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Eagles depth chart revealed ahead of Philadelphia’s Week 1 game

Let’s take a look together.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first 2020 regular season depth chart ahead of their Week 1 game against the Washington Football Team.

Of course, it must be noted that the depth chart is compiled by the Eagles media relations department and NOT the team’s coaching staff. But that won’t stop us from making sharing some observations.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK: Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, Jalen Hurts

RUNNING BACK: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement, Jason Huntley

WIDE RECEIVER: Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor

WIDE RECEIVER: DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower

WIDE RECEIVER: Greg Ward

TIGHT END: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert

LEFT TACKLE: Jason Peters, Jordan Mailata

LEFT GUARD: Isaac Seumalo, Nate Herbig

CENTER: Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig

RIGHT GUARD: Matt Pryor, Nate Herbig

RIGHT TACKLE: Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END: Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Genard Avery

DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Javon Hargrave/Malik Jackson

DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Fletcher Cox, Hassan Ridgeway

DEFENSIVE END: Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Casey Toohill

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Nathan Gerry, Alex Singleton

MIDDLE LINEBACKER: T.J. Edwards, Shaun Bradley

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Duke Riley, Davion Taylor

CORNERBACK: Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc

CORNERBACK: Darius Slay, Craig James

SAFETY: Rodney McLeod, K’Von Wallace

SAFETY: Jalen Mills, Marcus Epps, Rudy Ford

SPECIAL TEAMS

PUNT RETURNER: Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, DeSean Jackson

KICK RETURNER: Boston Scott, John Hightower, Jason Huntley

PUNTER: Cameron Johnston

KICKER: Jake Elliott

LONG SNAPPER: Rick Lovato

HOLDER: Cameron Johnston


THOUGHTS

  • Sudfeld is notably ahead of Hurts as the No. 2 quarterback. Not a surprise but there’s some more confirmation.
  • New backfield member Jason Huntley is wearing the No. 32 jersey, which was previously held by Rasul Douglas. Last running back to wear No. 32? Chris Polk. He was a walking bucket touchdown.
  • Jeffery, Jackson, and Ward (in the slot) are the listed starters at receiver. But with Jeffery and Reagor expected to miss time, we’ll at least temporarily see JJAW in the starting lineup. The second-year player had a good camp.
  • Mailata being the top backup behind Peters, who is bound to miss some snaps, is dicey. Eagles should really sign Cordy Glenn.
  • Pryor is listed as the starting right guard with Peters moving back to tackle. Not unexpected but Doug Pederson passed on officially committing to Pryor on Monday. But, yeah, he’s probably the guy there.
  • Herbig is listed as the top backup interior offensive lineman but I think it would be Seumalo moving to center if anything happened to Kelce. God forbid.
  • Avery is a fifth defensive end at best. Great trade.
  • Hargrave and Jackson are listed as co-starters. Makes sense with how much they’ll be rotating but clearly the team didn’t want to put one ahead of the other.
  • Regardless of how they’re listed, Gerry will see the most playing time at linebacker.
  • Slay and Maddox are the starting outside corner with NRC serving in the slot. Jim Schwartz said the Eagles now have comfort playing Strap either inside or out as a backup.
  • People might expect Wallace to be the No. 3 safety with Will Parks hurt but I think it’s going to be Epps. Schwartz was really talking him up and even called him by nickname: “Eppsy.”
  • Epps switched from wearing No. 37 to No. 22, formerly worn by Sidney Jones. Huge upgrade for him. #JerseyNumberAnalytics.
  • Reagor will at least miss Week 1. It looks like Ward will be returning punt in his absence.
  • Scott is listed as the primary kick returner but I suspect we might eventually see Huntley overtake him in that role. Huntley was a good kick returner in college.
  • Anything else jump out at you?