The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, Aug. 15 in the team’s second preseason game. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on NBC 10.
Eagles’ running back Josh Adams is going through his second preseason. A year ago, Adams, a Central Bucks South product, landed a spot on the Eagles 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent rookie out of Notre Dame.
The 6-foot-2, 225 pounder, led the Eagles in rushing with 511 yards last year. He also gained a lot of experience, which should help him this season. But Adams knows there’s still plenty of work ahead.
“I think the experience helps,” Adams said. “Experience tells me to prepare for this camp and prepare for the road going down.
“Last year was last year. This is a new year, new scenarios and new opportunities. So each and every game and practice I’m going to try my best to take advantage of the role that I’m put in.”
Adams did all the little things last year. He ran the ball well between the tackles. He showed a burst of speed to the outside. He made some big plays as well. In spite of his success, Adams knows the Eagles have a number of running backs in camp. So, he plans to keep his sleeves rolled up over the next few weeks.
“I think anywhere you go it’s always going to be competition,” he said. “There was a lot of guys here last year in the running back room. The great thing about that is guys were able to compete with each other and make each other better. So, the great thing about having our room is you have the best of the best and gives you a chance to kind of test yourself and compete with other guys while helping the other guys get better.”
Adams has a good idea of what he would like to accomplish during the preseason.
“Obviously, I’m going out there every day just trying to get better, trying to improve and do whatever I can to best help the team whether that’s on the offensive side or in the special teams.
So, that’s the emphasis I’m taking just trying to do everything I can to the best of my ability and let the other stuff take care of itself. I’m blessed to be here. So, I’m going to try and again take advantage of my opportunity like I did last year.”