Let’s take a deeper look at the offensive line and the Philadelphia Eagles’ front seven.
If everyone is healthy, we know who the Eagles’ starting offensive line consists of. Lane Johnson and Andre Dillard are the tackles. Brandon Brooks and Isaac Seumalo are the guards. The great Jason Kelce is the center.
The fact that the offensive line’s anchor never misses a game has made Philly more prone to make reserves out of more versatile guys, Luke Juriga figures to leave the NovaCare Complex at some point soon. To be honest, he isn’t even the second option this team has at the center position.
Take everything that was just said about Juriga, throw Keegan Render’s name into the conversation in place of Juriga’s and you have an understanding of where both guys’ chances are. Keegan Render won’t be on the final 53-man roster, and if there is a roster reduction, he could be gone before he gets a chance to compete.
Joe Ostman seemed to be well on his way to a roster spot before an injury in Philly’s lone open practice during last year’s training camp derailed things. He’s got a shot to make the roster again in 2020 because Philadelphia has a lot of bodies at defensive end but no real answers outside of the starters (Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett). Even still, you have to figure that Genard Avery, Daeshon Hall, Shareef Miller, and Josh Sweat have a leg up on Ostman for one reason or another.
If we’re all to nail the number of linebackers the Eagles will carry into 2020, six guys sounds like a safe number, and again, with Gerry, Brown, Edwards, Bradley, and Taylor walking around, Dante Olson, Duke Riley, and Alex Singleton all seem to be vying for one spot on the roster. It doesn’t look good for Riley.