Eagles Analysis: Five dark-horse candidates to make final roster

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Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Kennard Backman (86) catches a pass as Philadelphia Eagles safety Ed Reynolds (30) makes the tackle during the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Reynolds

I’m double dipping at safety here, as it’s still arguably the weakest position, depth-wise, on the roster. Reynolds isn’t nearly the physical specimen that Couplin is, but he’s assignment-sound and provides a boost on special teams. Reynolds made a few splash-plays during the Colts game, snagging a pair of interceptions, before nearly pulling down several more over the past 2 contests.

Reynolds has done a good job of staying around the ball, and has been active around the line of scrimmage and on the coverage units. It’s going to come down to Couplin and Reynolds if the staff decides to keep a 5th safety, though it’s likely that Reynolds spends another season on the practice squad. However, it’s possible that he finds his way on to the final-53 should things break his way.

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