DeVonta Smith hopes to play Saturday, has chance to break rookie franchise record
After securing their playoff spot on Sunday, the Eagles have little incentive to play their starters this weekend vs. Dallas.
Momentum is important in the NFL, however, especially when preparing for the postseason. When asked about potentially playing this Saturday, WR DeVonta Smith told reporters that he hopes to play:
"I feel like I need to be out there."— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) January 5, 2022
— DeVonta Smith on playing Saturday. He talks about the importance of riding momentum into the playoffs
Fellow receiver Greg Ward shared the same sentiment to reporters, stating the importance of staying sharp and getting in time with your teammates.
After breaking multiple records in Alabama, the Slim Reaper has a chance to make history in his first NFL season. DeVonta currently sits 38 yards shy of breaking DeSean Jackson’s rookie receiving record (912 yards) — albeit Jackson’s record was during a 16-game season.
Nick Sirianni stated that he has yet to make a decision on whether the starters will suit up or not. If Smith does play on Saturday, one has to think that he’ll have a good chance to etch his name in Eagles history.
ELITE FOOTWORK. 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/Nul39bCJM7— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) December 26, 2021
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