Intriguing subplots involving the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver corps

Wide receiver Devon Allen #39, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Devon Allen #39, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

What are the chances that we’ll see some surprises?

Here’s a quick roll call if the math is correct. Seeing as how we’re certain that the wide receiver room will house A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal, six guys are, in essence, competing for one or two roster spots.

The final one or two jobs, depending on if the Eagles keep five wide receivers or six, figure to be won by some combination of Jalen Reagor, Deon Cain, and possibly Devon Allen, Britain Covey. You also have to figure there’s a possibility that the Eagles may find attractive options on the waiver wire as other teams make cuts as well.

What if someone who isn’t already here winds up on the roster? Rumors are circulating. Some involve potential trades. Deon Cain is definitely talented, but he isn’t a lock. Might both players make the roster? Might they be replaced?

Greg Ward, the elder statesman and one of the likely cut candidates. He always seems to find his way back onto the roster, but it seems less likely this time around that we’d see that happen. Tuesday could be Greg Ward’s final day as an Eagle, and unless some of his teammates have huge showings in the preseason finale, some new faces may join him in his exit.

Covey was brought in mostly because of his value as a returner on special teams, but he hasn’t performed well when the lights come on in games. John Hightower hasn’t done much since his arrival. Devon Allen, a fan favorite hasn’t done much outside of his 55-yard TD reception. Might he sneak onto the practice squad?