02 August 2016
2016 Eagles projected 53-man roster (training camp version)
The last two seasons (2014, 2015), I made predictions on the projected 53-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles. Both seasons I correctly predicted 49 of the 53 final roster spots. Now that I feel comfortable understanding Chip Kelly's selection process, we get to start over with Doug Pederson. This is Andy Reid, Part II.
As I said last year at this time, the Eagles roster will undoubtedly undergo a number of changes between now and September due to any number of factors. A half dozen or more names could change. But if the team had to pare its current roster to 53 right now, based on players that the team currently controls, what would that roster look like? Here's my look as training camp is underway. The five players in bold are my last five (bubble) players.
QB (3): Bradford, Daniel, Wentz
RB (3): Mathews, Sproles, Smallwood
WR (5): Matthews, Agholor, Randle, Givens, Huff
TE (4): Ertz, Celek, Burton, Pantale
C (2): Kelce, Wisniewski
G (4): Barbre, Gardner, Brooks, Seumalo
T (3): Peters, Johnson, Tobin
DE (5): Barwin, Curry, Graham, Smith, Braman
DT (4): Cox, Logan, Allen, Martin
LB (6): Hicks, Kendricks, Bradham, Walker, Goode,
CB (7): McKelvin, Carroll, Rowe, Brooks, Mills, Rice, Shepard
S: (4) Jenkins, McLeod, Reynolds, Maragos, Watkins
Next five: Barner (RB), Vaitai (T), Tavarres (LB), Evans (CB), Countess (S).