As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to tweak their roster, we'll update the Eagles' depth chart (as we see it) every time Howie Roseman makes a move this offseason. (We'll only include the players who finished the season either on the 53-man roster, on one of the injured reserved lists, or new additions. In other words, we'll omit the filler guys for now.) Offense 1 2 3 4 5 QB Carson Wentz Nick Foles Nate Sudfeld RB Jay Ajayi Corey Clement Darren Sproles Wendell Smallwood Josh Adams / Boston Scott WR1 Alshon Jeffery Mike Wallace WR2 Nelson Agholor Mack Hollins Shelton Gibson Slot WR Golden Tate Jordan Matthews TE Zach Ertz Dallas Goedert Richard Rodgers Josh Perkins LT Jason Peters Jordan Mailata LG Isaac Seumalo Chance Warmack C Jason Kelce … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles 2019 depth chart
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Despite suffering an inordinate number of injuries that last two seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles won it all in 2017, and then made the Elite Eight (I guess we'll call it that) in 2018. Overall, they have a very talented roster, at least compared to most teams around the league. Still, there are roster holes that need to be filled, and the need for young players to be added to the pipeline at some spots where age is creeping in. Let's go ahead and rank the Eagles' needs this offseason, from top to bottom. 1) Defensive end One of the strengths of the Eagles' roster over the last few seasons has been the defensive line, and there haven't been any recent down years in terms of the pass rush. And you know what? You don't want to be that team that can't get to the quarterback. The lack of a pass rush is a fatal flaw for many teams, especially in today's NFL, where there are so many elite quarterbacks who can just pick you apart if they have time to throw. If you can't affect the … [Read more...] about Ranking the Eagles’ 2019 offseason needs from most glaring to most stable
According to a report from Al Thompson of 610 ESPN Radio, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce "will likely retire" whenever the Birds' 2018-2019 playoff run is over. Attempts to reach Kelce were not immediately successful.Kelce is, in my opinion, the best center in the NFL, and would be an enormous loss if indeed he did retire. He is also currently playing on one of the biggest non-rookie contract bargains in the league, set to make just $6,500,000 in 2019, with no guarantees. He is currently the 14th highest-paid center in the NFL, in terms of average per year.No center in the NFL can do what Kelce does athletically, even at the age of 31. He is an elite player in the screen game and pulling to edges as a lead blocker. He has also eradicated any criticisms of his previous inability to anchor against bigger defensive tackles, which used to give him fits earlier in his career. And, of course, beyond his physical ability, Kelce is universally considered a highly intelligent player … [Read more...] about Report: Eagles C Jason Kelce ‘likely to retire’
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 4:20 PM EDT Oct 30, 2018 Golden Tate will go down as one of the most productive wide receivers in Detroit Lions history, and his trade Tuesday to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick leaves a roster void that the Lions will look to fill with one of two players. Brandon Powell has been pegged as Tate’s heir apparent since the Lions signed him an undrafted rookie out of Florida this May. Powell led the Lions in receptions (16) and receiving yards (103) in the preseason, but he has been active for just one game this year, last week’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks when he played one offensive snap and did not have a pass thrown his way. Powell has served as Tate’s understudy at the slot receiver position, and this summer earned comparisons to the man he could be replacing from Tate himself. “I’ve gone through nine training camps and I haven’t seen someone come in, an undrafted (rookie) like … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions depth chart: Who replaces Golden Tate at WR?
Back in May, shortly after the 2018 NFL Draft, we published an article with the same exact headline as above, projecting roles for each of the five players the Eagles selected. Now that training camp (the part we're allowed to watch, anyway) and the first three preseason games have come and gone, let's update those projections. Second round: TE Dallas Goedert Goedert was a nice value pick at 49th overall due to his clear ability to get open and catch the football. We noted in May that having Zach Ertz (6'5, 250), Alshon Jeffery (6'3, 218), and Goedert (6'5, 256) all on the field at the same time is going to present difficult matchups for opposing defenses in the red zone. Goedert will head into this season as the clear-cut No. 2 tight end behind Ertz. After a strong training camp and preseason (9-149-1 in three games), the idea that Goedert can be a weapon in the passing game has not changed. What has changed is the perception of Goedert's blocking. It was thought that Goedert … [Read more...] about Projecting roles for each of the Eagles’ 2018 draft picks, updated