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The Eagles could use a safety.

Perhaps it isn’t as dire a need anymore, since they decided to bring back Jalen Mills and will convert him to safety, and Rodney McLeod and signed free agent Will Parks.

That doesn’t mean they won’t take one when the 2020 NFL Draft begins in just three weeks.

In addition to Mills, McLeod and Parks, the Eagles also have Rudy Ford and Authentic Marcus Epps Jersey on the roster.

Neither Epps nor Ford are considered to be more of a special team player, though Epps played 99 defensive snaps after being claimed off waivers from the Vikings on Nov. 7. Ford received just 16 defensive snaps in 10 games before he was placed on Injured Reserve with an abdomen injury.

There are options at safety, and Sports Illustrated took a look at who the first one off the board might be in the draft.

The Eagles won’t be the first team that takes a safety.

In fact, they may not get around to shoring up that position until the third day of the draft.In my Eagles mock draft 2.0 I had the them selecting Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kyle Dugger in the second round.

It could still happen, or maybe Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield is in play with their second-round selection, at No. 53.

No matter who they take – or if they take anybody at all – it likely won’t be Alabama’s Xavier McKinney or LSU’s Grant Delpit.

They are considered to be the top two players at their position entering the draft and will likely be gone in the first round or early in the second round at the latest.

Three third-day options for the Eagles could be Kenny Robinson, Clemson’s K’Von Wallace or Louisiana Tech’s L’Jarius Sneed.

Robinson is an interesting prospect in that he was kicked out of West Virginia University in an academic fraud scandal, was unable to enter the transfer portal, so he went into the XFL, picking up valuable experience in a league that had many former NFL players.

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There are some new pieces added to the roster and there are some pieces re-signed with roles that very well could change in the 2020 Eagles season. An always-fluid situation, the roster is a changing document that is altered, in one way or another, almost every day for the remainder of the year.

With that in mind, it’s time to get caught up on names, jersey numbers, and roles for the players added and re-signed since the pre-free agency period began. The Eagles certainly have been busy …

Darius Slay, CB, No. 24

Acquired in a trade with Detroit, Darius Slay brings his “big play” mentality and on-field swagger to a defense in need of exactly that. He’s wearing jersey No. 24, he said, in honor of former Lower Merion High School (suburban Philadelphia) and Los Angeles Lakers all-timer Kobe Bryant, a huge Eagles fan who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in late January. Slay has been selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls, he’s still only 29, and he upgrades the talent level and performance level of a cornerback group that last season gave up too many big plays in the passing game. He’s an immediate starter and Slay becomes the focal point of a revamped secondary.

Javon Hargrave, DT, No. 93

The Eagles made Javon Hargrave the focal point of an early push in free agency as he brings a perfect skill set to a defensive tackle group that is deep and talented. Whether Hargrave starts or not, he’s going to play a lot next to Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson. The Eagles think that in this scheme, which asks defensive linemen to get up the field, Hargrave will thrive after playing in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 front as a nose tackle for four seasons. Hargrave adds versatility, power, and production up front.

Will Parks, S, No. 28

A Philadelphia native, Will Parks returns to play with the Eagles as a hybrid safety. So, what does that mean, exactly? It means the Eagles plan on seeing how the fast and aggressive Parks fits in as a deep safety and then how he works out in some of the subpackages within the defense. The Eagles think that Parks is going to allow the secondary to win with a variety of personnel on the field – Kansas City’s defense won the Super Bowl using four cornerbacks on the field at one time, with Tyrann Mathieu serving in that hybrid role, so Parks has a chance to win some playing time in what should be a highly competitive secondary.

Jatavis Brown, LB, No. 53

With his speed and coverage ability, Jatavis Brown adds to the mix in a linebacker room that includes Nathan Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Authentic Duke Riley Jersey, and Alex Singleton. The Eagles think that Brown will fit in with his speed and versatility on the weak side, but he will get a look across the board. Brown had a strong first three seasons with the Chargers before his playing time tailed off in 2019. He has a fresh start with the Eagles and an open competition will take place for playing time in the summer.

