Will Eagles Look Outside The Team For Final 53-Man Roster?
The Eagles have a press conference with Howie Roseman scheduled for 4pm on Saturday, which is the same time as the deadline for NFL teams to cut down their rosters down to 53 ahead of the start of the 2016 season. But are the 53 players on the current roster who will be on the team for the Week 1 versus the Browns?
Josh Paunil of Birds 27/7 at PhillyMag.com joined Josh Hennig on Friday and discussed why the Eagles may go outside of the organization for the final touches to the 53-man roster:
"What I think you have to consider is just how weak this roster is from top to bottom and how unhappy the front office is with it. Just going back to what we said a little while ago, Nelson Agholor is going to be the number two Receiver by default because Green-Beckham doesn't know the playbook yet, at least as much as the Eagles want him to, Josh Huff can't really catch the ball consistently. So when you have your number two Receiver that's there just by default I think that's a pretty good sign of how weak the roster is from top to bottom. It's not just there, I think that they're gonna wanna add maybe a sixth Linebacker. Quinton Gause, out of Rutgers, he played pretty well last night in the last preseason game but I wouldn't be surprised if the Eagles try to add another Linebacker....So I think it's a matter of, even though you want continuity, you have to get talent on your roster any way you can."
Checkout Paunil's analysis of the play of Paul Turner, Chase Daniel and others from the 4th Preseason Game along with his projections for the final 53-man roster