Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Backups Who'll Play a Major Role in 2012

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Backups Who'll Play a Major Role in 2012
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The allure of starting positions is great in today's NFL, but when it comes down to it every good team—especially Super Bowl champions—has good depth. The Philadelphia Eagles are no different.

Andy Reid finally made a commitment to stacking up at several important positions—quarterback, defensive end, linebacker and running back—this offseason. Not only does did he recognize the need for serviceable 'Plan Bs', but he knows that injuries can easily derail a team's season if not properly prepared for.

There are always some backups who are more important than others, and here are five that will make a huge impact for the Eagles in 2012.

Read more of my work here.

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