The next time the Eagles take the field, training camp will be here, and the 2019 season will be right around the corner.
That means both OTAs and minicamp are officially in the rear-view mirror, a two-month stretch that saw players both help and hurt their chances of making the roster.
So who would be on the team if they made cuts today?
Here is a guess at what the Eagles’ 53-man roster might look like right now:
Analysis: We all know Wentz is going to be here — and that won’t be changing anytime soon after being handed the most guaranteed money in NFL history. The question is whether the Eagles keep a third. The answer to that questions comes down not whether or not they feel they can get Clayton Thorson through waivers and onto the practice squad. Of all the positions, you have to wonder if Joe Douglas being in New York now changes the Eagles’ mindset on Thorson. If Douglas liked Thorson, he very well could poach him off the waiver wire to develop with the Jets. Only the Eagles know the answer to that, and they might not be willing to risk it, but with so many other positions on the roster where they need to keep extra players, having three quarterbacks is going to be tough.
What the Eagles do with Mack Hollins will end up dictating how much of a chance the other receivers truly have. If the Eagles view Hollins as a lock, there isn’t much competition — they will likely just keep five and call it a day. If they don’t, look for players like Michel or veteran Charles Johnson to make a real run at a roster spot. Until Hollins shows he is both healthy and can play, it is hard to put him on the active roster.
At defensive end it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Eagles go out and add a veteran player considering the lack of proven, veteran talent they have at the position. The top four ends right now seem to be Graham, Barnett, Curry and Sweat, with Ostman right behind them. Since the team has to keep Miller, the question is whether they can fit Ostman onto the roster. Considering how much they have talked him up, and how well he has played so far this spring, chances are the Eagles will make sure they find a spot for Ostman.