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

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The Philadelphia Eagles breaking up with Greg Ward would be tough to swallow.

The former quarterback turned slot technician, Greg Ward has become one of the most consistent weapons in the Philadelphia Eagles offense the past two seasons. Despite the tape he has logged, Ward will certainly have to earn his roster spot for 2021.

Ward was on the receiving end of Jalen Hurts’ first career passing touchdown, however, there is no guarantee he will catch another. Ward works the slot position craftily, but his lack of versatility and explosiveness might plague him come competition time.

Ward logged a measly 7.9 yards per reception last season. That might not be entirely his fault, though, as the entire Eagles offense was stagnant in 2020. He became a security blanket most of the time and was rarely the receiver being schemed open downfield.

The one thing Ward has displayed throughout his two-year career, though, is reliability. If the ball is put within Ward’s catch radius, he will bring it down. Believe it or not, Ward will come into training camp as the most experienced pass catcher in the Eagles receiver room and that veteran presence might serve him well, but if Sirianni wants to unleash the versatile speedsters, Ward could find himself on the wrong side of the cut line.

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Ward might have the highest floor of any receiver legitimately competing for a roster spot, but he also might have the lowest ceiling. His $850,000 contract certainly also screams cuttable.

Ward’s career has been fun to track. His journey from the practice squad to game-winning reception to slot starter has been incredible, but despite Ward’s resilient journey and reliable hands, it still doesn’t dismiss his presence around the cut line.