5. Can another pass rusher step up for the Philadelphia Eagles?
There are a lot of names on that Eagles depth chart for defensive ends, which probably means each guy is only getting a few reps, but the constant rumors of this team showing interest in an established veteran are signs that this organization doesn’t truly believe any of those players are ready for a small role.
Miller, a fourth-round selection by the Eagles in 2019, only managed a total of two special teams snaps over the entirety of the regular season after failing to show a major impact in the preseason.
Hall, on the other hand, showed a ton of juice before the start of the 2019 season but he fell to the low-end of the depth chart once the games counted towards the win-loss total, only managing 50 defensive snaps and 71 special teams snaps in nine regular-season contests.
Any possibility of securing that final spot in the rotation was lost when he went down with an ACL tear at the end of the regular season.
With Hall potentially on the sidelines to begin the preseason, that gives more opportunities to Genard Avery, a surprise trade acquisition by the team at last year’s deadline. He was barely featured in the rotation upon arrival.
The short, athletic pass rusher is a bit of an oddity in the Eagles’ defensive end grouping and might be a more of a prototypical fit in the 3-4 defensive scheme as an outside linebacker, but the organization seems to feel as though he’ll be utilized more in the future.