5 Philadelphia Eagles role players who will help fuel a playoff push

Jack Stoll #89,Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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It’s difficult to avoid the temptation of looking too far ahead with this Philadelphia Eagles team.

At the time of this story being written and published, all three of the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason games are in our rear-view mirror. The initial 53-man roster has yet to be revealed, but moves are already being made. It, more than likely, won’t be identical to the one they feature during Week 1’s contest versus the Detroit Lions.

Another move or two by Howie Roseman is the expectation once players hit the waiver wire, possibly at running back and/or safety, and with Philly being home to several star players at their respective positions already, it’s hard not to look ahead to what could be a playoff push.

Several role players will play huge roles in their success. Here are five worth mentioning.

. . . Zach Pascal, wide receiver. 3. player. 54

Watching Zach Pascal bounce back from a rough start to his first training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles was inspiring. Food poisoning led to weight loss and the loss of valuable practice time, but it didn’t take long, once he returned, to demonstrate he was even better than many believed.

Pascal’s ability as a receiver and blocker could lead to him seeing the field often during goal-line, third-down, and short-yardage situations. Don’t be shocked if he’s on the field just as much if not more than Quez Watkins in those instances. It could lead to some big moments for Pascal who, by the way, gives the Eagles the veteran presence at wide receiver that many hoped they would add.