Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jax preseason game is big test for Chad Hall

With the Eagles loaded with wide receivers, Chad Hall's best shot to make the team is returning kicks.
The Air Force Academy product will get a long look returning punts and kickoffs in the preseason opener Friday against the Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field (7:30 p.m.).
Hall (5-8, 187) has displayed decent hands as well as the smarts to pick up complicated pass routes after being out of football due to his military obligation.
Special teams coach Bobby April wants to see how much wiggle Hall has in a live setting.
The preseason also is going to be a test for safety Quintin Demps, who April would love to see win the kickoff return job. Demps is 100 percent and having a solid camp after having trouble staying healthy last year.
Sav Rocca and Ken Parrish also will start banging it out for the punting job.


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