Nickell Robey-Coleman, CB, 31

A high-level performer the last few seasons with the Rams, Authentic Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey gives the Eagles another option in the nickel cornerback role. He’s not a big guy at 5-8, 180 pounds, but Robey-Coleman is tenacious, he’s fast, and he’s a versatile athlete. The Eagles will see how it plays out at the nickel spot as they have Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Avonte Maddox, who could end up on the outside, capable of playing very well in the role. The Eagles can give receivers and tight ends a lot of different looks with the versatility they’re creating in the secondary.

Jalen Mills, DB, No. 21

Listed now as a defensive back after playing cornerback for four seasons, Jalen Mills says he’s ready for any kind of role the Eagles have in mind for him. Most people are now calling him a safety, but that may not be technically true, as Mills could have a variety of roles within the secondary. For now, the “defensive back” label is more accurate. He’s got a new jersey number and a new, expanded role that will ask him to move inside and support the run and also line up in pass coverage over tight ends and slot receivers.

Rodney McLeod, S, No. 23

Not a whole lot is going to change for Authentic Rodney McLeod Jersey other than he’s going to be asked to be a more vocal leader with Malcolm Jenkins gone. McLeod is the senior executive of the defensive backfield now. He’s a full season removed from the knee injury that ended his 2018 campaign and McLeod is going to be in charge of lining up a lot of moving parts. But for the most part, it’s the same role for McLeod, although you may see him in more interviews through the course of the season. He will be a go-to player for the media.

Hassan Ridgeway, DT, No. 98

Authentic Hassan Ridgeway Jersey is going to have to earn his playing time in a very talented group at defensive tackle, but he projects as a fourth player in the rotation and an excellent fit at that. The Eagles acquired Ridgeway last spring, sending a seventh-round draft pick to the Colts. He’s got some explosiveness and power and the Eagles feel like he was coming on in 2019 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in October. Ridgeway has another chance to gain time this year in the rotation.

Nate Sudfeld, QB, No. 7

Saying he has “unfinished business” in Philadelphia, Authentic Nate Sudfeld Jersey signed a one-year deal to return to the Eagles and remain in the quarterback room with Carson Wentz and Kyle Lauletta. Sudfeld will compete for the No. 2 job behind Wentz when the team gets back on the field. The Eagles will have room to add a veteran quarterback to the mix, or draft a developmental player in April. The key for Sudfeld is to stay healthy and let it rip when the players are on the field in the summer. He knows the system, he’s abundantly confident in his ability, and Sudfeld will get his reps in the preseason.

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The announcement Tuesday that NFL owners voted to add a wild-card team from each conference to the league’s annual title tournament after the 2020 season spurred the release of several lists ranking past would-be No. 7 seeds that might have benefited most: the 2012 Bears and their dominant defense, the 1991 49ers who got Steve Young back late, etc.

By association, Andy Reid, who finally earned his ring with the Chiefs in February, might have had to wait another year.

More directly: The Eagles Authentic Marcus Green Jersey never would have won their Super Bowl. That’s right: Saint Nick never would have come home, and the Philly Special would have moldered in Press Taylor’s three-ring binder.

Why? Because Chip Kelly’s 2014 Eagles, who had made the playoffs in 2013, narrowly missed a return trip. They would have been that year’s No. 7 seed in the NFC and they would have traveled to Green Bay for their playoff game. Yes, they had lost there, 53-20, six weeks before; and yes, they probably would have lost again in the playoffs. But that isn’t the point.

Kelly was fired after going 6-9 in the first 15 games in 2015. He had become a predictable boor on the field and was an unmitigated disaster as the general manager: In the course of his first two years, he engineered the departure of receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, guards Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans, running back LeSean McCoy, and, of course, Nick Foles, and each position got worse.

But, had the Eagles earned that seventh playoff slot in 2014, Kelly would have gone to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons as an NFL head coach. There’s no way Jeffrey Lurie would have fired him. Not in 2015, anyway.

