Eagles have confidence in wide receivers

Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles released three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, it’s been natural to wonder how the team will be able to replace him.

Jackson had 82 receptions for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

Jackson also had incredible speed downfield.

That talent and ability will benefit the Washington Redskins this season.

How can the Eagles adjust in 2014? Good question.

They have Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. They drafted Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff in the second and third round, respectively, in the NFL draft. There’s Arrelious Benn, Brad Smith and Ifeanyi Momah, among others, competing for backup spots.

“We have some options,” Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell told the Times of Trenton. “Our room is a little different this year. There’s been some change, but that makes it fun. It’s challenging. I like our room.”

Bicknell was impressed with the pair of rookies through OTAs.

“You guys are seeing the same things we are,” Bicknell said of Matthews. “He’s looked very good so far.”

“He’s a physical kid,” Bicknell said of Huff. “He already has a good feel for what we want to do, and that’s a plus. I think he’s going to help us.”

As of now, Bicknell is unsure who will emerge as the No. 1 wide receiver.

“I like the group,” Bicknell said. “And you never know who is going to step up for us. Last year, Riley stepped up.”