4 Dark-Horse Candidates to Make Philadelphia Eagles' Final 53-Man Roster

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4 Dark-Horse Candidates to Make Philadelphia Eagles' Final 53-Man Roster
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Realistically, the Philadelphia Eagles have a limited number of spots on the 53-man roster that are truly open. And even then, in quite a few cases, there are players who could be considered the favorite to win those remaining jobs.

Then there are the other guys. Very little is truly guaranteed in the NFL, and if a player isn’t careful, a dark horse can sneak up from the rear and jump ahead of him on the depth chart. That’s what training camp is all about.

If you look at the definition of “dark horse” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you’ll find three key words—little-known, unexpected and unlikely. The next four players are several or all of the above, although you never know, one or two of them may just make the team.

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