3 Philadelphia Eagles who are most likely to be surprise cut candidates

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. . . Greg Ward, wide receiver. 1. player. 54

This would seem wrong if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but it could happen.

At this point, it just sort of feels like Greg Ward has earned his spot on this Philadelphia Eagles roster, but when you think about it, the “Birds” did draft three wide receivers and trade for another on the selection meeting’s third day. Then, they added Manasseh Bailey as an undrafted free agent after its conclusion.

As “Birds” fans and as members of the media, we absolutely love Greg Ward. We think the world of him. He’s a real-life “Rocky”.

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He’s undersized. He loves Philly, and despite the size and talent limitations, he just continues to work hard and prove the doubters wrong. That’s why Eagles fans love Ward and why guys who are more talented like Ricky Watters don’t hold the same place in the heart of one of the NFL’s most loyal fanbases. Here’s the reality check. Ward’s work isn’t done. He still needs to earn a spot on 2020’s roster.

Alshon Jeffery is on this team once he’s healthy and can go. Like it or not, that’s the situation. DeSean Jackson is assured of a roster spot. So is JJ Arcega-Whiteside as this organization isn’t quite ready to give up on him yet. Jalen Reagor isn’t getting cut. That takes care of four roster spots, and Philly might keep six wide receivers.

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Jeffery winding up on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list opens up a spot. So does Marquise Goodwin’s decision to sit out this season. That makes it easier for John Hightower to make the cut, but what’s up with Quez Watkins?

Might his speed, size, and athleticism make him a more interesting prospect than Ward? Sure, the fans are in love with him, but sometimes, it doesn’t look like these Eagles coaches are. We’ll have to wait and see how things turn out.