With two games down and two more games left in the preseason, we’re all getting a good look at who may and probably won’t make the Eagles 53-man roster for the 2016 season. As I’ve done in previous years, based on what we’ve seen during practice, the long-term planning of the team, as well as the Buccaneers and Steelers games, here’s a look at my final roster predictions as we head into week 3 of the preseason.
Quarterbacks: Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel, Carson Wentz
Running Backs: Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, Wendell Smallwood
Wide Receivers: Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, Paul Turner, Rueben Randle
Tight Ends: Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Trey Burton, Chris Pantale
Offensive Line: Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner, Hal Vaitai, Stefen Wisniewski, (Lane Johnson). Johnson will not count toward the 53-man roster once he’s suspended. However, upon his return from suspension, I’m expecting Gardner to be released.
25 total players on offense.
Defensive Tackle: Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Beau Allen, Taylor Hart, Mike Martin
Defensive End: Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Bryan Braman, Steven Means, Marcus Smith
Linebackers: Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode, Stephen Tulloch
Cornerbacks: Nolan Carroll II, Leodis McKelvin, Jalen Mills, Ron Brooks, Eric Rowe
Safety: Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Chris Maragos, Jaylen Watkins
25 total players on defense.
The Special Teams:
Kicker: Caleb Sturgis
Punter: Donnie Jones
Long Snapper: Jon Dorenbos
3 total players.
GRAND TOTAL: 53 players