Position Breakdowns

Eagles Camp Countdown: #1 - Safeties
The Eagles have four players on the roster that could start at safety, and the position is one of their primary weaknesses heading into training camp.
Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman, both entering their third seasons, return as the starters...
Eagles Camp Countdown: #2 - Linebackers
The Eagles aggressively addressed the linebacker position in the offseason, trading a fourth-round pick to acquire two-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in March.
Ryans might singlehandedly take the Eagles linebackers from well below average to being a more than capable uni…
Eagles Camp Countdown: #3 - Quarterbacks
Michael Vick was kind enough to make mention of the Eagles potential of becoming a dynasty the day before the Eagles quarterbacks were set to be revealed in our Camp Countdown.  Vick is the biggest single key to the Eagles success this season, and there’s also the potential of a…
Eagles Camp Countdown: #4 - Cornerbacks
Battles at the cornerback position will help shape the Eagles roster both in the secondary and beyond. One of the most important position battles in training camp is brewing between incumbent slot corner Joselio Hanson, entering his eighth NFL season, and rookie Brandon Boykin, a fourth round draft …
Eagles Camp Countdown: #5 - Defensive Line
The Eagles defensive line will be deep in 2012, as there is a chance the Eagles cut one or two players along the line who land elsewhere. Then there’s Brandon Graham, a first-round pick entering his third season and trying to prove he’s not a bust...
Eagles Camp Countdown: #6 - Running Backs
The Eagles backfield will be an interesting position to watch during training camp, even though LeSean McCoy has the starting job locked up as one of the best running backs in the league.
Shady ran for 1,309 yards on 273 attempts last year, scoring 17 touchdowns on the ground...
Eagles Camp Countdown: #7 - Wide Receivers
The Eagles bring 12 wide receivers into training camp, but the top three have their positions locked up.  DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant will be Philadelphia’s top three.
After that, Riley Cooper, Chad Hall, Marvin McNutt, Mardy Gilyard and Damaris Johnson should b…
Eagles Camp Countdown: #8 - Offensive Line
It looked like the Eagles would come into the season with one of the best offensive lines in the league, and the opportunity to keep the same five starters, without question, from the first day of training camp to the end of the season – if they stayed healthy...
Eagles Camp Countdown: #9 - Special Teams
Heading into training camp, there will likely be battles for roster spots at three of the Eagles’ five primary special teams positions: kick returner, punt returner and punter.  Alex Henery returns as the Eagles’ lone kicker after a strong rookie year...
Eagles Camp Countdown: #10 - Tight Ends
Eagles rookies and selected veterans report to Lehigh University for training camp in only 10 days.  With that in mind, we begin a countdown of the most interesting position groups to watch during camp.
Perhaps the biggest storyline to watch at the tight end position is the developing chemistry …