3 cut candidates on the Eagles roster bubble entering 2022 NFL training camp
The Philadelphia Eagles have had a monster offseason as they gear up to be more competitive. After trading for AJ Brown, this offense is ready to take flight. Most of the starting lineup is likely established, which means camp battles are going to be focusing on depth roles. With that in mind, we look at three cut candidates on the Eagles roster heading into training camp.
This is a crucial time for Philadelphia as the franchise prepares for the upcoming season. After having their year cut short in the playoffs last year, the front office made some aggressive moves to improve the roster. Now, the Eagles shape up nicely as the preseason approaches. There are plenty of backup roles up for grabs, which means the coaching staff will evaluate every position carefully.
Due to the talent within the defensive line, it’ll be difficult for anyone on the end of the depth chart to make the final roster. Additionally, the Eagles have their starting quarterback and likely won’t keep more than three to start the season. Meanwhile, the backfield has become rather crowded, which doesn’t bode well for one veteran.
With that said, here are three potential cut candidates on the Eagles’ roster entering training camp.
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Eagles Roster Cut Candidates
3. Renell Wren
The defensive tackle position is set for years to come. Philadelphia has a great veteran in Fletcher Cox starting while they’ll work in exciting rookie Jordan Davis. For that reason, the Eagles don’t necessarily need any more tackles as they have a solid starter, a prospect, and depth. Renell Wren is on the outside looking in, as it will be difficult for him to make the final roster.
At the very least, Wren will have opportunities to showcase his skills in the preseason. If he performs well, perhaps an opposing franchise will notice and sign him onto their roster. That’s probably his best bet to play in the NFL this season, as the Eagles are stacked at defensive tackle.
2. Carson Strong
Carson Strong surprisingly went undrafted this year, which doesn’t bode well for his hope of making the final roster. Philadelphia has Jalen Hurts starting under center while fan-favorite Gardner Minshew is the immediate backup. There is a chance for Strong to possibly make the Eagles’ practice squad, but undrafted free agents are a long shot to make a team anyway.
Sure, it’s still unclear whether or not Hurts can be a franchise quarterback, but Philadelphia isn’t panicking for an upgrade either. The pecking order is clear, which means Strong has an uphill battle to play for the Eagles. Similar to Renell Wren, he could play well enough for another organization to sign him. So keep an eye on Carson Strong, as his career in the league won’t end just because he’s cut from this franchise.
1. Boston Scott
The veteran running back is in trouble of becoming a cut candidate for the Eagles. Miles Sanders is the clear starter while Kenny Gainwell flashed potential last season. Additionally, the Eagles have Kennedy Brooks and Jason Huntley battling it out for a roster spot as well and could outperform Boston Scott. If that’s the case, then Philadelphia may have a new third-string running back after training camp.
Considering he has a similar play style as Gainwell, the Eagles may consider keeping just one of the two. Kenneth Gainwell has the upper hand though, as he is younger and still developing as a football player. Meanwhile, Boston Scott has been in the league for quite some time and has already hit his ceiling. Look for Philadelphia to make a tough decision, as the coaching staff will finalize the backfield before the start of the season.