So, no one else feels like Britain Covey and Devon Allen are battling each other for a roster spot?
The next time you’re hanging out with your buddies and you’re discussing Eagles football, pay close attention to how much time you spend discussing the wide receiver position. If you aren’t careful, that conversation could go on for an hour or more.
After all, 12 guys are competing for what figures to be six roster spots, and we know at least three of those 12 guys are making the roster: A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins.
Speed alone does not a wide receiver make in the National Football League, but it’s certainly fun to talk about, and every time we take a trip to YouTube to check out some highlights of Britain Covey taking one to the house or we see Devon Allen light up the track in any meeting that he’s competing in, it’s hard not to think of that speed translating to the gridiron. Still, you can make arguments that support and refute claims that one of them can make the roster.
What if the Birds decided to carry two tight ends? What if they did something unconventional and carved out one roster spot that they’d use specifically to house a return ace. Again, it’s doubtful, but they most certainly need one.
In theory, that might be the only way Covey or Allen make the roster. They’re both currently staring up on the depth chart at Zach Pascal, Deon Cain, Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Josh Hammond, and John Hightower on the depth chart.