It's nice to be on top. It's even better when you know you're going into the following season, most likely, headed for the same spot in the conference. That's exactly where the Philadelphia Eagles find themselves going into the 2023 season.
The defending NFC Champions go into this coming season as the favorites to win the conference, once again. Only this year, their roster is revamped and reloaded.
It seems unfair, at times, to watch the rich get richer, but that's how this offseason went for the Eagles. Their roster is rich with talent at several positions, and on both sides of the ball.
Because of that, there will be a good chunk of players, who made the team last year, that won't be so lucky to make it this year. Let's count down five of them and dive in as to why they'll be left outside looking in.
1. Marlon Tuipulotu, DL
After being drafted out of USC in the sixth round two years ago, Marlon Tuipulotu has spent the majority of his two seasons as a reserve for the Eagles. He's made the team each of the last two seasons, however might not be in such luck in 2023.
This year, the Eagles' roster is quite crowded across the defensive line. The starting defensive tackles are, of course, Fletcher Cox and most likely, the rookie Jalen Carter out of Georgia. Last year's first-round pick Jordan Davis should get a ton of run as well as the third guy in line.
Veteran Milton Williams is probably fourth, which then begs the question if the Eagles are going to keep five defensive tackles. If they do, I would bet this year's seventh-round pick Moro Ojomo makes it. That leaves a few guys out, including Tuipulotu, who then becomes a practice squad candidate.
In 14 career games with the Eagles, Tuipulotu has a total of 21 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.