Treggs about to get his chance
PHILADELPHIA >> The moment Bryce Treggs has been waiting for is almost here, as the rookie wide receiver is slated to debut with the Eagles Sunday.
So, too, is another anticipated moment.
Treggs cannot wait to get those speed trackers stuffed in his shoulder pads to see how fast he plays. The trackers connect with radio receivers installed in the upper and lower levels of NFL stadiums specifically to track speed, distance, acceleration and deceleration, according to NFL data.
“DGB has them,” Treggs said of teammate Dorial Green-Beckham. “He was running like 20 (mph) something. I want to see what I can do.”
The fastest players recorded last season were Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and John Brown of the Cardinals, who ran 22.60 mph in real time. Ted Ginn was next at 22.44 mph. Former Eagle Jeremy Maclin (22.15) was fifth.
It doesn’t mean much unless you catch the ball, and Treggs has solid hands. He set several receiving records at California, where DeSean Jackson matriculated. Treggs (5-11, 190) also clocked a 4.39 at his pro day.
Eagles possession receiver Jordan Matthews laughed when asked if Treggs was up to speed with the playbook.
“He’s up to speed, for sure,” Matthews said. “He’s running like a 4.3 out there so I don’t think you have to worry about that. Right now I just want him to run straight and get the ball. He’s doing well. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s been cool as far as just in the meeting rooms and around the guys. Great addition. So it’s just plugging him in, in the best way possible.”
Doug Pederson indicated Treggs was going to get a chance to play even if the Eagles hadn’t released Josh Huff.
“It’s great to know that,” Treggs said. “It shows that the coaching staff has confidence in me and that they believe I can help the team. It also shows that I’ve been making progress and working hard in practice. I’m excited to show them.”
One day, Kenjon Barner and Huff were teammates. The next, Barner replaced Huff, who also teamed with him at Oregon, as kick returner.
“It’s something that I’ve done before, something that I’m comfortable doing,” Barner said. “It’s time to just go out and make some plays. I’ve had a little work here and there. Whenever we do it, take a rep. It should be just like getting back on a bike.”
Pederson said guard Allen Barbre (hamstring) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) have been ruled out of Sunday’s game with the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Defensive tackles Bennie Logan (groin) and Taylor Hart (ankle) are game-time decisions. The Giants will play without defensive end Kerry Wynn, who suffered a concussion in practice Thursday, and safety Darian Thompson (foot).
Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews (81) and quarterback Carson Wentz (11) will be looking toward each other more with Josh Huff no longer in the offensive mix. But rookie Bryce Treggs may help, too.