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Eagles announce five team captains for 2018 NFL season

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Second year of doing this.

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Eagles designated five team captains for the upcoming season. These players will get to wear the “C” logo on their jerseys, as seen in the picture above this article.

The five Eagles captains for 2018 include:

Carson Wentz - Starting quarterback

Jason Kelce - Starting center

Malcolm Jenkins - Starting safety

Fletcher Cox - Starting defensive tackle

Kamu Grugier-Hill - Special teams ace

Wentz and Jenkins were also captains last year, which is why they have two stars under the C and everyone else has one.

Kelce replaces Jason Peters as this year’s second offensive team captain.

Cox replaces Brandon Graham as this year’s second defensive team captain.

Grugier-Hill, who might see some defensive playing time at weakside linebacker, replaces Chris Maragos as this year’s special teams captain.

For those wondering, the captains are picked by the players.

In 2017, the Eagles had a sixth team captain that rotated on a weekly basis. Those players didn’t get to wear the “C” logo on their jersey; it was more of an honorary thing. I imagine the Eagles might be doing that again this year. Here’s a look at all the captains from last year, which I tracked because I’m a nerd:

Week 1 at Redskins - Rodney McLeod - Maryland native

Week 2 at Chiefs - Darren Sproles - Kansas native

Week 3 vs. Giants - Fletcher Cox

Week 4 at Chargers - Zach Ertz - California native

Week 5 vs. Cardinals - Chris Long

Week 6 at Panthers - Alshon Jeffery - South Carolina native

Week 7 vs. Redskins - Brent Celek

Week 8 vs. 49ers - Vinny Curry

Week 9 vs. Broncos - Jalen Mills

Week 10 (Bye week)

Week 11 at Cowboys - Lane Johnson - Texas native

Week 12 vs. Bears - Nigel Bradham

Week 13 at Seahawks - Jason Kelce

Week 14 at Rams - Nelson Agholor - South California

Week 15 at Giants - Trey Burton and Patrick Robinson

Week 16 vs. Raiders - Brandon Brooks and Tim Jernigan

Week 17 vs. Cowboys - Jason Kelce and Donnie Jones

Divisional Round - Fletcher Cox and Nick Foles

NFC Championship Game - Fletcher Cox and Nick Foles

Super Bowl - Fletcher Cox and Nick Foles