Some of the younger Philadelphia Eagles who we, at one time, thought were a part of the future may be on the outside looking in after August.
90 men currently sit on the Philadelphia Eagles roster. We know there’s talent. We are all well aware of the many position battles that will captivate us throughout training camp. We’re also well aware that, when it’s all said and done, we’ll be forced to say goodbye to some guys we’ve gotten to know for a few seasons as new ‘Birds’ are welcomed into the nest.
Training camp is approaching. There’s a team to build. There’s no sense in wasting any time. Here’s one sentence on ten young Eagles who may be in danger of forfeiting a spot on the final 53-man roster.
We’re focusing on guys who are pretty high profile and around 25 but may still be teetering om the brink of being waived.
1. Jalen Mills
After three seasons, we shouldn’t still be asking if Mills is good enough to beat out some of the younger guys on this roster, but we are.
2. Josh Sweat
Everyone wants him to pop in year two, but he won’t get a chance if he doesn’t pop in training camp.
3. Nathan Gerry
After two full seasons, everyone wants to know if this guy can play quality minutes or not because we, honestly, still don’t know the answer to that question.
Gibson and about nine other guys will be in a battle for what may turn out to be about two roster spots.
We’ve heard they’ll keep him, trade him, and cross train him, but no one knows if ‘Big V’ will be on this roster come September 8th.
7. Mack Hollins
Injury, uncertainty and the emergence of JJ Arcega-Whiteside seems to have railroaded what was, at one time, a very promising prospect.
As much as we all love the project, guys who have played American football their entire lives should be able to beat out a guy who started playing about two years ago.
9. Josh Adams
This second-year standout is now in a bit of trouble with the addition of Jordan Howard and the Eagles’ drafting of Miles Sanders.
If only the coaches loved this guy as much as some of the fan base, but it’s never seemed as though they actually do.
The debate table is open. Did we miss anyone? You tell us.