An early prediction for Philadelphia Eagles’ opening-day roster – Philadelphia Eagles News

An early prediction for Philadelphia Eagles’ opening-day roster – Philadelphia Eagles News

For those paying attention, close to two dozen openings on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ roster are realistic for 2017. Here’s one guess at their composition on opening day after observing a productive series of offseason camps.

Ready, set, hut, hut!!

Quarterback (3): Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Matt McGloin.

This is a change from last year, when their third QB, Aaron Murray, was kept on the practice squad. McGloin has no practice-squad eligibility, however, meaning they will have to subtract elsewhere to make up.

Running back (4): Darren Sproles, LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey.

Corey Clement could be a practice-squad prospect. Ryan Mathews is not in their plans.

Tight end (3): Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Brent Celek.

No real competition here. Same group as last season, only with Burton perhaps playing a bigger role this year.

Offensive line (10): Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Stefen Wisniewski, Allen Barbre, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Chance Warmack, Dillon Gordon.

The last spot should be an intense battle, with Gordon prevailing by a nose over Matt Tobin and Darrell Greene. Coach Doug Pederson kept 11 coming out of camp a year ago, but a lot of that had to do with the uncertainty lurking due to Johnson having to start serving a 10-game suspension after Week 4. This year, because they’ll probably keep an extra QB and WR (now that the position is so darn deep), keeping 11 offensive linemen would really put a strain somewhere else.

Wide receiver (6): Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Jordan Matthews, Nelson…

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