2. Eli Ricks
Cornerback Eli Ricks officially made his NFL debut in Week 2, but it unfortunately wasn’t one to remember. The rookie logged just one defensive snap, while seeing 13 on special teams. Ricks’ ST usage (45% of snaps played) was encouraging, but it by no means makes him a lock to be active in Week 3.
That’s especially so with fellow CB James Bradberry eyeing a potential return on MNF. The playmaker entered concussion protocol after the season opener and was unable to be cleared in time for the second game.
On the heels of a long week and getting an extra day thanks to Monday Night Football, Bradberry is in a great spot to rejoin the secondary. Head coach Nick Sirianni also noted it’s a legitimate possibility to begin this week, signaling the CB is making progress.
Having an extra week, unlike Scott, could be the difference in Bradberry suiting up on Monday. It’d also likely mean Ricks is a healthy scratch again. The Georgia product was inactive in Week 1 when Bradberry was healthy, as Philly has more solid depth options to lean on.
Assuming Bradberry does play in Week 3, I see Ricks being relegated to the bench following a quiet debut.