5 Philadelphia Eagles offensive veterans who are in danger of being cut

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19. player. 54. . . . J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

The release of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside from the Philadelphia Eagles is long overdue.

If J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has proven one thing to the Philadelphia Eagles it is that he is anything but an NFL-caliber wide receiver. Coming out of Stanford, his contested catch ability was held to high esteem and in a perfect world he was going to fill Alshon Jeffery’s shoes. Instead, the only shoes Arcega-Whiteside will be filling definitely will not be cleats once he is released from the Eagles’ roster.

After being selected in the second round in the 2019 NFL Draft, the receiver has logged 14 catches in 24 games for 254 yards and a single receiving touchdown. Travis Fulgham exceeded Arcega-Whiteside’s career totals in his first three games with Philly last season.

It’s simple: there is no place for Arcega-Whiteside on the Eagles wide receiver depth chart. The versatility Jalen Reagor, Devonta Smith, and Fulgham bring to the table is a skillset Arcega-Whiteside doesn’t possess. JJAW can’t play the slot and he certainly will not take the top off the defense as the Z. The top three guys, and even Quez Watkins and John Hightower, can play more than one spot in Sirianni’s offense. The one feature the Stanford product was supposed to specialize in hasn’t even been put on display.

Maybe Sirianni’s background in receiver development will benefit JJAW, but the former second-round receiver has a high mountain to climb to fit into the top five or six.

Let’s round this thing out.