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Eagles backups hoping to receive more playing time

Eagles backups want to play more in an attempt to help the team, but are not expected to get the answer they want.


The Philadelphia Eagles are currently on a seven-game losing streak, and have little hope of making the playoffs. Fans and players who want to see some roster shakeups are currently out of luck, according to CSN Philly Eagles Insider Geoff Mosher.

Mosher talked to Eagles cornerback David Sims about his role and the talents he brings to the team. Sims stated:

"I feel like I could bring a playmaking ability when I get a chance. I had a pass breakup in the Saints game, a tackle for a loss in the backfield when I blitzed. I've always been known as a playmaker, an explosive playmaker on the defense. I just want to show that I could do that in the game, a full game."

Sims is not the only young Eagles player hoping to earn a spot on the field. Fellow backup cornerbacks Curtis Marsh and Brandon Hughes as well as backup linebacker Casey Matthews and backup defensive tackle Cedric Thornton all want a chance to prove they can aid a struggling Eagles defense now and in the future.

Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid insists that the team has considered increasing certain players' roles, but the team plans on sticking with the current lineup:

"We've evaluated that. We've looked at that. We think that right now -- and I'm saying this right now -- we're still early off in this game. But that's not where we're going."

The Eagles did make an example by cutting defensive end Jason Babin, but that appears to be the only change before Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.