Training camps are all about competition. While players compete for starting positions and roster spots every year, there are always a large number of players that seem to be guaranteed their positions on the team. The Eagles seem to have most of their starters in place and several notable depth players as well, which means the competition for both areas of the group are few and far between.
BGN decided to take a look at how many spots are really open with a look at the projected locks on the roster. Below is a list that features projected locks (*), near locks and camp competition.
By our evaluation, there are 37 locks on the roster. While there are depth battles at nearly every position, there are also nine near locks on the 90-man unit. Those totals mean that at most, there are 16 spots open for 53 players this training camp. However, it's more than likely that it will be seven spots for 44 candidates when considering the players that aren't locks but are close to it.
The seven spots that are wide open are likely to include the final depth positions at wide receiver, safety, tight end, running back, a few lineman and an extra player or two for mostly special teams work. The rest of training camp and the preseason are likely to determine those spots, with a few waiver wire additions sprinkled into the mix.