3 More Philadelphia Eagles that could be surprise cuts on Saturday

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. player. 54. . . . Noah Togiai, tight end

Had Josh Perkins never gotten injured, most of us would have penciled him onto the 53-man roster. That would have given Philly three tight ends. It made sense. He’s big. He can play, and he knows the offense.

Unfortunately, Perkins did get injured, so the question of who Philly would slide into the third tight end’s spot began to roll off of the tongues of ‘Birds’ fans everywhere as soon as the news of this talented prospect’s injury began circulating. Most of us thought that Noah Togiai was the likely candidate. He’s been making plays and a name for himself. he’s definitely gotten the attention of his coaches.

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Here’s what the ITI staff can’t get off of their minds though. Last year, when the smoke cleared and the dust settled, there were only two tight ends on the roster, Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz. To be frank, if you have Goedert and Ertz, that might be all that you need. You just have to pray that neither person gets hurt.

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The ‘Birds’ only have three running backs on the roster, and none of them are indestructible. With that being said, they could make a move to add another. Actually, we expect them to, but with the desire that this team has to be faster and play faster, having a luxury like Ertz and Goedert in the lineup could mean that they’d sacrifice one tight end spot to make room for an area of need elsewhere.

They can always use a tackle as another tight end in goal-line and short-yardage situations. That’s what they did with Andre Dillard a season ago.