Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster projection following the first week of training camp practices

With the Philadelphia Eagles set to begin their preseason on August 12th, we dive into some 53-man roster projections following their first six training camp practice sessions.
Jason Kelce, #62, Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Kelce, #62, Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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Will the Eagles keep four safeties or five? That is the burning question.

Safety (4)

Reed Blankenship, Sydney Brown, Terrell Edmunds, Justin Evans

The safety position feels like the most self-explanatory group on defense when deciding who survives final cuts. Reed Blankenship may have gone undrafted in 2022 and shined as a consistent and eager defender when called upon last season in place of the injured C.J. Gardner Johnson.

Second-round rookie and former Illinois Fighting Illini captain Sydney Brown has received praise as a great talent and high IQ player. Terrell Edmunds was another free-agent addition to the secondary and entered training camp receiving first-team reps.

Justin Evans may shock some who were expected to see K'Von Wallace. However, Evans provides journeymen experience and has four interceptions and ten passes defender over 1,713 career defensive snaps in three NFL seasons.

Compared to Wallace's zero interceptions and two passes defended over 550 career defensive snaps in three NFL seasons, it seems the 2020 fourth-round pick's time in Philadelphia could be over sooner rather than later.

Special teams (3)

Jake Elliott, Rick Lovato, Ty Zentner

Special teams round out the final three players on this roster prediction. The only change from the previous two years is a new face at the punter position... we hope. He's losing the battle right now.

Arryn Siposs' average punt distance of 45.6 yards ranked 26th among qualified punters, while his net average of 40.6 yards ranked 29th. Couple this with Siposs' shanked punt in Super Bowl LVII and an injury suffered in Week 14 of last season, and it appears his tenure in Philadelphia may be approaching the end. Well, that might be enough reason in the minds of some to ship him off.

It is time for the Eagles to move forward with rookie Ty Zentner. He is losing the battle at the moment, but he possesses both a booming leg and the flexibility to kick field goals with surprising strength and accuracy.

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