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BGN Radio Episode 55!

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It’s May.

One can only put so much stock into Eagles OTA practice developments that could ultimately end up being meaningless.

Caveats aside, though, there’s reason to feel good about how the 2019 Eagles offense is taking shape at this early point in the offseason.

Carson Wentz looks healthy. He’s slinging the pill with impressive arm strength and accuracy. Wentz has already seemingly forged a good chemistry with DeSean Jackson, who’s still very much a tough cover at the age of 32.

Then there are the tight ends. Zach Ertz looks as good as ever and Dallas Goedert looks like he’s ready to make a leap from Year 1 to Year 2. They’re going to be great weapons for Wentz, especially in the red zone.

Another threat in the passing attack is wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside. His role might be limited as a rookie but he’s already shown he can make those contested jump ball catches in an NFL practice setting.

It’s not always easy to gauge running backs in a non-tackling practice setting but Jordan Howard looks about as good as you would expect. His presence makes you feel a lot better about a running back group that finished with Josh Adams as the team’s leading rusher last year. I mean, think about that. There’s a solid chance Adams doesn’t even make the 53-man roster this year.

Again, it’s only May. There’s still a lot of work to be done. The offense hasn’t even fully taken shape yet considering Alshon Jeffery is missing OTAs, Miles Sanders has been hampered by a (non-serious) hamstring injury, Brandon Brooks is still recovering, etc.

But despite those absences, you can already start to see promising signs for the upcoming season. That’s exciting to think about after watching an Eagles offense that was painful to watch at times in 2018.

Michael Kist and I discussed this topic and much more about what I observed from Tuesday’s Eagles OTA practice on the latest episode of BGN Radio.

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