Eagles 53-man roster and practice squad projection: Training camp edition

Much will change between now and September, but here's an early guess on what the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles might look like.

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Wide receivers (6)

A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Olamide Zaccheaus, Quez Watkins, Greg Ward, Deon Cain

The Eagles typically keep six wide receivers, four running backs, and three tight ends on their active 53-man roster. Hey if it ain't broke, don't fix it. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith make for a phenomenal duo on the outside. Let's hope Olamide Zaccheaus, Quez Watkins, and the reserves can step up and be effective too.

Tyrie Cleveland spent time on the practice squad last season. Can he step up, make the team, and make some noise on the active roster? It's possible. We're banking on him or the USFL Championship Game MVP, Deon Cain. For now, maybe because we're being emotional and riding momentum's wave, we'll go with Cain.

Running backs (4)

D'Andre Swift, Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott

This part of the depth chart hasn't changed since it was assembled, and training camp and the preseason will do little to change that. All roads seemingly lead to the practice squad for fan favorite Trey Sermon and fellow tailback Kennedy Brooks.

Tight ends (3)

Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll, Tyree Jackson (alternate: Grant Calcaterra)

While many of you are hoping the Eagles finally give up on the Tyree Jackson experiment, if he is healthy, he's the closest thing to Dallas Goedert that the Eagles have. If he isn't healthy, give the job to Grant Calcaterra.

Goedert and Jack Stoll take up residency in their familiar TE1 and TE2 roles. Grant Calcaterra, with another training camp under his belt (one where he's healthy), takes advantage of the opportunity and solidifies himself as a nice option should anything happen injury-wise.