Training camp approaches and for a couple handfuls of Eagles hopefuls, long-term employment isn't a guarantee.
Hang around the NFL game long enough, and you'll learn something. Though change and consistency sound like opposing avenues of travel, they work in conjunction with one another in pro football. Why? It's simple actually. Just look at the Philadelphia Eagles. The only thing that we can expect to consistently occur is change. After restructuring the roster and keeping much of the veteran core in place, it's time to manufacture a 53-man roster again.
The task won't be easy, at the bottom of the depth chart at least. For the most part, we have identified most of the players who are locks to make the roster. Training camp will help us identify the reserves and the guys who will out the special teams unit.
As is the case every summer, surprises will come, but some guys have zero margin for error.
Josiah Scott, cornerback
They say a coach's job is to place his players in the best position to be successful. They say a player's job is to make the most of the opportunities he is given. The last time we saw Josiah Scott it felt like the coaches did their part but Scott failed to hold up his end of the bargain.
The Eagles are expected to carry six cornerbacks on the 53-man roster. Avonte Maddox is this team's starting slot corner. His backup from last season, Josiah, is now behind Zech McPhearson on the depth chart.
Don't be shocked if Josiah wins the job, but don't be surprised if he doesn't. He's among the bubble players we'll be watching, and he'll most certainly have some company.