Here are four Philadelphia Eagles who might be in a battle for one roster spot.
These may be the longshots on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster at the position, but stranger things have happened. Here’s the bottom half of the depth chart.
8. Tyree Jackson
This six-foot-seven, 245-pound prospect just screams ‘possession receiver’. Tyree Jackson will have the most difficult climb of any tight end on Philly’s roster if he wants to earn a spot, but before they decide what they want to do, they may want to roll this guy out on the field and see how he does against some live competition in a few third-down and red-zone situations.
7. Jack Stoll
This former Nebraska Cornhusker was one of Philadelphia’s undrafted free agents in 2021, and even though Jack Stoll is the prototypical size for a tight end (he’s six-foot-four and 260 pounds), right now, this team just has better options at the position. Place him in the category of potential longshots.
6. Caleb Wilson
Caleb Wilson played five games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020, but he still has yet to haul in his first reception as a professional. He’ll earn a fair chance to make the 53-man roster, but it won’t be easy.
5. Hakeem Butler
After being selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, Hakeem Butler was placed on their injured reserve on August 25th of that same year after breaking his hand. He’d miss his entire rookie season as a result before being waived in 2020.
A short stint with the Carolina Panthers ended when the Eagles signed him off of their practice squad. So far, he’s appeared in two games, but he has yet to register his first catch as a professional. Might he earn an opportunity to do so during the 2021 season?