Philadelphia Eagles' projected roster

August, 18, 2014
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With training camp now under way, here's a look at how the Eagles' final 53-man roster could pan out:

QUARTERBACKS (3)

On Sunday, Chip Kelly was asked if the Eagles would consider trading Sanchez, who is on a one-year contract with the Eagles. Kelly's replied that no one has called about the former Jet. Sanchez figures to be the No. 2 guy here for a year. Beyond that depends on how he, Foles and Barkley perform in 2014.

RUNNING BACKS (4)

Injuries have given young backs Henry Josey and David Fluellen some opportunities, and they have played pretty well. But the overarching question still seems to be whether the Eagles will keep three or four backs. If it's three, Tucker has the edge on Polk.

WIDE RECEIVERS (5)

Injuries have had an impact here, too. But it would be surprising if these five players aren't on the team. Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn could force Chip Kelly to go with six wideouts and just three backs, though.

TIGHT ENDS (3)

Ertz should continue his ascent to the No. 1 slot here, but Celek’s completeness as a blocker and receiver make him tough to write off. It wouldn’t be shocking if somebody (Emil Igwenagu?) persuaded Kelly to move on from Casey, who probably wonders why he signed in Philadelphia last year.

OFFENSIVE LINE (10)

With Julian Vandervelde having surgery on his back, Molk moved up the depth chart. The Eagles have plenty of bodies behind the starting tackles and guards, but rely on one backup to Kelce.

DEFENSIVE LINE (7)

Vinny Curry's status looks stronger every week. The Eagles wanted to give younger players every chance to beat Curry out. But that hasn't happened, at least not yet. Curry's ability to rush the passer is what everyone is looking for.

LINEBACKERS (8)

The equation here is simple. Being a playmaker equals playing time. Those who aren't starters have to make plays in special teams. This still seems like the best overall group at the linebacker position.

SAFETIES (5)

That seems like a lot of safeties, but Maragos was signed for special teams, and the coaches like Reynolds enough to carry the fifth-round pick as he develops. Keelan Johnson has looked sharp and could force himself into the mix.

CORNERBACKS (5)

Carroll's hamstring injury has hampered his ability to challenge Williams and Fletcher for a starting job. He is still in the picture, though, as a veteran and quality special teamer. Watkins gets the draft-pick bump, but Roc Carmichael and Curtis Marsh are still in the mix, as well. If either really came on strong, things could get interesting.

SPECIALISTS (3)

These three mainstays all figure to be back. Henery has done all the kicking in games because rookie Carey Spear simply hasn't shown enough in practice to warrant the playing time. Jones and Dorenbos are competing only with themselves.

Phil Sheridan

ESPN Philadelphia Eagles reporter

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