The preseason has wrapped up for the Eagles, and now roster cuts are set to happen leading up to the 4 PM deadline on Saturday.
With the 37 players needed to be cut to get to the 53-man limit, the team is going to have some tough decisions to make over the next day.

Before getting into the predictions, here is a tracker of who has been cut/released since the preseason finale…

  • DE Kasim Edebali
  • DE Eli Harold
  • LB Hayes Pullard
  • CB Orlando Scandrick
  • TE Will Tye
  • RB Josh Adams
  • WR Carlton Agudosi
  • S Trae Easton
  • C Anthony Fabiano
  • Deiondre Hall
  • CB Ajene Harris
  • CB Josh Hawkins
  • QB Cody Kessler
  • T Riley Mayfield
  • CB Jeremiah McKinnon
  • WR Marken Michel
  • RB Donnell Pumphrey
  • G Keegan Renden
  • CB Sojourn Milton
  • G Seu Opeta
  • RB Boston Scott
  • LB Alex Singleton
  • WR DeAndre Thompkins
  • S Jason Thompson
  • DT Kevin Wilkins
  • LB Chris Worley
  • TE Richard Rodgers was placed on IR
  • DT Aziz Shittu was waived/released

There is also a chance the Eagles could bring in another player that is cut from another team, or make a trade, which then would lock in another unknown player into this list.

Now, here is the final prediction at the Eagles 53-man roster…

QB (3)

Carson Wentz, Josh McCown, Nate Sudfeld

The biggest news out of the quarterback position is the injury to Nate Sudfeld, who will be out for multiple weeks due to a broken wrist. However, he won’t make his way onto the IR or PUP list, and could be back by the end of September. With McCown on the team now, though, the Eagles will be forced to keep three QBs, which will cost them a player at another position.

RB (4)

Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles

Some speculated if the Eagles could keep five running backs, but four makes the most sense here. Howard, Sanders, Clement and Sproles provides a very sound foundation for the teams backfield heading into the season and is a clear upgrade from what ended up being a dreadful RB room last season.

Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams both could be under consideration for a roster spot, but neither showed they were worthy of making the team.

WR (5)

Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins

The wide receiver battle for the last spot (or two) was one of the more closely watched this preseason. Greg Ward Jr and Marken Michel both made great cases throughout the preseason for a roster spot, with both making a handful of big plays over the four games. The Eagles very well could keep six receivers, which would likely allow Ward to get a spot, but five receivers is the best bet here.

Mack Hollins’ knowledge of the system and usage in special teams should ultimately give him the upper hand over Ward and Michel, though his injury woes could force the team to think twice about keeping him around.

TE (3)

Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Josh Perkins

Alex Ellis made a compelling case during camp to make the team, but with Richard Rodgers likely being stashed on IR, it would be unusual for the Eagles to have five tight ends on the roster in some fashion. Overall, the tight end position is shaping up to be very strong yet again for the Eagles.

OL (9)

Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Andre Dillard, Matt Pryor, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Jordan Mailata

The offensive line position could go in a number of directions, and is one of the more difficult to predict. One of the more important things to pay attention to is the status of Brandon Brooks and if he will be ready to go next Sunday. If not, the Eagles may even keep a 10th offensive lineman.

DT (4)

Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, Tim Jernigan, Hassan Ridgeway

There doesn’t seem to be much doubt as to who the Eagles will keep at defensive tackle. All four of the players listed above were far and away the best at the position during camp. The only big storyline is the status of Fletcher Cox and if he will go next Sunday, which he is pushing hard to do.

DE (6)

Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Daeshon Hall, Josh Sweat, Shareef Miller

The summer of Daeshon Hall has concluded, and now the infamous waiting game is underway. Hall did everything in his power to be able to make the team, and what the Eagles decide will show just how important the preseason is for them. However, it would be shocking if the Eagles would turn away from Hall considering his consistent performances since the beginning of August.

As for Josh Sweat and Shareef Miller, there is a chance the Eagles go with just one of those two, but it’s reasonable to expect them to keep both. Both were fourth-round selections for the team, with Sweat being taken in 2018 and Miller in 2019, and both have shown some sort of potential. Sweat put on 20 pounds over the offseason and is much stronger, with size being his weakness last season, and Miller finished the preseason on a high-note after not getting off to a good start.

This is the most interesting position to keep an eye on ahead of cuts.

LB (5)

Nigel Bradham, Zach Brown, Kamu Grugier-Hill, LJ Fort, Nate Gerry

Linebacker is yet another point of interest for the Eagles. Both TJ Edwards and Alex Singleton made great cases to make the team, but this could be a situation where previous success takes precedent.

Nate Gerry by no means showed he was worthy of a roster spot, but Jim Schwartz’s enamor for Gerry can’t be ignored. When Kamu Grugier-Hill went down with a torn MCL, Schwartz pointed directly to Gerry as his replacement.

Maybe the Eagles deviate from Schwartz’s desires, but the expectation should be Gerry taking a roster spot over Edwards and Singleton.

CB (6)

Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas, Cre’Veon LeBlanc, Jalen Mills

The Eagles somewhat surprisingly cut Orlando Scandrick, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the team could bring him back by week 2.

The biggest thing to look for here is if either Cre’Von LeBlanc or Jalen Mills start the season on the PUP list.

S (5)

Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Andrew Sendejo, Johnathan Cyprien, Rudy Ford

The Eagles acquired Rudy Ford ahead of week 4 of the preseason, which suggests he’s a pencil-in to make the team. Considering the Eagles harp upon having solid safeties, it’s reasonable to think they will keep five safeties, especially after the injury woes at the position from last season.

ST (3)

Jake Elliot, Cameron Johnston, Rick Lovato

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