5 Philadelphia Eagles with the most to gain following latest injury news

Tyree Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Tyree Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
1 of 4

News of the Philadelphia Eagles’ plans for Tyree Jackson and Brett Toth opens the door for some other young prospects.

Those of you who are younger may not remember this, but once upon a time, there existed this theory that players couldn’t lose their positions due to injury. Sure, we know better than now. Some of us knew better than that when it was a more common theory. These days, making the Philadelphia Eagles roster or any other NFL roster is just as much about durability as it is about talent.

The Birds report to camp on July 26th, both rookies and veterans, and according to The Philly Voice’s Jimmy Kempski, when they arrive, two of their young guns, tight end Tyree Jackson and offensive lineman Brett Toth will be placed on the team’s PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list once things get underway.

The plot thickens, and we haven’t even reached the midpoint of July yet. The days of being unable to lose one’s position because of an injury are long behind us (if they ever existed). Buckle up ladies and gentlemen. We have much to discuss as Jackson and Toth’s injury may have opened some doors.