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Sullivan leads Eagles in tackles versus Patriots

By Staff | Aug 24, 2018

SHEPHERDTOWN — With quarterback Carson Wentz only watching and quarterback Nick Foles completing only 3-of-9 passes, defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia was overshadowed in falling to New England, 37-20, in a NFL pre-season game last week.

New England had eight total sacks of Philadelphia quarterbacks.

The match up of last season’s two Super Bowl teams also saw New England quarterback Tom Brady guide his team to a 27-7 lead by halftime.

On a statistical note, former Shepherd safety Tre Sullivan, in his second season with the Eagles, was the team’s leading tackler, as Philadelphia went to 0-2 in the pre-season.

Sullivan had six solo tackles and one assist. Sullivan is listed as a second-team safety on the team’s depth chart.

Another former Shepherd player, tight end Billy Brown, had one catch for seven yards as he tried to make the team. Brown is in his second season with the Eagles and spent the 2017 campaign on the practice squad.

There are also three players from West Virginia University on the Philadelphia roster.

Running back Wendell Smallwood was with the Eagles when they made last year’s run to the world championship.

Cornerback Rasul Douglas and wide receiver Shelton Gibson are the other two former Mountaineers with the Eagles, as the pre-season moves to its third game this week.

Wentz has yet to play after major surgery on a knee, following torn ligaments late in 2017. Foles has been slowed by an injury himself, but played in the first half against New England.