From the outside looking in, there are five Philadelphia Eagles with no shot at making the 53-man roster.
14 wide receivers sit on the Eagles 90-man roster. Expect that to be trimmed to six names when the final 53-man roster is announced. Five cut candidates should be easy to pick out.
Conventional thinking would tell most of us that one of the last wide receivers added to the Eagles roster is one of the first guys that they’ll release when the time comes. With no rookie camp or OTA session, Mannaseh Bailey is even farther behind schedule than the average rookie would be.
This former sixth-round selection has already seen two teams since hearing his name called in 2019’s selection meeting. He couldn’t get on the field with all of the injuries the Eagles had last season. How will he possibly make the team now?
Robert Davis was promoted to the Eagles active roster on December 12th of 2019. It’s hard to formulate an argument backing any claim that he’ll make the roster unless there’s a slew of injuries in the preseason.
Shelton Gibson has had every opportunity to earn a spot on this roster. It hasn’t happened prior to now. It’s doubtful that he’ll, all of a sudden, surprise us during training camp.
Deontay Burnett is the only guy among this group that has more than ten catches on his professional resume, but at the end of the day, the Eagles simply have nine wide receivers who are better.