|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/30/13) Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho is flying under the radar no longer. Little was expected of him upon his arrival in an offseason trade with Cleveland, but he has been the most productive linebacker on the team in the preseason. He might be on the verge of making the roster.
Acho led the Eagles in tackles in three of the four games. He peaked Thursday night against the Jets with 11 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Chip Kelly was duly impressed.
"[Acho] is a really, really smart player," Kelly told the Philadelphia Daily News. "That's the one thing that jumps out at you ... he understands the game very well, seems to always be around the ball."
The Browns selected Acho in the sixth round of the 2012 draft out of Texas, but he landed on IR with a knee injury.