Eagles second-year CB Curtis Marsh worked in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's left corner spot with DRC missing Monday's OTA practice. Marsh was the Eagles third round pick a season ago but saw very little playing time in year one.

Now in year two, Marsh wants to show that he belongs.

Many people just assume that Rodgers-Cromartie will take over for Asante Samuel.  However at 6-foot and 200 pounds, Marsh is a tall, rangy, athletic and very smart corner who could be a factor at training camp.

When the Eagles traded up with the Ravens to select Marsh with the No. 90 overall pick in the draft, they knew he might not contribute right away after playing only two years of cornerback at Utah State, but the Eagles view him as a potential starter down the road - maybe even this season.

"What you're getting is a guy who is big, strong, physical, fast and very, very intelligent," said Reid at the time Marsh was drafted.

Marsh certainly has a starter-caliber skill set, he was a college running back so the speed is there.  Could this be the year that he becomes the replacement for Asante Samuel?

The Eagles are talented at the corner position with DRC and Nnamdi Asomugha penciled in as the starters and Marsh, Joselio Hanson and rookie Brandon Boykin seemingly fighting for nickel time.

Marsh doesn't want nickel time, he wants to start making this battle one-to-watch at training camp: Rodgers-Cromartie vs Marsh.

May the best man win.