Eagles release first depth chart of 2023: Instant analysis

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles WR Quez Watkins (16) carries the ball in the first half during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

We’re just two days away from the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles making a return to the playing field when they take on the Baltimore Ravens in the first preseason game of 2023.

The Birds have officially unveiled their first depth chart of the new league year. While it’s too soon to draw any big conclusions, we can certainly get an idea as to how the roster is shaping up now that preseason is upon us.

Eagles depth chart: Offense



Cam Jurgens is listed as the starting right guard for the Eagles while Tyler Steen is his backup. This matches what we’ve seen so far in practice while Dennis Kelly is the immediate backup to Jordan Mailata on the left side.

Greg Ward is penciled in as AJ Brown’s immediate backup. That may come as a surprise, but remember that the Eagles have four receivers that are set to make the team and there is no guarantee that they keep five. Ward may have to be on the practice squad to start the year again.  

It’s also worth noting that Olamide Zaccheaus is listed as a Z receiver behind DeVonta Smith. This could be fun for a few reasons.

1) The idea of him and Quez Watkins on the field at the same time while Brown & Smith take a breather is lethal.

2) It’s a sign that both are likely to make the roster regardless of how the battle shakes out.

Eagles depth chart: Defense


Fletcher Cox and Jordan Davis are the team’s starting tackles on the D-Line. Jalen Carter and Milton Williams are the immediate backups. Nothing too surprising here except that Carter will be working solely with Williams to start. 

At linebacker, the big riser of camp is Christian Elliss now locked into a position battle with Nicholas Morrow. Neither linebacker has played particularly well but both are competing for the top role on the weak side. Nakobe Dean and Haason Reddick are firmly planted in their roles. Myles Jack, a free-agent newcomer, is third on the depth chart right now. 

Terrell Edmunds and K’Von Wallace are locked into a position battle for one of the two starting safeties. Reed Blankenship is set as a starter, but neither Wallace nor Edmunds have really taken the position over so another interesting position battle will be highlighted this weekend. 

Josh Jobe and Kelee Ringo are the immediate backups to Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Don’t be surprised if both get the start on Saturday. 

Eagles depth chart: Special Teams


No big surprises in the return game. Britain Covey and Boston Scott are on punt and kick return duties respectively. 

Aaryn Siposs seems to be the favorite to win the punting job right now. He hasn’t overwhelmed Ty Zetner, but he has been more consistent. Don’t be surprised if Philly brings in another leg to try and compete.

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