PHILADELPHIA - Greetings from Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles are opening the preseason in about 45 minutes against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Just in case you want to take a break from watching the Olympics or reruns of "Big Bang Theory," here are a few players to keep your eye on tonight.
First-team offense: Tackle Demetress Bell. The Eagles signed Bell to play left tackle in place of 5-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters, who is sidelined for at least four more months with a ruptured Achilles. Peters is considered among the best offensive linemen in the NFL, so Bell has a big challenge.
First-team defense: Middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans. Ryans was brought in to bring veteran leadership and big-play ability to the defense. He's gotten off to a slow start in training camp while learning defensive coordinator Juan Castillo's system.
Second-team offense: Wide receiver Marvin McNutt. With Riley Cooper sidelined with a broken collarbone, McNutt will get a chance to earn the job as a the No. 4 wideout. The rookie is off to a promising start.
Second-team defense: Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett. Jarrett had a disappointing rookie season in 2011 and must show improvement if he wants to be part of the regular-season roster.
Third/fourth-team offense: Quarterback Trent Edwards. Edwards didn't do much the first two weeks of training camp other than stand around and watch Michael Vick, Mike Kafka and rookie Nick Foles take reps.
Third/fourth-team defense: Local fans will want to watch Steelers safety Myron Rolle, a former Galloway Township resident who started his high school career at St. Augustine Prep. Rolle, who was out of football all last season, signed with the Steelers as a free agent after spending 2010 on the Tennessee Titans practice squad.