Philadelphia Eagles roster projection ahead of 3rd preseason game

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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles offensive roster projections

Quarterbacks (2): Jalen Hurts, Joe Flacco

One Jalen Hurts stomach issue aside, we’ve seen that this is a young man that is truly one of the toughest guys in this Philadelphia Eagles locker room both mentally and physically. This team has done him a disservice by not naming him the starter much sooner.

After all, wasn’t that the reason the Philadelphia Eagles allowed Nick Foles to walk? Wasn’t that because no one wanted Carson Wentz to have to look over his shoulder?

When Hurts looks over his shoulder, he sees Joe Flacco. Joe has proven that, in the twilight of his career, that his ceiling is being a decent backup, but she not be entrusted to lead this team if Hurts is healthy. Both guys are sturdy. There’s no need to keep Nick Mullens around. Philly can feel comfortable with two active signal-callers (and maybe one on the practice squad) as Mullens doesn’t do anything but occupy a roster spot.

Running backs (4): Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, Jordan Howard

Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell are going to be a nice one-two punch. Philly has some unusual attachment to Jordan Howard even though he plays the game like he’s five years older than he is. Jason Huntley was the tough cut here, but Philly clearly favors Boston Scott over him.

Wide receivers (5): DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward

The Philadelphia Eagles finally answer a few prayers and part ways with JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Travis Fulgham doesn’t separate from defenders well and seems to have fallen out of favor with the coaches, but he’s better than John Hightower and the guys on the back half of the depth chart.

Tight ends (2): Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert

The hope here is Philly places Tyree Jackson on injured reserve and activates him at the midpoint of the season. Richard Rodgers looks old and tired, and there isn’t a reason to carry any of the other guys into the regular season.

Offensive line (10): Jordan Mailata, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Andre Dillard, Jack Driscoll, Nate Herbig, Sua Opeta, Brett Toth (Landon Dickerson is on the PUP)

Matt Pryor has to go. Once that happens, Landon Dickerson can begin the season on the PUP and return when he’s able to compete.