That means the Eagles wouldn’t have hired Doug Pederson to replace him in 2016, which means, even if Kelly had been fired a year later, Pederson wouldn’t have hired Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator. This is relevant because of what Carson Wentz meant to the team in his first two seasons. It was Reich who stumped hardest to draft Wentz over Jared Goff in 2016, and it was Reich’s eye that realized Wentz was ready as a rookie, so the Eagles could trade incumbent starter Sam Bradford on the eve of the 2016 season. It was Reich who guided Wentz to an MVP-caliber season through the first 13 games of the 2017 season, until Wentz got hurt; a 13-game stretch that helped secure the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs.

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Despite having very little experience playing safety in the NFL, Rudy Ford has the potential to become the Philadelphia Eagles’ next Chris Maragos.
The Philadelphia Eagles made two player-for-player trades during the preseason.

The first initially seemed the most promising; flipping undrafted Penn State offensive tackle (and Philly native) Ryan Bates to the Buffalo Bills for under-achieving, yet encouraging edge rusher Eli Harold after Week 1.

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While some questioned this move initially, as Bates was clearly talented enough to make the Bills’ roster and can reliably serve as a reserve at all five offensive line positions, it seemed more promising than the team’s second move – flipping longshot defensive tackle Bruce Hector to the Arizona Cardinals for 2017 sixth-round safety Rudy Ford.

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With even less time to make the roster and no clear player he was added to replace – Harold’s addition coincided with Joe Ostman‘s torn ACL – Ford looked like one of Howie Roseman‘s typical camp bodies – a player who would stick around for a month or so, collect a little money, and move on to a new opportunity elsewhere.

Clearly, that didn’t happen.

Fast forward to the Eagles’ initial 53 man roster, and it was Ford’s name, not Harold’s, filling up a spot on a depth chart.

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In case you were wondering, Hector didn’t make the Cardinals’ initial 53 man depth chart, and is fittingly back in Philadelphia for his third stint on the Eagles’ practice squad.

Talk about having your cake and eating it too.

But Ford isn’t your typical bottom-of-the-roster safety brought to town just in case Rodney McLeod, Malcolm Jenkins, Andrew Sendejo, and Johnathan Cyprien catch the injury bug like Tre Sullivan before him. No, Ford is here for one reason, and one reason alone: To play special teams.

Much like Chris Maragos before him, the Eagles specifically targeted Ford for his ability to fly down the field with reckless abandon and tackle unsuspecting return men – and if anything, Ford is like Maragos on steroids.
While Ford had kind of an up-and-down college career, as he began his four-year tenure at Auburn as a running back, and only recorded 280 total tackles, five interceptions, and a pair of sacks over 39 games at safety, the 6-foot tall, 204 pound back burst up draft board by running a scorching 4.34 40 yard dash at his pro day.


So fast, in fact, that the Cardinals felt confident enough in Ford as an athlete to select him 208th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft despite being a clear work-in-progress on the defensive side of the ball.

And in a way, Ford came as advertised.

Despite only starting one game over his first two seasons in the desert, recording nine total tackles in 2018 and none in 2017, Ford did most of his damage on special teams – recording 169 snaps in 2017 and career-high 286 in 2018.

Granted, that may not seem like a lot, but they’re comparable to Maragos’ first two years in the league for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Ford’s special teams prowess also kept him on the 46-man game-day active roster for 23 of a possible 32 games, nine more than Maragos was active for over his first two seasons.

As we’ve seen over the last decade, the Eagles are very willing to keep players who are predominantly special teamers with the hopes of developing their talents at their ‘natural’ positions like Kamu Grugier-Hill, Trey Burton, Mack Hollins, and yes, Chris Maragos.

While Maragos was never able to become even a rotational safety over his four-season run in Philly – and as we all saw, the team tried to make it so – maybe Ford and his supreme athletic gifts can join KGH, Burton, and (God willing) Hollins as a serious player down the line, and potentially earn defensive snaps as an actual safety.

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But until that day comes, if it comes at all, at least the Philadelphia Eagles will once again have a dynamic special teams ace to bolster Dave Fipp‘s unit for years to come – only this season’s model is harder, better, faster, and stronger.

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PHILADELPHIA — When Eli Harold was growing up in Virginia Beach, Va., in the 2000s, he was self-described huge Washington Redskins fan. He said he had former Redskins players Phillip Daniels, Andre Carter and Lorenzo Alexander on his wall. At one point, he met those players at the Virginia Beach Pavilion.
Now, he’s learning from them. Carter coached Harold with the San Francisco 49ers earlier in his career. And after the Philadelphia Eagles acquired Harold from the Buffalo Bills in a trade Friday evening, Daniels will be his position coach.

