Eagles 53 man roster projections

31 August 2017 Opinion

It is going to be tough to cut guys like Greg Ward, Justin Hamilton, Don Cherry and Byron Marshall. Good players get cut. It happens every year. I don’t envy the Eagles’ front office having to make their final decisions. I do believe trader Howie has at least one more trade for a conditional later round pick for some of the guys who are at the bottom of a talented positional’s depth chart. After looking at the roster up and down, these are the guys I believe make the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2017 season:

Carson Wentz
Nick Foles

Alshon Jeffery
Torrey Smith
Nelson Agholor
Mack Hollins
Marcus Johnson
Bryce Treggs

Brent Celek
Zach Ertz
Trey Burton

Jason Peters
Lane Johnson
Big V
Taylor Hart
Dillon Gordon
Jason Kelce
Brandon Brooks
Isaac Seumalo
Chance Warmack
Stefen Wisniewski

LeGarette Blount
Darren Sproles
Wendell Smallwood
Corey Clement
*Donnel Pumphrey to IR

25 on offense

Fletcher Cox
Timmy Jernigan
Destiny Vaeao
Elijah Qualls
Beau Allen
Brandon Graham
Chris Long
Vinny Curry
Derek Barnett
Steven Means

Malcolm Jenkins
Rodney McLeod
Chris Maragos
Corey Graham

Ronald Darby
Patrick Robinson
Jalen Mills
CJ Smith
Dexter McDougle
Rasul Douglas
*Sidney Jones on NFI

Nigel Bradham
Jordan Hicks
Mychal Kendricks
Joe Walker
Kamu Grugier-Hill
*Nate Gerry on IR

25 on defense

Donnie Jones
Caleb Sturgis
Rick Lovato

Below is how I saw the team panning out after the week 3 preseason game vs. the Dolphins (not much difference except Ron Brooks is replaced with McDougle in my final projections) as Brooks has already been released by the team and McDougle performed well versus his former team. With an injury in tonight’s game (and although he came back to play), Jaylen Watkins was still trying to prove himself at the tail end of game 4, which doesn’t seem like a good sign he makes this team. And well, you all know why I initially thought Dorenbos was on the 53 and no longer think that:

Here is the initial 53 man roster projections I had for the Eagles in mid August. From this 53 man roster, I moved players up and down on my chart to get to my final result tonight:

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