As the Philadelphia Eagles enter the second week of preseason, several veterans are still fighting for the last few roster spots. With the Eagles have a very deep roster on both sides of the football, very few players are locks to make the team.
Both Jeremy Maclin and Mike Patterson are both expected to be ready for the season opener despite having to overcome some serious health issues. Patterson suffered a seizure in training camp on Aug. 3. Patterson hasn't been fully cleared to play yet, but has been back at practice and is just awaiting final clearance from doctors.
Maclin suffered from a virus this summer and has undergone several tests to rule out cancer or any other life-threatening diseases. Maclin should be able to fully practice with the team within seven to 10 days, while Patterson doesn't have a specific time table yet but is expected to play at some point this season.
With all the depth the Eagles have across the board along with another outstanding 11-man draft class, the position battles are going to be fierce. One bad week can cost a player his job.