“I was talking to Phillip yesterday,” Harold said Sunday. “I’m like, ‘Yo, this is amazing.’ Like, I’ve now played for two of my former favorite players.”

Harold has other reasons to be excited after the trade, too. In addition to getting the chance to learn from Daniels, who is in his first year as the defensive line coach, Harold thinks he’s going to get a real chance to compete for a roster spot and showcase his ability as a pass rusher.

“It’s nice to feel wanted,” Harold said.

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Harold is the second veteran defensive end the Eagles have added in the past week. When training camp standout Joe Ostman went on injured reserve, the team signed Kasim Edebali. Harold was sent to Philadelphia in exchange for undrafted free agent offensive lineman Ryan Bates.

The top of the defensive end depth chart — Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry — feels set for the Eagles. Second-year pro Josh Sweat, rookie Shareef Miller and third-year pro Daeshon Hall are competing behind them, and the addition of Harold and Edebali should boost the level of that group.

Harold spent the first four seasons of his NFL career as an outside linebacker with the 49ers, who selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and Detroit Lions. Under Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, Harold will return putting his hand on the ground as a defensive end for the first time since college at Virginia.

“I love it, man,” Harold said. “That’s my natural position. No matter what, going forward is always better than dropping into coverage a lot, so I’m excited.”


It’s unlikely that Graham, Barnett and Curry will play much the rest of the way in the preseason — if it all — so there are plenty of available reps for the rest of the depth chart, and Harold could use the next three games as a sort of showcase to the Eagles and the other 31 teams.

“I’m just going to take one day at a time, man, and attack it, give all I got and just try to be me every day,” Harold said. “Whether it’s enough time or not, I’m going to just do what I do and try to impress the best way I can and control what I can control, and that’s just to go all out every time I’m on the field.”

Even with a truncated schedule — the Eagles had their 13th day of training camp Sunday — both Schwartz and Harold expect him to be in the flow of things quickly.

“Good body for what we are looking for,” Schwartz said. “Our scouts had liked him a couple years ago. He has had a little bit of production. He played sort of a hybrid role last year for Detroit, but we are a little bit different. Put his hand in the ground and let him come. He’s big, he’s strong and we will add him to the mix and see where it turns out, but he does have a little bit of experience. It’s a little bit different than a rookie coming in. We should get him up to speed pretty quickly.”
Harold brings a bit of a track record to the Eagles. He has nine sacks in four seasons, including a career-high four last season. He got off to a hot start for the Lions with three sacks in his first three games, including two of Tom Brady in an upset win over the New England Patriots.

Harold played at least 23 percent of Detroit’s defensive snaps in three of the first four games, but his playing time soon plummeted. He had a seven-game stretch where he was inactive twice — once was because of the birth of his daughter — didn’t play once and saw just nine defensive snaps. He had a couple games where he played more than half the snaps down the stretch, but it was clear his future wasn’t in Detroit.

“Um, I really don’t like talking about the past, but I’ll touch on it a little bit,” Harold said. “Just the opportunity wasn’t there, I feel like. A guy had got hurt, and my playing time had went up, and then when I had my daughter — my daughter was born the fourth week, fifth week of the year — then after that, I feel like it just fell off.

“I was still doing everything I could. I was doing my best and I would talk to the coaches, and they would say that nothing was wrong and I was doing everything I was supposed to do, so I don’t know what happened. I guess they were telling me one thing, but saying another thing in meetings or whatever, but I went to work every day, tried to be better and that’s all I can do. It just didn’t work out.”
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Harold told The Detroit News at the time that Lions coach Matt Patricia was “100 percent supportive” of Harold during a complicated childbirth process.

Harold has some familiarity with the Eagles because safety Rodney McLeod is also a Virginia alum, and Harold described former Eagles defensive end Chris Long as a “big brother.” He also played with cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc in Detroit, and LeBlanc, a hero for the Eagles down the stretch and in the playoffs last season, has shared a similar sentiment as Harold about getting a fair chance to make an impact in Philadelphia.

