3 Reasons not to worry about these Philadelphia Eagles linebackers

Nathan Gerry (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Duke Riley, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles fans needn’t worry about these linebackers.

Now that training camp and the time frame that would have been dedicated to the preseason are in the books, the 2020 NFL regular season is officially underway. Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles are counting down the days to their first Sunday. With the reveal of the Eagles’ first depth chart, fans are able to dip their toe into a pool of extreme excitement, but with the injury bug already chomping at the Eagles’ receivers and offensive line, it’s caused fans to worry about this depth chart.

Another part of the Eagles’ roster that has fans worried is what they have at the linebacker position. It’s been a problem or position need that hasn’t seen long-term consistency since Jeremiah Trotter departed (the second time). They’ve had a few guys (Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham) but nothing solid.

For their first game against the Washington Football Team, the Eagles will be trotting (pardon the pun) T.J. Edwards onto the field to man the middle, with Nathan Gerry and Duke Riley on the outside. That’s not exactly a murders row of linebackers, and it leaves fans worried about the group’s future. There’s no need for that though. Everything’s going to be fine. You can hang your hat on that, and here’s why.