Eagles CB Orlando Scandrick ready to show he’s not finished
The Philadelphia Eagles have pulled off a wonderful victory against the Green Bay Packers. However, they had to play that game (and the rest of the season’s first four games) without Orlando Scandrick.
However, he’s ready to play for the Philadelphia Eagles when they play the New York Jets for Week 5. He wants to prove to everyone that he still belongs in the NFL in spite of his career petering out at Kansas City.
“I feel like I wasn’t finished and I’m not finished,” he said, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I’m excited that I get another opportunity to prove that I’m not finished.”
The Eagles actually had him on their roster for the offseason, but he was one of the team’s final cuts, the first time it occurred in his career. However, the Eagles kept in touch with him and eventually added him to their 53-man roster after a number of injuries affected their depth at defensive back.
He expressed how frustrating it was for him to sit out the first weeks of the NFL season. It was unfamiliar territory for him since being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2008.
“It was hard sitting on the couch watching guys play a game that I know I’m still capable of playing,” Scandrick said.
However, he’s now with an NFL team where he can show his worth. He’ll have an instant impact on defense as he’s familiar with the system. It will now be up to him to show the team that he can be an important asset that Philly fans will love to have.