Britain Covey is no familiar name or face in Philadelphia.
However, he is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He wasn’t able to secure a parking lot ahead of Monday’s game against the Vikings in Minnesota because he doesn’t have the proper credentials. The Eagles’ first-year punt he returner says Lincoln before the game showed up to park in the players’ parking lot on the field. However, security failed to recognize him, so he parked with the fan instead.
He explained the situation to Philadelphia sports journalist Howard Eskin on Wednesday.
“It’s not their fault, but I let the practice team pass,” Coby explained. “My teammates were like, ‘Tell them you got promoted to the active roster. understood.
“They said, look, you don’t have a pass for this.” I said, “I’m a player.” They said “sorry”. I totally understand where they are coming from. ”
The Eagles signed Kobe as an undrafted rookie from Utah this offseason, where he was an All-Pac-12 punt returner. He started the season on the practice team, but he was promoted to the gameday roster before Philadelphia’s victory over the Detroit Lions. He was promoted again for Monday’s home opener against the Vikings. He understands why security doesn’t recognize him.
“I have to prove myself in Philadelphia before I deserve to be there.
So at his first NFL home game, he parked half a mile away and soaked in the tailgate scene on his way to work.
“I like it,” Covey continued. “I had to park the grinder about half a mile away with the tailgator and drive through. It was honestly a lot of fun. It’s like college.”
He said some fans actually recognized him and were able to point him in the right direction.
Kobe got the job done on time, returning three punts for 14 yards in Philadelphia’s 24-7 win. He admitted that he “didn’t play his best on Monday” and hopes to play better next time.
But first on the agenda is parking access. He will find an easier time when the Eagles take on the Jaguars at home on Oct. 2.