Ranking every Eagles safety following the Ugo Amadi addition

Anthony Harris #28, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Let’s take some inventory of the Eagles’ safety position following the Ugo Amadi acquisition.

The experiment is over. After three years and 40 regular-season games, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is gone, and in his place, the Philadelphia Eagles have added a safety, Ugo Amadi. How should we feel about that?

On one hand, you have to applaud Howie Roseman for getting something for JJAW, but we can’t say that Amadi is a lock to make the roster. He has to learn a new scheme, and he’s missed 11 practices and a preseason game since training camp began at the end of July. That’s a ton of ground to make up when Philly’s training camp now houses eight safeties, and we don’t know if the Eagles will carry four safeties or five on the 53-man roster.

Jared Mayden‘s name hasn’t been mentioned often, and unfortunately, his body failed him in the first preseason game.

. Jared Mayden. 8. player. 54. .

Remember when we were younger and there was this narrative that guys couldn’t lose their jobs because of injury? You don’t hear that anymore, do you?

Mayden’s odds of making the team were long, and it’s unfortunate that he left the first preseason game with an injury. That came at a bad time. The Birds have to trim the roster to 85 players by 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 16th, and they have to decrease their roster size from 85 players to 80 prospects by August 23rd.

Typically, we wouldn’t place a new addition and an undrafted rookie free agent ahead of someone who’s played in a regular season game and has been around for two seasons, but in this case, we’ll make an exception.

It’s beginning to look like Jared Mayden has too much to overcome, so he’s the low man on our totem pole. Here’s where everyone else lands.

Update: At the deadline to trim preseason rosters from 90 prospects to 85 players, the Eagles announced Mayden’s release. Wide receiver Lance Lenoir and cornerback Jimmy Moreland were released as well.