In less than a week, the Philadelphia Eagles will be trimming their roster down to 53 players. In less than two weeks, head coach Chip Kelly will be finalizing the depth chart ahead of the club’s first regular-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 7.
As you can see, despite the many decisions that are left to be made, there is little time remaining for preparations. The competitions for playing time and battles over roster spots are coming to an end, giving us a chance for just one last stock report before the hammer comes down.
Given the fact we’re down to the last few jobs and roster spots that have not yet been claimed, our final report looks at those specific areas and what I and other insiders sense is developing. For many players, the writing is already on the wall—for better or worse.
Stock up indicates a strong likelihood a job or roster spot has been secured. Stock down means a player could find himself glued to the bench come September, if he’s even still in Philadelphia at all. And with only one preseason game remaining, it may be too late for any of these players on the fringe to alter their fortunes.