Last year, Bryce Treggs spent training camp with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Eagles in September. This year, Treggs took the opportunity to make a brand new first impression.
With the Eagles short a couple wideouts in Thursday's preseason opener against Green Bay, Treggs was everywhere, catching seven passes for 91 yards in the Eagles' 24-9 loss to the Packers. The team came into the game without free-agent acquisition Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Marcus Johnson (hamstring), opening the door for Treggs to get a long look.
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He caught all his passes from No. 2 quarterback (for the night) Matt McGloin, including a 38-yarder.
"I felt like I developed in practice, throughout the week, making plays," Treggs said. "Now I'm kind of someone that (the quarterback) counts on. Building that rapport with every quarterback, not just Matt, is going to be huge for me."
Treggs caught three passes all of last season for 80 yards. The second year undrafted free agent out of Cal has a long way to go to make a roster full of talented pass catchers, but this was a heck of a way to start.
"It's about just proving you can make consistent plays," he said. "I think I had eight targets. Seven catches on eight targets is pretty good, so when the ball is there, I just have to be able to make the play."
Treggs noted that he still felt he could improve, health-wise.
"It'll be a scary sight when I get to 100 percent, so I'm looking forward to that," he said.
"We're all making each other better (in camp). We know there's only a certain amount of spots on this team. But as we make each other better, those who unfortunately don't stick around here will put enough film out there to make another team."