Colt recovers fumble, flagged for roughing

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Butte native Colt Anderson recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble Thursday night for the Philadelphia Eagles, who fell 27-20 to the New York Jets in the final preseason game at MetLife Stadium.

The former Butte High and University of Montana Star was also called for a roughing the passer penalty as the Eagles finished the preseason at 2-2.

Emmanuel Acho forced a fumble by Konrad Reuland in the first quarter. Anderson recovered the fumble at the Jets 25 early in the second quarter. That led to a 38-yard field goal by Alex Henery.

Anderson was called for the roughing penalty on Matt Simms late in the second quarter.

Both of Anderson’s tackles came in the fourth quarter. He and Kurt Coleman brought down a scrambling Simms after a gain of 6 yards to the Philadelphia 9. He stopped Mossis Madu for a 1-yard game to the Philadelphia 49 later in the game.

Anderson, who signed with the Eagles off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in 2010, is trying to earn a roster spot in Philadelphia for the fourth straight season.

NFL teams must cut their rosters from 75 players to 53 this weekend. Whether Anderson, a former Eagles special teams MVP, impressed the new coaching staff to survive those cuts will be known in a mater of days.