There has to be 22 cuts by Saturday. These are our projections. The backups have to be effective on special teams.
3 Quarterbacks: Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley
No Surprises here. Hopefully we will not see Barkley during the regular season. It would be moronic to trade Sanchez should for anything but a pair of second round picks. Every team should have two capable starters in case the starting QB goes down. We should have more to say on Sanchez in a blog up next week. It is doubtful Nick Foles will have only 2 interceptions by the end of this year.
4 Running backs: Lesean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Matthew tucker, Henrey Josey
Chris Polk did not practice much at all due to injuries.
Offensive Lines: LT Jason Peters, LG Evan Mathis, C Jason Kelce, RG Todd Herremans, RT Lane Johnson,
3 Tight Ends: Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey
Maybe next year the Eagles roster will have 4 TEs. It is bound to happen under Chip Kelly.
5 Wide Receivers: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith
Defensive Ends: Fletcher Cox, Brandon Bair, Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham,
Defensive Tackles: Cedric Thorton, Bennie Logan, Beu Allen, Damion Square
Outside Linebackers: Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Marcus Smith
Inside Linebackers: Demecco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks,
5 Cornerbacks: Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll, Jaylen Watkins
Safeties: Malcom Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolffe, Chris Maragos
3 Special Teams: Kicker Cody Parkey, Punter Donnie Jones, LS Jon Dorenbos,
Parkey hit a 54 and 53 yard field goal and boomed a kickoff that almost went through the end zone during the last preseason game. He led the College football with touchbacks When Henry missed a 31 yard field goal, he knew his time was done. He was embarrassed. 31 yards was the experimental extra point that the NFL was testing out during one game of the preseason. If Parkey begins to play poorly (like Henry), the Eagles should hold open tryouts or just sign random kickers until someone sticks. This rule should be implemented because the NFL has an abundant of offense. Donnie Jones has a good chance to be an all pro.
10 Practice Squad:, G.J. Kinne, Will Murphy, Kenjon Barner, Trey Burton, Ifeanyi Momah, Ed Reynolds, Taylor Hart
They recently raised the practice squad to 10 and adjusted the rules. Obviously these players are the odd men out. They could be picked up by other teams before getting signed to the Eagles PS. At least they will make around $310,000. G.J. Kinne should is a versatile QB. He is a utility player for the practice squad. Trey Burton looks like a fun project that could develop into a role player next year. Taylor Hart
Miscellaneous Thoughts Going Into the Regular Season
Hoping for a 5th round pick in his 2nd year to become the starter and beat out a veteran in Nate Allen. It has been five years since Brian Dawkins has left the eagles and five years of not having a solid starting safety duo.
As training camp was starting, there was talk that Evan Mathis wanted more money. But he is a nice guy so because of that let’s start a bake sale for him. It would have been stupid for him to hold out.
Jordan Matthews is the second round pick and expected 3rd receiver on the depth chart. He might end up being the first WR on the depth chart towards the end of the season. Jordan would be hurdling over Maclin and Cooper.
A 30 year old, Darren Sproles, is supposed to fill the void of DeSean Jackson. Jackson left without anybody in the Eagles organization caring.