(Sports Network) - A couple of struggling offenses will try to look sharp in what will likely be a reserve-laden feature attraction Thursday night, when the Philadelphia Eagles welcome the New York Jets to Lincoln Financial Field for each team's final preseason tune-up.
The Eagles were 20-17 winners in preseason action against the Kansas City Chiefs last Friday, but the team's first unit had its struggles in the victory. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was just 11-of-25 passing for 103 yards with an interception and four sacks absorbed against the Chiefs.
Kolb has a 63.7 passer rating without a touchdown pass in the 2010 preseason.
How much time Kolb and the first-string receives on Thursday night remains to be seen, and the status of center Jamaal Jackson (knee) and guard Todd Herremans (foot) for Thursday is unclear as well. Jackson has yet to play in the preseason to date as he recovers from surgery, while Herremans had a setback in practice this week after suiting up for his first preseason action last Sunday.
Defensively, the team will get a look at recently acquired cornerback Jorrick Calvin (Troy), a 2010 sixth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals who was acquired in a deal earlier this week that sent Eagles sixth-round fullback Charles Scott (LSU) to Philly.
One notable who should see significant time for the Jets is wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who will begin serving a four-game regular season suspension immediately after the Eagles game.
Holmes has a team-leading 78 receiving yards on five catches during the warm-up period.
Following Thursday's games, all 32 NFL teams will have until 6pm ET on Saturday evening to trim their rosters to the 53-player maximum.
The Jets hold a 20-11 edge in their preseason series with the Eagles, including a 38-27 home victory prior to last season.
Philadelphia is 8-0 all-time against the Jets in the regular season series, which is set to resume in 2011.