Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster prediction ahead of training camp
By Smit Bajaj
Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster: The specialists (3)
Specialist (3): K Jake Elliott, P Arynn Siposs, LS Rick Lovato
The newcomer of the group, Arynn Siposs, comes in to replace Cameron Johnston who just signed for three years and $8 million with the Houston Texans. Originally from Australia, Siposs played professionally in the AFL before receiving an offer to play at Auburn.
In the SEC, he recorded a 44.0 yards per punt average. There’s still a lot unknown about Siposs, but he’ll attempt to fill the hole left by Johnston.
Jake Elliott will finally have the opportunity to kick extra points with the departure of Doug Pederson and can hopefully live up to his albatross of a contract. He’s currently signed through the 2024 season with his whopping five-year, $19.3 million contract.
He struggled heavily last year but is looking to get back on track in 2021. Fans know he has the power to do so but struggled with a few short kicks in 2020.
As for the long-snapper, the Eagles actually have an elite one in Rick Lovato. Lovato is a Pro-Bowler and continues to raise the bar for his fellow long-snappers. If all else fails in the 2021 season, the Eagles have an elite long-snapper to rebuild around, right?