The Philadelphia Eagles completed their first OTA practice of the 2019 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 before Week 1.
First team: Carson Wentz
Second team: Nate Sudfeld
Third team: Clayton Thorson
Fourth team: Cody Kessler
Wentz is taking the full slate of first team reps; no limitations. Kessler is starting out in “camp arm” territory as the fourth QB.
First team: Jordan Howard
Second team: Wendell Smallwood*
Backups: Boston Scott, Donnel Pumphrey
*Miles Sanders was wearing a visor at practice; he didn’t participate. Corey Clement is still rehabbing. Josh Adams, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, won’t be ready to practice until training camp.
First team: DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Charles Johnson*
Backups: Shelton Gibson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Braxton Miller, Greg Ward, DeAndre Thompkins, Marken Michel, Carlton Agudosi
*Alshon Jeffery isn’t attending OTAs since they’re voluntary.
The Eagles heavily rotated their receivers. Gibson and JJAW notably got some first team looks.
First team: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert
Backups: Richard Rodgers, Joshua Perkins, Will Tye
The Eagles weren’t running 12 personnel as their base offense but there were a number of two tight end sets.
First team: Andre Dillard*, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Halapoulivaati Vaitai*, Jordan Mailata*
Second team: Tyreek Burwell, Stefen Wisniewski, Anthony Fabiano, Sua Opeta, Matt Pryor
Third team: Andre Dillard, Johnny Gibson, Keegan Render, Nate Herbig, Ryan Bates
*Jason Peters and Lane Johnson aren’t attending voluntary OTAs. Brandon Brooks is also obviously still recovering from injury. Dillard filled in for Peters with Vaitai playing at right guard instead of his usual role as the swing tackle. Mailata exclusively trained at left tackle as a rookie but the Eagles gave him reps on the right side with Johnson out. Vaitai is notably ahead of Wisniewski at right guard.
First team: Brandon Graham, Malik Jackson, Timmy Jernigan*, Derek Barnett
Backups: Vinny Curry, Joe Ostman, Josh Sweat, Daeshon Hall, Shareef Miller, Treyvon Hester, Hassan Ridgeway, Anthony Rush, Kevin Wilkins
*Fletcher Cox is still on the mend from the foot injury he suffered in January.
The Eagles heavily rotated their defensive linemen, as expected.
First team: Kamu Grugier-Hill*, Nathan Gerry*
Backups: L.J. Fort, Paul Worrilow, T.J. Edwards, B.J. Bello, Joey Alfieri Alex Singleton,
*Nigel Bradham was doing some work on a side field. He had thumb surgery last season. didn’t see Zach Brown practicing.
Fort and Worrilow were rotating with Grugier-Hill and Gerry on some first team defensive reps. Lots of fluidity at linebacker.
First team: Sidney Jones*, Rasul Douglas*, Avonte Maddox (nickel)
Backups: Josh Hawkins, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Jeremiah McKinnon, Jay Liggins
*Ronald Darby was doing rehab work on a side field. I didn’t see Jalen Mills, who is also recovering from injury.
First team: Andrew Sendejo*, Tre Sullivan*
Backups: Blake Countess, Deiondre’ Hall, Godwin Igwebuike
*Malcolm Jenkins isn’t attending OTAs and Rodney McLeod is still doing rehab work.
First team: Jake Elliott
First team: Cameron Johnston
First team: Rick Lovato
Stay tuned here to Bleeding Green Nation for my practice notes and more Eagles OTA coverage.