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Competition is what helps the coaches determine which players are worthy of starting, and the Eagles have plenty of it.
On defense, the biggest battle going on is at safety, where incumbent starter Kurt Coleman and second-year player Jaiquawn Jarrett will be duking it out with new addition O.J. Atogwe during training camp to determine who gets to line up across from Nate Allen.
Elsewhere on defense, Brian Rolle and Jamar Chaney are also battling for the starting weak-side linebacker spot and Joselio Hanson is competing with rookie Brandon Boykin for the slot corner position.
The competition on offense is a little less fierce, but still noteworthy. Primarily, players are competing for backup roles. Such is the case at quarterback, where Mike Kafka, Nick Foles, and Trent Edwards are all vying to be Michael Vick’s backup. There is also a battle going on to determine which running back will spell superstar LeSean McCoy for a few snaps a game.
All of this competition will not only make for an exciting training camp, but also for higher level of play once the regular season begins.