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Miles Sanders Earns Praise Following Second Preseason Game

Miles Sanders carries the ball for the Philadelphia Eagles.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Line Backer Leon Jacobs #48 of the Jacksonville Jaguars chases down Running Back Miles Sanders #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field on August 15, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)

Miles Sanders didn't get many opportunities to shine in his preseason debut, but he certainly made the most of his touches in his second appearance for the Eagles.

Philadelphia went with Sanders as the starting running back on Thursday, giving him the lead role over Jordan Howard. The former Penn State star didn't disappoint with his increased role.

Sanders had five carries for 31 yards in his second preseason game. He showed tremendous vision when carrying the football for Philly.

While there is no guarantee that Sanders wins the starting job for the regular season, all signs point to momentum leaning in his favor.

Analysts, reporters and fans couldn't help but praise Sanders for his performance against the Jaguars.

Here are a few of his runs from yesterday:

Philadelphia struggled to run the football last season due to its lack of options in the backfield. That won't be the case this year as Sanders and Howard should form a solid duo.

Everyone saw how dynamic Saquon Barkley was for the Giants in his rookie season. Perhaps, Sanders will replicate his former teammate's success in his first year in the NFL.

With only two games remaining in the preseason for the Eagles, it'll be interesting to see if Sanders can finish strong and become the starter for Week 1.