Eagles Starter Sounds Off on Dirty Patriot: ‘Don’t Try That S*** Again’

Anthony Harris

Getty Eagles safety Anthony Harris led the entire NFL in interceptions in 2019.

Anthony Harris might be in his first year wearing midnight green, but he has been a quick study in the whole blue-collar attitude. The starting safety took particular umbrage to the way a player treated one of his new Philadelphia Eagles’ teammates.

The offender was New England Patriots guard Alex Redmond who went head hunting on Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton during Thursday night’s preseason game. Redmond viciously drove his helmet into the vicinity of Singleton’s head at the end of a tackle. The play was over. There was no need for it. Harris pointed the dirty play out on Twitter and left a stern message for Redmond.

Harris inked a one-year, $4 million deal to be the free safety in Philly opposite Rodney McLeod. He has provided stability to a secondary in desperate need of veteran playmakers. The former Minnesota Vikings star led the entire NFL in interceptions (six) in 2019.

Harris just has a natural nose for the football, something he’s been putting on display every day at training camp. Harris forced an incompletion on Thursday and was one of only five projected defensive starters to suit up in the game.

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Cam Newton Throws Shade at Eagles Safety

K’Von Wallace said he was having fun at Tuesday’s practice when he jokingly referred to Cam Newton as the “King of Checkdowns.” The second-year safety thought Newton was dinking-and-dunking instead of chucking the ball down the field.

The funny part is Wallace was doing his trash-talking from the sideline, not face-to-face on the practice field. After Thursday’s 35-0 blowout win, the Patriots quarterback commented on Wallace’s “cheerleading” and gave the young player a new nickname.

“Oh, that’s ‘glitter’. Glitter,” Newton said. “It’s preseason. He was still cheering his team on the sideline. He was out there. It was good.”

Glitter? Why?

“He was cheerleading a lot on the sidelines,” Newton said. “You know, cheerleaders usually have glitter on, so.”

Newton suggested that Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon should have switched to a man-to-man scheme. Then he downplayed any real beef.

“There’s no need to kind of feed into this,” Newton said, “because anytime you have a joint practice with a bunch of alpha males, certain things are going to be said.”

Joe Flacco Talks About Proving It

Eagles backup Joe Flacco was forced into action on Thursday due to Jalen Hurts’ mysterious stomach bug. He went 10-of-17 for 83 yards, with an interception and fumble on a botched snap. He’s no longer in the competition for the starting job, not that he ever really was. But the 14-year veteran does understand that anything can happen in the NFL and you have to be ready to go on any given Sunday.

“You have to come out and prove it every day in this league,” Flacco said. “Just because you do something one day doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed anything the next. Practices aren’t games. We have to learn how to carry one thing into the next and keep building on things and stacking positive days.”

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