Going into their second preseason game, the Steelers are not expected to play a number of starters or assign an increased workload to the players who kicked off the Hall of Fame game, but the same can’t be said for their next opponent.
John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC10 Philadelphia reports that first-year coach Nick Sirianni said all Eagles starters will play Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
Nick Sirianni going with @brandongraham55 shirt today
Nick says all the starters will play in first preseason game Thursday night but doesn’t know how long
He wants offense to work on presnap penalties. Quez Watkins big TD Sunday night was called back because of penalty pic.twitter.com/mcnGl2lgpA
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 10, 2021
Sirianni did not say how long the starters would play in Philadelphia’s first preseason game, with Jalen Hurts starting opposite Mason Rudolph after trading Carson Wentz to Indianapolis on March 17.
Philadelphia finished the 2020 season 4-12, sixth-worst in the league, firing head coach Doug Pederson after five seasons.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.