Eagles beat writer Matt Lombardo believes G.J. Kinne came out of preseason Week 1 helping his chances to make a roster down the line.
Clearly the Eagles want Matt Barkley to seize the third quarterback job. Head coach Chip Kelly invested a fourth-round draft choice in Barkley last year and he's taken a significant majority of the third-team reps in practice. However, Kinne outplayed the USC product Friday night. As the only Eagles signal caller not to throw an interception, Kinne finished 8-of-10 for 88 yards against the Bears. At one point during the spring Kinne was the second-sharpest quarterback in OTA and minicamp practices. He's unlikely to make the 53-man roster, but he just may have created an interesting lower portion of the depth chart position battle Friday.
He still thinks Kinne is the guy to get cut but thinks he helped improve his chances to sign with another team.