brooks. .
August 30th: Roster cut from 80 to 53 players at 4 p.m.
11 of September: Week 1, Eagles at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (Fox)