We’re ten days away from the Eagles’ preseason opener at the Baltimore Ravens, and the reigning NFC Champions have returned to the NovaCare Complex with a stacked roster.
With so much star power, the camp intrigue will center around five battles that could shake up the 53-man roster.
The Eagles are loaded at running back like a prominent law firm with Gainwell, Penny, Scott, Sermon and Swift all vying for the top spot on the pecking order.
A handful of NFL teams have carried five runnings backs on the roster before, and the Birds have a scenario where all five players are deserving of a roster spot.
Rookie Tyler Steen is a player to watch, while the versatile Jack Driscoll will get his reps during training camp as well.
Nakobe Dean will be the Eagles middle linebacker, but the spot opposite the former Georgia star gets more complex by the day.
Philadelphia signed Nicholas Morrow in free agency after he logged every snap for the Bears, registering 116 tackles and 11 tackles for loss.
After two years of no competition at the position, Siposs is in a battle with undrafted rookie, Ty Zentner.
In 2022, Siposs finished 30th in net yards per punt (30.6) and 26th in gross yards per punt (45.6), with 36.4% of his punts landing inside the 20-yard line.
Zentner is currently behind in the battle, but could be a dual-threat after serving double duty as a kicker and punter at Kansas State. He averaged 44.5 yards per punt with a net of 41.9. As a kicker, Zentner also made all 42 of his attempts (11 field goals, 31 PATs) and was named a semifinalist for the 2022 Ray Guy Award, presented to college football’s most outstanding punter.
fifth wide receiver spot
Philadelphia could carry five or six pass catchers, with Britain Covey having carved out a role as the primary punt returner.