The Philadelphia Eagles’ roster cuts are in and you can now find an (unofficial) depth chart below. Of course, the Eagles might not be done making moves over the next few days. For now, though, here’s your initial Eagles 53-man roster for the 2020 NFL season! [Click here for a cuts recap and roster analysis.]
Quarterback (3) — Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, Jalen Hurts
Running back (3) — Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement
Wide receiver (7) — Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, John Hightower, Quez Watkins
Tight end (2) — Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert
Offensive tackle (4) — Lane Johnson, Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, Jack Driscoll
Offensive guard (3) — Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Nate Herbig
Center (1) — Jason Kelce
Defensive end (6) — Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Vinny Curry, Casey Toohill, Genard Avery
Defensive tackle (4) — Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson, Hassan Ridgeway
Linebacker (6) — Nathan Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley, Alex Singleton, Shaun Bradley, Davion Taylor
Cornerback (5) — Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Craig James
Safety (6) — Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, Will Parks, K’Von Wallace, Rudy Ford, Marcus Epps
Kicker (1) — Jake Elliott
Punter (1) — Cameron Johnston
Long snapper (1) — Rick Lovato
RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM (PUP)
Required to miss the first six games.
OG Brandon Brooks
Out for the season.
OT Andre Dillard
TE Josh Perkins
The Eagles can start signing players to their 16-man practice squad starting at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 6.
- Alshon Jeffery avoiding PUP is a surprise. The latest report indicates the veteran wide receiver “isn’t expected to ready until October at the earliest.” The team’s actions suggests he’ll be ready earlier. The Eagles are also reportedly still trying to trade him. Keeping him on the 53 could boost his trade value.
- Brooks to PUP was obviously expected; he suffered an Achilles tear in mid-June. There seems to be some hope about a late season return. That’s an ambitious goal and hardly guaranteed but who am I to count out the incredibly resilient Brooks?
- Typed some thoughts about the Jones, Douglas, and Miller cuts in a separate post. Short version: Jones didn’t deserve to make the team, Douglas is flawed and not versatile, and Miller was never much to be all that excited about.
- Ostman deserved to be on this roster. He had a really good camp for the second year in a row and he can help on special teams. Avery making it over him is laughable; he did nothing good in camp. It’s possible the Eagles could place Avery on injured reserve to open up a roster spot and bring Ostman bring if he goes unclaimed. Hopefully that’s the case.
- Will Parks and Jalen Reagor are also candidates to go on injured reserve to open up some roster spots. They can be activated from the IR list as soon as 21 days after going on.
- The Eagles keeping six safeties — including Rudy Ford and Marcus Epps — is a bit of a surprise. It certainly doesn’t bode well for Parks’ injury status. The Eagles like Ford for his special teams ability but he was a disaster in that regard before suffering a season-ending injury in 2020. Epps seems like a fringe NFL talent who missed a good chunk of this year’s camp with an injury.
- Nine of the Eagles 10 picks from the 2020 NFL Draft made the roster. PTW was the only one who didn’t and they’ll likely try to get him back on the practice squad. None of the Eagles’ undrafted rookie free agents made the team.
- The Eagles going with only two tight ends shouldn’t be a shock. First, they still might add a third guy (by re-signing Richard Rodgers?). They also only kept two on the roster for most of 2019, even after an unexpected Dallas Goedert pregame injury left Zach Ertz as the only tight end in Week 2.
- Surprised to see Alex Singleton make the team. Nothing against him; good backup linebacker and special teams contributor to have. But felt like he would’ve safely made it to the practice squad.
- Craig James earned his spot on this team and his recent contract extension.