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Eagles depth chart: Projecting Philadelphia’s starters in 2017

Early look at the first team units.

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The Philadelphia Eagles completed their first OTA practice of the 2017 offseason on Tuesday. Here’s a look at what their current depth chart looks like based on which players took first team reps. Keep in mind it’s only May and there’s still plenty of team for this tentative depth chart to change by the time final cuts are made in September.


Starter: Carson Wentz

Backups: Nick Foles, Matt McGloin

Running Back

Starter: LeGarrette Blount

Backups: Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey, Byron Marshall

Wide Receiver

Starters: Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Jordan Matthews (slot)

Backups: Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, Mack Hollins, Shelton Gibson, Paul Turner, Bryce Treggs, Marcus Johnson, David Watford, Greg Ward

Tight End

Starter: Zach Ertz

Backups: Brent Celek, Trey Burton, Anthony Denham, Billy Brown

Offensive Line

Starters: Jason Peters*, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson

*Peters isn’t currently at OTAs so Johnson was at first team left tackle and Halapoulivaati Vaitai filled in at right tackle.

Backup OT: Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Allen Barbre (recovering from injury), Matt Tobin, Victor Salako, Taylor Hart

Backup OG: Stefen Wisniewski, Chance Warmack, Dillon Gordon, Josh Andrews, Darrell Greene, Dallas Thomas

Backup C: Tyler Orlosky, Aaron Neary

Defensive End

Starters: Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry

Backups: Derek Barnett, Chris Long, Steven Means, Marcus Smith*, Alex McCalister

*Doug Pederson didn’t say Smith was missing but Smith was not seen at practice.

Defensive Tackle

Starters: Fletcher Cox*, Timmy Jernigan

*With Cox not at practice, Destiny Vaeao took his place with the first team.

Backups: Beau Allen (injured), Destiny Vaeao, Elijah Qualls***, Winston Craig, Justin Hamilton

**Qualls is currently unable to attend OTA practices due to NCAA’s graduation rule.


Starters: Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Mychal Kendricks (when Eagles aren’t in nickel)

Backups: Najee Goode, Joe Walker (recovering from injury), Kamu Grugier-Hill, Steven Daniels, Nathan Gerry, Don Cherry


Starters: Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson, Ron Brooks* (injured, slot)

*Pederson said on SportsRadio 94WIP that Brooks is the starting slot guy when healthy, but he’s still not practicing yet. So the Eagles shifted Mills to the slot and put Rasul Douglas on the outside with the first team defense for now.

Backups: Rasul Douglas, C.J. Smith, Aaron Grymes, Dwayne Gratz, Mitchell White, Randall Goforth, Jomal Wiltz, Sidney Jones* (injured)

*As with Qualls, Jones is unable to attend practice. He’s injured anyway.


Starters: Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod

Backups: Chris Maragos, Jaylen Watkins, Terrence Brooks, Tre’ Sullivan


Starter: Caleb Sturgis


Starter: Donnie Jones*

*Currently not attending OTAs.

Backup: Cameron Johnston

Long Snapper

Starter: Jon Dorenbos

Backup: Rick Lovato

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