Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Key Veterans That Will Take a Backseat in 2012

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Key Veterans That Will Take a Backseat in 2012
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The Philadelphia Eagles have a great core of players right in their prime heading into 2012 and the front office has done an incredible job of signing some of those players to "team friendly" long-term deals. Todd Herremans, Trent Cole, Evan Mathis and DeSean Jackson were all signed well into the next five or six seasons. LeSean McCoy should join that list any day as well.

With a strong core of players in their primes and some younger guys moving up the depth chart, there will be a handful of veterans that will see their roles decreased in 2012.

There are five names that come to mind when assessing who will be challenged for playing time by younger players. Coming off an 8-8 season, there are several positions that will be wide open in training camp.

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