I was excited and leery at the same time when the Philadelphia Eagles signed safety Kenny Phillips for a one-year deal from the New York Giants. The 26 year old is talented as hell, but the dude just can’t stay healthy, if he can’t get healthy quick he maybe on the verge of being cut. On Phillips’ chances of making the Eagles, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com said:
“Phillips faces the possibility of being cut, due in large part to a quad strain that has kept Phillips out of action since August 11.”
Phillips says his quad injury is unrelated to his knee problems that have plagued him in his career. Regardless of the specific problem, his inability to practice and play could get him cut. His best year came in 2011 when he had four interceptions and 72 tackles for the Giants. If Phillips can get healthy, I believe that he would easily be inserted into the starting lineup.
Defensive coordinator Billy Davis was asked about Phillips situation, and he told DelawareOnLine.com:
It does make it harder to evaluate when you get less looks at a guy. That goes without saying. But Kenny’s got a lot of tape out there. We’ll have a good feel for Kenny.”
Well, those quotes sound like he might stick around for awhile, regardless of if he is healthy are not. As I am watching the Eagles’ third and most important game of the preseason, Phillips is nowhere to be found. After the game Chip Kelly said that Phillips wasn’t physically able to play. Kelly said he tried to warm up but couldn’t go.
That could pretty much some up Phillips’ career with the Eagles. He tried but couldn’t.