New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Five Players To Watch

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Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots inside linebacker Steve Beauharnais (58) stands on the field against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

3. LB Steve Beauharnais

Beaharnais really struggled in last week’s contest, in pretty much ever facet of the game. He was decent in the run game, but no where near I expected him to be.And he was just awful in coverage, which may ultimately lead to him losing this job.

But he has a chance to redeem himself a bit today, as he will most likely be playing with the starting unit. Jerod Mayo missed the last three days of practice, so I highly doubt he will be on the field tonight.

Beauharnais has slipped behind Darius Fleming on the depth chart as far as I’m concerned, and if he wants to get back into the hunt, he must play well tonight. It won’t be easy, as he will be going up against the likes of Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy, but it certainly will be interesting.