Eagles veterans who could be left off 53-man roster to make room for rookies

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Greg Ward, wide receiver

A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are going to make the team. We can all agree on that right? We know many of you are frustrated with Quez Watkins, but he's likely safe as well. We'll see what happens with Olamide Zaccheaus.

Greg Ward can play, but Philly has always treated him like he's expendable. Charleston Rambo arrived on May 16th. Britain Covey, Devon Allen, and Tyrie Cleveland are also among the veterans, but Joseph Ngata and Jadon Haselwood are gifted enough to give most of those guys, if not all of them, a run for their money.

A.J. and DeVonta can give any starting unit a run for their money, but if anything happens to either one of them, this unit loses a lot of steam quickly and looks less impressive. Someone has to step up. Quez needs a better showing than he provided last season, and the Birds need two other guys, at minimum, to step up.

Ngata attended 'Wide Receiver U' a.k.a. Clemson. During 39 career games that spanned four seasons, he collected 88 receptions that resulted in 1,287 yards and six touchdowns. Haselwood an Oklahoma/Arkansas product racked up 121 receptions resulting in 1,438 yards and 11 TDs during his collegiate career.