Predicting The Philadelphia Eagles' 53-Man Roster

Predicting The Philadelphia Eagles 53-Man Roster

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Final cuts are due today by 4:00 PM, and the Philadelphia Eagles have some tough decisions to make. Here is my prediction for the team’s 53-man roster.

Quarterbacks- Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley

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Quarterbacks- Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley

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Foles and Sanchez had their spots solidified early on. Barkley played well in the fourth preseason game to earn his spot.

Running Backs- LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Matthew Tucker, Kenjon Barner

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Running Backs- LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Matthew Tucker, Kenjon Barner

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I think Chris Polk gets stashed on the PUP list to start the season, allowing Philadelphia to keep both Tucker and Barner for the time-being.

Wide Receivers- Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith, Jeff Maehl

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Wide Receivers- Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith, Jeff Maehl

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The top-FOUR are no brainers. Smith gets a spot because of his versatility combined with Benn hitting the IR. Maehl gets the final spot, with his ability to play on the outside. Having gone to Oregon doesn't hurt his chances either.

Tight Ends- Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton

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Tight Ends- Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton

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Burton is a major surprise here, as reports have indicated that he has made the team. If so, I cannot imagine they carry four tight ends, meaning James Casey days could be numbered. However, there is still a chance Casey finds his way on the roster.

Offensive Line- Jason Peters, Allen Barbre, Evan Mathis, Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce, Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner, Dennis Kelly, David Molk

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Offensive Line- Jason Peters, Allen Barbre, Evan Mathis, Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce, Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner, Dennis Kelly, David Molk

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Lane Johnson gets a roster exemption and will be there Week 5. Molk’s impressive camp gets him the backup center job, and Matt Tobin will be pushing Allan Barbre for his spot.

Defensive Line- Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, Vinny Curry, Brandon Bair, Beau Allen, Damian Square

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Defensive Line- Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, Vinny Curry, Brandon Bair, Beau Allen, Damian Square

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These guys need to figure out a way to pressure the quarterback in 2014.

Linebackers- Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, Marcus Smith, Casey Matthews, Bryan Braman, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode

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Linebackers- Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, Marcus Smith, Casey Matthews, Bryan Braman, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode

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Travis Long would have made the team, but unfortunately suffered a torn ACL. As a result, Casey Matthews sneaks back onto the roster. There is actually some decent depth here, but just like the defensive line, these OLB’s need to hurry the QB this season.

Defensive Backs- Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll, Jaylen Watkins, Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos

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Defensive Backs- Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll, Jaylen Watkins, Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos

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Really not many tough decisions here. No way Curtis Marsh will be playing in Eagles green this fall.

Special Teams- Donnie Jones, Cody Parkey, Jon Dorenbos

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Special Teams- Donnie Jones, Cody Parkey, Jon Dorenbos

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Reports have indicated that Cody Parkey has beaten out Alex Henery, and there really cannot be much of an argument made against that decision.