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Piscitelli: It wasn't a competition for safety spot



Sabby Piscitelli appeared frustrated Wednesday, one day after losing his starting safety spot to free agent Sean Jones, saying he doesn't believe it was a fair competition.

Piscitelli wouldn't expand on why he felt that way, but said he also didn't like the fact he found out he'd been demoted via a text message from defensive back Jimmy Lake Monday night. The two would meet "man-to-man" the next morning and talked about it, and he also talked to coach Raheem Morris later in the day.

"I don't think it was ever a competition," Piscitelli "It's just my opinion. I just don't think it was a competition, that's all I'm going to say."

Morris disagreed with Piscitelli's assessment.

"That's unfortunate for him," Morris said. "If he felt that way, it's probably why he didn't get it. In general, you go out there and you do your very best in everything you do. That's Sabby's problem at this point."

Piscitelli, who started 15 games last season but struggled, lost the job to Jones, a free agent who started nine games for the Eagles last season. Morris said Tuesday that a big reason why is that Jones proved to be a more physical player.

When asked to evaluate his own performance, Piscitelli said worst critic, and knows he has to improve on "every aspect of the game." 

"But if you ask me, I don't think it was a competition."


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