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Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in 34 new players to 2015 training camp

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Four days until Eagles players report for training camp!

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles report for 2015 Training Camp on Saturday, Aug. 1. Bleeding Green Nation is already breaking down the Philadelphia Eagles roster in a position preview series, but we're also going to be running a countdown series that's more geared towards unique thematic angles. We start that series by taking a look at the veterans on Philadelphia's roster. [The Veterans]

Overview

There are a total of 34 new faces heading into training camp. 11 players were signed in free agency, two were acquired via trade, six picks were selected during the 2015 NFL Draft, and 15 were signed as undrafted rookie free agents.

NFL Free Agency and Trades

#52 - LB Brad Jones - 2 years, $2.85 million ($500,000 guaranteed)
#50 - LB Kiko Alonso - Acquired from Buffalo Bills in trade for LeSean McCoy
#7 - QB Sam Bradford - Acquired from St. Louis Rams in exchange for 2016 second round pick and Nick Foles
#31 - CB Byron Maxwell - 6 years, $63 million ($22 million guaranteed)
#26 - DB Walter Thurmond - 1 year, $3.25 million ($2 million guaranteed)
#24 - RB Ryan Mathews - 3 years, $11 million ($5 million guaranteed)
#29 - RB DeMarco Murray - 5 years, $40 million ($18 million guaranteed)
#19 - WR Miles Austin - 1 year, $2.3 million ($1 million guaranteed)
#16 - WR Seyi Ajirotutu - 1 year, $825,000 ($380,000 guaranteed)
#38 - DB E.J. Biggers - 1 year, $745,000
#11 - QB Tim Tebow - 1 year, $660,000
#69 - OL Jared Wheeler - 1 year, $435,000
#79 - OL John Moffitt - 1 year, $660,000

Philadelphia is counting on a number of new players to make significant contributions. Bradford will be the team's starting quarterback. Murray is the centerpiece of Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense. Maxwell will be expected to shut down opposing wide receivers. Thurmond is transitioning from cornerback to start at safety. The team acquired Alonso with the hopes he can be a playmaker. Moffitt might compete for a starting guard spot.

2015 NFL Draft

#17 - 1 (20) - Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
#32 - 2 (47) - Eric Rowe, DB, Utah
#58 - 3 (84) - Jordan Hicks, LB, Texas
#36 - 6 (191) - JaCorey Shepherd, CB, Kansas
#41 - 6 (196) - Randall Evans, CB, Kansas State
#73 - 7 (237) - Brian Mihalik, DE, Boston College

The Eagles' 2015 draft class might not offer a lot of immediate impact. First round pick Agholor won't necessarily be a starter right away, although he shouldn't find it hard to earn playing time. Rowe is competing for a starting job at cornerback. The players drafted after those two will likely serve as depth. Hicks and Shepherd have the potential to be future starters. Evans and Mihalik aren't even guaranteed to make the final roster.

Undrafted free agency

#18 - WR Rasheed Bailey, Delaware Valley
#73 - OG Brett Boyko, UNLV - $10,000 guaranteed
#74 - OG Malcolm Bunche, UCLA - $7,500 guaranteed
#78 - C Mike Coccia, New Hampshire - $10,000 guaranteed
#89 - WR Devante Davis, UNLV - $7,000 guaranteed
#49 - LB Jordan Dewalt-Ondijo, Duke -  $5,000 guaranteed
#85 - TE Andrew Gleichert, Michigan State - $2,000 guaranteed
#80 - WR John Harris, Texas - $6,000 guaranteed
#77 - DE B.J. McBryde, UConn - $5,000 guaranteed
#48 - RB Raheem Mostert, Purdue - $5,000 guaranteed
#78 - DE Travis Raciti, San Jose State - $7,500 guaranteed
#35 - DB Denzel Rice, Coastal Carolina
#6 - P Kip Smith, Oklahoma State - $500 guaranteed
#83 - TE Eric Tomlinson, UTEP - $10,000 guaranteed
#82 - TE Justin Tukes, UCF - $6,000 guaranteed

(Note: UDFA running back Kevin Monangai is expected to sign with the Eagles.)

Boyko, Coccia, and Tomlinson are the three players here whom the Eagles guaranteed the most money. The Eagles are light on offensive line depth, especially at guard, so some of these rookies could compete for a roster spot.

Takeaway

The Eagles made a lot of changes at key positions this offseason (quarterback, running back, etc.), but the total amount of turnover wasn't that unusual. Last offseason the Eagles brought in 32 new players, which is only two less than this year's figure.