5 Philadelphia Eagles veterans who may get leapfrogged by rookies

Jason Huntley #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jason Huntley #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Jason Huntley #32, Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Huntley #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Jason Huntley, running back. . player. 54. . .

Jason Huntley wasn’t added by the current Eagles coaching staff. He was added by the former.

As you’re probably aware, there are certain guys that you can point to on Philadelphia’s roster and state their reason for being here is because of longstanding affiliations with the current coaching staff. Kyzir White, Anthony Harris, Zach Pascal, and Deon Cain come to mind.

In the running backs room, Jason Huntley sticks out like a sore thumb, but for the opposite reason. He’s not a Nick Sirianni, a Shane Steichen, or a Jonthan Gannon guy. He’s been around since the Doug Pederson era, but no one should be surprised if undrafted rookie Kennedy Brooks proves he can be the workhorse back this team has been lacking.

If he winds up on the 53-man roster and Huntley is left off, don’t be shocked.

Something else of note: It may even be worth mentioning to note that, if Jalen Reagor shows up to camp and fails another conditioning test, he may find himself looking over his shoulder. Devon Allen hasn’t played football since 2016. That was at Oregon with the Ducks which means he’s sort of a rookie, but there’s another name you need to write down if you haven’t already… Britain Covey.

We were once duped into believing that part of the reason Reagor was on the team was that he’d provide value on special teams as a returner, but if Cover proves to be a better returner, which is a very real possibility, what would be the logical reason to keep Reagor around then?