The ultimate Eagles OTA preview: Offense edition

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Tight End

There’s no real major news to report here. It’s business as usual. The Eagles enter OTA’s with the same trio they did last year, with Ertz and Goedert being joined by Richard Rodgers, who re-signed with the team during the offseason. Joshua Perkins and Will Tye makeup the rest of the depth and will be competing for a TE4 position that the Eagles traditionally like to keep around.

There are no real position battles to note, but it will be interesting to see how Ertz and Goedert look early on.

Wide receiver

Where do we begin? The long-awaited return of DeSean Jackson? The drafting of J.J Arcega-Whiteside that gives the Eagles one of the most intimidating redzone offenses in the league? Or how about the potential need to find a future heir to Nelson Agholor’s throne, or at least someone to rotate into the slot when needed?

It should be plain sailing for the most part, but fans will be salivating at the idea of seeing Arcega-Whiteside in action, a jump-ball specialist who idolizes Alshon Jeffery but brings so much more to the table.

Then there’s the question of what happens to Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, the forgotten sons of their draft class. Can they still break onto the roster despite lingering concerns over both? Hollins needs to show he’s recovered from a ‘phantom injury’, while Gibson’s preseason burst last year will need to be repeated and then built upon if he is to be a WR5 behind DeSean Jackson.

What battles/players are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments!

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