This time of year may be considered the “dead season” to most in the NFL, but all around the league, there are fringe players busting their butts right now, working hard to try to sneak into a roster spot. You have to figure most teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, probably only have a handful of jobs that are truly open—maybe about five on average.
Ultimately, those jobs will be determined over the course of a grueling summer of training-camp practices and preseason games. Even then, barring major improvements or falls from grace, the writing might be on the wall in many cases.
Time will tell who Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and his staff choose for the final few slots on their 53-man roster. Or, perhaps we can just take a glimpse into the ol’ crystal ball. I’m seeing…10 players—five who are going to make the cut, plus five more who will not.
The future is still unclear. These players all still have time to change their fate. But who will take advantage of the opportunity?