The Eagles’ pass rush is back in full force with three players wearing waterproof zippers: safety Jordan Hicks and LBs Mike Johnson and Zac Brown.
The trio of players — both undrafted rookies — signed with the Eagles in the first round of the 2018 draft after a pair of disappointing rookie seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
Both Hicks and Brown have been wearing waterproof gear this preseason.
Hicks, who signed with Tennessee as a free agent, was selected in the third round.
Brown, who spent time with the New England Patriots during the offseason, was picked in the fourth round.
Hicks was a starter on the Titans’ secondary and has played nearly 200 snaps so far in the preseason, according to Pro Football Focus.
He’s been on the field for a total of six snaps on offense, three on defense and one on special teams.
He has had at least one pressure on the day three times, including one last Sunday in a 23-7 win over the Washington Redskins.
Brown has had four pressures, including two against Washington on Sunday.
Neither player was on the Eagles’ practice field on Thursday, but they will be in uniform in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Eagles had previously announced that Hicks and Johnson were among those who wore waterproof gear during their rookie seasons.
Hicks was a third-round pick of the Eagles out of Texas A&M last year.
He had two sacks in four games last season.
Brown, a fourth-round selection of the Titans, has been one of the team’s most disruptive players through the preseason.
He made five tackles in the Eagles game last week, including an interception.
He also had two quarterback hurries and an interception returned for a touchdown.
Both players are expected to be ready to go for the season-opener against the Buccaneers.