Treggs about to get his chance

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Bob Grotz bgrotz@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Bob­Grotz on Twit­ter

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.”

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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.”

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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).

RON JENK­INS — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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