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August 18, 2016

Surprise! Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham may play against Steelers

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Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is introduced before a game last season when he was with the Titans.

On Tuesday, the day the Eagles traded offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to the Titans for second-year wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters that his newest receiver would travel to Pittsburgh for Thursday night's preseason game against the Steelers but wouldn't play.

"I want him to go on the trip," Pederson said at the time. "I want him to get involved with the players and get used to the team and the team get used to him. So I want to bring him on the trip, get him involved, but we've got some work to do before we can get to that point [where he can play]."

That, however, was before Green-Beckham arrived in Philly and had a chance to meet with coaches. Then, prior to their second preseason game, the Eagles tweeted out a list of players not expected to play, and one notable name was missing from the list: DGB.

And after working out with the team in shorts a few hours prior to kickoff, the six-foot-five wide receiver was back out on the field for pregame warmups, this time in full uniform. 

Could he play? It's starting to look that way -- and it would certainly make the game more interesting.

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