5 Philadelphia Eagles veterans who may get leapfrogged by rookies

Jason Huntley #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The competition at Eagles training camp figures to be intense.

Time is moving along! The NFL Scouting Combine, the NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamps, and OTAs are all in our rear-view mirrors. The next stop on our offseason tour is training camp, and the focus then shifts to putting a 53-man roster together.

Much of the team is set, but don’t tell these young guys that. They’re showing up in July to keep their dreams of NFL stardom alive. There are expectations for this team as a whole and a nice crop of talented rookies to make note of, both drafted and undrafted. Don’t be shocked if several of them land on the squad and pass some veterans we’ve gotten to know in the process.

While we’re on the subject, this would be a great time to bring up the quarterback position.

54. . . . Gardner Minshew, quarterback. . player

Arguments can be made that this is the most talented group of undrafted rookies that the Eagles have ever signed, and after adding former Nevada Wolf Pack star Carson Strong, it would stand to reason that he’ll find his way onto the active roster to prevent intrigued teams from plucking him off of Philly’s practice squad.

Sorry Reid Sinnett! It doesn’t look good and seeing as how Gardner Minshew isn’t a long-term answer for this team either, it may not be long before he’s traded and Strong moves into the QB2 role by default.

Here are four other veterans we know that could be supplanted by rookies once the Eagles’ roster begins taking shape.