Eagles Analysis: 5 Players to Watch For in Preseason Opener

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Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles guard Todd Herremans (79) and tackle Andrew Gardner (66) and center Jason Kelce (62) during pre game warmups before game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Gardner

The Eagles listed Andrew Gardner along with John Moffitt, Matt Tobin, and Julian Vandervelde as co-starters at right guard on their first unofficial depth chart. However it should be noted that Gardner has received more days with the first team offense in training camp than his competition so you can consider him the leader in the clubhouse at this point. The job may be Gardner’s to lose so he must play well to fend off his competition.

Gardner started 8 games last year, more than any of the other 3 players he’s in competition with. That may be a major factor in why he’s getting first crack at the starting gig. I expect each player to see a quarter worth of playing time give or take. The Colts should be a good test for Gardner and company as someone looks to stand out and claim the starting job.

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