In many aspects, the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles will be very similar to the club that won 10 games and the NFC East title a year ago.
Chip Kelly’s offense is intact with quarterback Nick Foles, running back LeSean McCoy and an offensive line that is nearly the same as 2013 (minus the four-game suspension to right tackle Lane Johnson). Wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released, but the Eagles added a slew of potential replacements via both the draft (Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff) and by re-signing their own players (Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper).
The defense was at best an average unit in coordinator Billy Davis’ 3-4 scheme, relying more on a bend-but-don’t-break strategy than dominance from any one player. This looks to be the same philosophy heading into ’14, especially since it looks like 10 of 11 starters from last year will be back for this season.
Getting contributions from under-the-radar players may be key. The following five are not all being counted on for big roles immediately, and the term "project" may be accurate to describe their status with the team. Keep a close eye on these players during training camp to see if they can contribute extensively in 2014.