Harold wants to make the most of it. He’s on a tight timeframe, and there’s already a talented group of players on the depth chart. But Harold already feels comfortable with the Eagles, and he wants to take the next step of his career in South Philly.

“It’s a business, but to come to a new place, and I already feel it,” Harold said. “The guys, I feel like they’ve accepted me already, and I haven’t even been here 24 hours, and being in a room with a lot of veterans plays a big part in that, and it’s just a veteran team and they know how to win here, and I’m just glad I’m here.”

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Recently, the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up the start to the offseason. After a month of voluntary activities, followed by three mandatory minicamps, the team is off to do their own thing for the next month or so. Late next month, the Eagles entire 90-man roster will be back at the Nova Care Complex in Philly for the beginning of the end of the offseason.

The final phase might be exciting to some, but to 37 guys it will be a stressful time. By the beginning of September, the roster will need to be cut down to 53 players. As we know, not everybody can make the team. We know who the locks are, but very rarely do we get too comfortable with the hopefuls, rightfully so.

Although the hopefuls know their position within the organization, they don’t ever tend to lose hope. If a player can prove they belong, it won’t go unnoticed. And fortunately for the Eagles, they have roster locks around the roster hopefuls that are willing to elevate them to give them the best chances to make the team.

Recently, undrafted rookie wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins discussed his journey to making an NFL roster. Two months ago, he signed a deal with the Eagles shortly after going undrafted. While Thompkins knows how deep the receiving core is for the Eagles, and just how hard it’s going to be for him to make the team, he’s still rather grateful to have the opportunity to work with Carson Wentz. Now, it seems as though the leadership issues from last season are in the rearview.

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After last season’s showing, you would think that Wentz was a one-hit wonder in 2017. He might not have been an MVP in 2018, but he still showed improvement in some areas. However, his 2019 offseason, which contains a healthy Wentz for the first time in two years has shown that maybe he didn’t truly lose a step like many speculated. Instead, he’s just as good, if not better than that Sophomore season. DeAndre Thompkins wasn’t around then, but now he understands the hype surrounding Wentz since he’s been with the Eagles.

“Man, it’s crazy, he’s very talented as everybody knows, very smart. He’s a natural-born quarterback. You can feel it in the huddle. You can feel it whenever you’re around him,” Thompkins told PennLive’s, Daniel Gallen. While we know Wentz is talented, there have been some question marks surrounding his leadership skills after last season. According to a piece with quotes from anonymous players, Wentz was not the best acting captain in 2018.

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In fact, Wentz was accused of being selfish at one point by a respected veteran. However, the roster hopeful’s words do not help support that claim.

“One thing I would say is he does a good job of elevating everyone around him, he treats me and JJ [Arcega-Whiteside] just like he treats D-Jacc, Nelly and all those guys. He expects you to perform at a high level, and then if you don’t understand something or something happens, he’s the first one to come over and explain to you what you gotta do, why you gotta do it. So to have somebody like that, man, it’s a blessing.”

Are we saying this so-called anonymous respected veteran was wrong about Wentz’s locker room personality last season? No, we’re not. But we do believe that whatever was going on last season, is now left in the rearview. With the franchise locking Wentz in to a long-term deal, there are no longer any questions as to who is the captain of the ship. Wentz knows his place, and is aware that his leadership can make or break the offense. So far, everything sounds good.

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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles got their future left tackle to protect Carson Wentz’s blindside.

The Eagles traded up three spots to select Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Philadelphia sent Baltimore the 25th pick, a fourth-rounder (No. 127) and a sixth (No. 197) to move up.

Dillard isn’t expected to be in the starting lineup this season unless the offensive line has injuries. He’ll learn from nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, who enters his 15th season at 37 years old. Peters started every game last season after missing nine in 2017.

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“This wasn’t what we had anticipated. Our evaluation was this was the best tackle in the draft,” Eagles personnel boss Howie Roseman said. “Usually, those guys go in the top 10. That’s how we had it rated. When he started to fall, we saw an opportunity to get a top-10 player at an important position.”

