The Philadelphia Eagles have two starting safety spots open. Reed Blankenship is ready to claim one of them.
Blankenship was forced into action last season as an undrafted rookie free agent. He started four games, after C.J. Gardner-Johnson was injured. He saw action in a total of 10 games.
The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Blankenship has the inside track on one of the starting safety spots. Listening to him talk, he’s ready.
“Nothing’s really changed. I love the game,” Blankenship told reporters. “I want to play it as long as my body allows me to and the rent’s due every day, that’s what Sirianni talks about, no matter what position you’re in. I haven’t felt that I’ve arrived yet. I’m still staying humble, staying hungry, and that’s going to last throughout my career.”
Blankenship says the top goal of the Eagles defense right now is, “Be violent.”
Blankenship is confident and ready to go. It will be exciting to him play this season.
Eagles safety Reed Blankenship. Photo courtsey of NBC Sports