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The first 2019 Eagles regular season depth chart is here

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Let’s take a look.

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The Philadelphia Eagles recently published their first 2019 regular season depth chart ahead of their Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins.

Now, it must be noted that the depth chart is compiled by the Eagles public relations staff and NOT the team’s coaching staff. It’s still worth taking a look.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK: Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, Josh McCown

RUNNING BACK: Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement

WIDE RECEIVER: Alshon Jeffery, JJ Arcega-Whiteside

WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson, Mack Hollins

WIDE RECEIVER: Nelson Agholor

TIGHT END: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert

LEFT TACKLE: Jason Peters, Andre Dillard

LEFT GUARD: Isaac Seumalo, Matt Pryor

CENTER: Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig

RIGHT GUARD: Brandon Brooks, Halapoulivaati Vaitai

RIGHT TACKLE: Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END: Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Shareef Miller

DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Malik Jackson, Tim Jernigan

DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Fletcher Cox, Hassan Ridgeway

DEFENSIVE END: Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Daeshon Hall

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nathan Gerry

MIDDLE LINEBACKER: Nigel Bradham, T.J. Edwards

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Zach Brown, L.J. Fort

CORNERBACK: Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones

CORNERBACK: Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas

SAFETY: Rodney McLeod, Andrew Sendejo

SAFETY: Malcolm Jenkins, Johnathan Cyprien, Rudy Ford

SPECIAL TEAMS

PUNTER: Cameron Johnston

KICKER: Jake Elliott

LONG SNAPPER: Rick Lovato

HOLDER: Cameron Johnston

PUNT RETURNER: Darren Sproles, DeSean Jackson

KICK RETURNER: Miles Sanders, Corey Clement


THOUGHTS

  • Interesting to see Nate Sudfeld still ahead of Josh McCown. I think it’s pretty safe to say McCown’s going to be the No. 2 quarterback even when Sudfeld returns from injury.
  • Miles Sanders could very well get more playing time than Jordan Howard this season but Howard being first on the depth chart shows you the veteran isn’t just chopped liver. Howard’s going to have a role in this offense as one of two primary ball carriers.
  • While we’re talking about Sanders, it should be noted he’s listed as the top kickoff returner. Kick returns aren’t very important in today’s touchback-friendly NFL but Sanders will get some chances to impress on that unit.
  • The Eagles don’t have a true backup slot receiver. Greg Ward could get called up from the practice squad if something happens to Agholor.
  • We’ll see if the Eagles add a third tight end. For now, Doug Pederson said Dillard could see playing time as a blocking tight end.
  • The backup offensive line spots are more nuanced than this depth chart indicates. Seumalo is likely the true backup at center with Big V filling in at left guard. Vaitai is the top backup at left guard, right guard, and right tackle. Dillard is the top backup left tackle; he doesn’t have experience at right tackle yet.
  • Hall being listed behind Sweat is one of the bigger “surprises” on this depth chart. I don’t buy that being a reality given how Hall dominated the summer and Sweat ... didn’t.
  • Bradham and Brown are poised to be the top two linebackers until Grugier-Hill gets healthy.
  • Interesting to see Darby and Maddox listed as the top two corners. Doug Pederson said Darby and Jones are the top two corners on Monday. Pederson did say that all four corners on the roster will play, however.
  • Sproles is obviously the primary punt returner but the coaching staff has talked about using Jackson in special situations.
  • Anything jump out to you?