Dillard was the third offensive lineman selected after Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom went 14th to Atlanta and North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury went 18th to Minnesota.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Dillard started 39 games for the Cougars. He’s an athletic blocker who excelled at pass protection. Scouting reports say Dillard needs to work on his run blocking. He didn’t have to do much of it at Washington State, which predominantly threw the ball on offense.

“He wants to be great and he takes to coaching well,” Roseman said.

Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said the team spent a lot of time with Dillard at the Senior Bowl and came away quite impressed.

“His foot quickness, is lower body strength, his ability to redirect, those are very intriguing to us,” Douglas said.

The Eagles were in position to select a player who doesn’t have to contribute right away after filling several needs in the offseason through free agency and trades.

After winning the Super Bowl in 2017 with backup quarterback Nick Foles filling in for Wentz, the Eagles reached the second round last season. Foles again led the team down the stretch and into January after Wentz was injured.

Dillard will join a unit that also features Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks and All-Pro center Jason Kelce.

“He’s a special player,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of Dillard. “He has a great opportunity to come in and learn from one of the best left tackles in the game.”

The Ravens took Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown with Philadelphia’s pick. Brown was a player some thought the Eagles would select. Roseman, however, has always valued offensive and defensive lineman in the first round.

The Eagles have two picks in the second round on Friday night, Nos. 53 and 57. They don’t have a third-round pick.

Running back, linebacker and receiver are among the positions the Eagles could target but they also could go a defensive back.

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Here is a look at the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster, with analysis:

Quarterbacks (2): Carson Wentz, Nick Foles

Foles’ sore elbow has to be a little concerning, but it would have been difficult to justify putting Matt McGloin or Dane Evans on the roster.

Running backs (5): LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Donnel Pumphrey

If this was purely about picking the best 53, Pumphrey wouldn’t have made it. But the Eagles did trade up to take him in the fourth round, so they’re invested. It seems like overkill to go into the regular season with five backs.

Wide receiver (6): Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, Marcus Johnson, Shelton Gibson

Gibson had a bad case of the drops earlier in the summer before turning things around some. Bryce Treggs outperformed him overall and earned a roster spot based on merit. Executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman remains intrigued by Gibson’s speed and deep-ball ability, though, traits that convinced the front office to take him in the fifth round.

Tight end (3): Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Trey Burton

Undrafted free agent Billy Brown flashed during training camp. He could be a practice-squad option if he’s not picked up elsewhere.

Offensive line (8): Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, Chance Warmack, Stefen Wisniewski

Somewhat surprising that they only went with eight O-linemen considering the depth and the value that the organization puts on the front. T Dillon Gordon was recently thought of as a good prospect, so to see him cut was a bit unexpected. The Eagles are very light at backup tackle. I think there’s another move coming here.


Defensive line (10): Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Chris Long, Derek Barnett, Steven Means, Fletcher Cox, Tim Jernigan, Beau Allen, Elijah Qualls, Destiny Vaeao

DE Alex McCalister added weight to his athletic frame this offseason, received some praise from defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz during training camp and finished the preseason with a team-high 3.5 sacks, but didn’t make the squad. If he doesn’t get scooped up, the Eagles could try to get him on the practice squad.

Linebacker (6): Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Mychal Kendricks, Joe Walker, Najee Goode, Kamu Grugier-Hill

The Eagles decided to part with fifth-round pick Nathan Gerry, the former Nebraska safety that they were trying to convert to linebacker. Gerry is a good practice squad candidate.

Cornerback (5): Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson, Rasul Douglas, Dexter McDougle
They traded for McDougle earlier in the week and on Saturday gave the former Jet a one-year contract extension through 2018. Jaylen Watkins has been playing some corner of late, so you can put him half in this category as well. Sidney Jones is on the Reserve/NFI list, keeping him on the shelf for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Safety (5): Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Chris Maragos, Corey Graham, Jaylen Watkins

On the occasions Jenkins plays nickel, Graham could be a decent third safety option for Schwartz. Pretty solid grouping.

Special teams (3): Caleb Sturgis, Donnie Jones, Rick Lovato

Long-snapper Jon Dorenbos is now in New Orleans after more than a decade in Philly. Lovato takes his place.