Defensive tackle: Aziz Shittu
Shittu was on the Eagles roster in 2017 and returned with a bang in the second preseason game. He then caused as much disruption as the thunder storm in week 3 against the Ravens. He’s on the outside looking in, but he’s trending in the right direction at the right time.
Defensive end: Eli Harold
Harold is another name who has only just joined the team, but with Daeshon Hall pretty much guaranteeing himself a roster spot, the position looks all but sealed. The best of the rest is arguably Harold, who spent 2018 with the Detroit Lions as an OLB. He played in 13 games, amassing 8 tackles and a career-high 4 sacks. If he can prove himself as a quick learner, there’s a slim chance the Eagles do keep him on with depth being light.
Linebacker: T.J Edwards
One man who has made sizeable waves in recent weeks has been UDFA LB T.J Edwards. Making plays all over the field, Edwards took a while to get going, but now he’s playing at 100mph. The LB position is light on depth and the Eagles may keep an extra two names as a result. Will Edwards be joining L.J Fort? Can he displace Alex Singleton? It all comes down to one more game.
Cornerback: Orlando Scandrick
The Eagles cornerback battle is an interesting one in every sense of the word. LeBlanc’s injury forced the Eagles to bring in some veteran help and Scandrick is coming off of a career-high 13 passes defensed in 2018. But he’s been quiet in preseason and is clearly a backup nickel corner. The Eagles have a lot of versatility at the position, but can Scandrick make a statement and convince them to keep him around?
Safety: Rudy Ford
He may have only just been signed, but Pederson spoke highly of the former Cardinals Safety. Blake Countess picked up an injury and Tre Sullivan’s tackling is woefully inconsistent. As a special teams ace, Ford could sneak on with a real niche role.
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