The Philadelphia Eagles open training camp July 25 at the team’s facility in South Philly. Here's a 53-man roster projection:
There is very little experience behind Wentz now that Nick Foles is in Jacksonville. Thorson is a rookie and Sudfeld has played a total of 25 NFL snaps. Cody Kessler would help in that department. He is fighting for a roster spot and could end up on the 53-man if the Eagles feel they can safely stash Thorson, their fifth-round pick out of Northwestern, on the practice squad.
The Eagles signed the 36-year-old Sproles to a one-year deal last week, adding to a crowded backfield. The snaps are going to be spread around with so many mouths to feed. Look for Sanders to have an increased role as the year goes on.
This could be the best receiving corps Wentz ever works with. The addition of Jackson should send his deep-ball numbers soaring. Hollins missed all of last season with a groin injury. Shelton Gibson, Charles Johnson, Marken Michel, Greg Ward and Braxton Miller are waiting in the wings if Hollins doesn't round into form or the Eagles opt for six wideouts.
Goedert was one of the team's standouts this spring and appears poised to take a big step forward in Year 2. In Ertz and Goedert, there is no better tight end tandem in the league. Josh Perkins and Rodgers are competing for the No. 3 role along with Will Tye.
The big question is whether Peters, 37, can stay healthy. If not, the rookie Dillard is in line to protect Wentz's blind side.
The Eagles lost their two most productive defensive ends from 2018 -- Chris Long and Michael Bennett. Barnett is the key to this whole deal. Coming off a season-ending shoulder surgery, he needs to stay healthy and solidify the starting spot opposite Graham.
Brown replaces Jordan Hicks, who signed with Arizona this offseason, in the middle. Finding an effective duo against the pass (the Eagles are in nickel and dime sub packages about 70% of the time) will be critical.
Mills, Darby and McLeod are all coming off significant injuries. Philly might have to lean on its depth early in the season.
Elliott missed just two field goal attempts under 49 yards in 2018, and still hasn't had to buy a beer in Philly since nailing that 61-yarder against New York during their Super Bowl season.