time2rock Posted July 23, 2021 Share Posted July 23, 2021 7 Philadelphia Eagles with the most to lose during training camp Glenn Erby July 21, 2021 4:46 am ET The Philadelphia Eagles will report for their first training camp under rookie head coach Nick Sirianni in seven days and as guys jockey for position, several veterans sit on the roster bubble. Whether it be a battle at left tackle, wide receiver, or backup guard, there are several looming battles to watch. We’re taking a look at seven Eagles with the most to lose during training camp. Matt Pryor October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Matt Pryor (69) before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports With Landon Dickerson on the roster and Nate Herbig 30 pounds lighter, Pryor could be the odd man out. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Philadelphia Eagles’ J.J. Arcega-Whiteside participates in a drill during organized team activities at the NFL football team’s training facility, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool) This is the last chance for Arcega-Whiteside, who was a second-round pick back in 2019. In 24 total games, the receiver from Stanford has just 14 catches for 254 yards and one touchdown. Genar Avery Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Genard Avery (58) waits for play to resume, during the second half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Acquired in 2019, the Eagles traded a fourth-round pick to Cleveland to land Avery and Kerryon Johnson Sep 22, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports On paper, the former Auburn star should be a lock to make the roster, but training camp exposes a lot of weakness and in Johnson’s case. bad knees. The former second-round pick showed promise as a rookie, but knee injuries have slowed the talented running back ever since. John Hightower Oct 18, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver John Hightower (82) drops pass against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports A 2020 fifth-round pick, Hightower was given the first opportunity to separate himself in the wide receiving corps after logging 219 snaps in a four-game stretch early in the season. Hightower finished his rookie season with just 10 catches for 167 yards on 29 targets. Michael Jacquet Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Michael Jacquet (38) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Jacquet has some talent, and he’ll need a big training camp as Zech McPhearson looks to step into the Eagles starting lineup as a rookie. If Philadelphia can land Steven Nelson, Jacquet could struggle to survive camp. Andre Dillard Andre Dillard pick No. 21 overall 2019 NFL Draft The Eagles 2019 first-round pick will either win the left tackle job or he could see himself in another uniform via trade. Dillard is saying all the right things and he’ll need to display increased toughness in dealing with the bullrush. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-players-most-to-lose-traininig-camp-2021/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2nQicxU2d8P6J1y1RjD0qqR-h4FovJ-4wn6s4SLRtb_vB7NOD_z79xFYw Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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