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Breaking down the camp roster

Now that the Eagles are down to 80 players for training camp, the next phase of roster decisions are months away. Still, the numbers tell where the battles lie.

Breaking down the camp roster

With the cuts they made on Friday, the Eagles are down to the maximum 80 players for training camp. Rookies and selected veterans report to Lehigh July 21 and the remainder of the team begins July 24.

The position battles among starters are fairly limited -- fullback and perhaps left guard, the most prominent -- although there are some decisions to be made. The Eagles clearly devoted energy this offseason to acquiring guys who can play special teams, but they also have to be able to contribute in other ways.

How many defensive linemen will they carry? How about how many offensive linemen? Who is the third tight end or the last wide receiver? Sure seems like some familiar names might not be among the 53-man roster.

We broke down the 80 players by position and then you can decide who might be the candidates for those final cuts, even though that is a long way away. Of course, the Eagles could make some additional moves between now and the end of training camp, if they see a need area, or a player they like shakes free.

Quarterbacks (3): Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, A.J. Feeley
Running backs (5): Brian Westbrook, Lorenzo Booker, Correll Buckhalter, Tony Hunt, Ryan Moats
Fullbacks (3): Jason Davis, Luke Lawton, Jed Collins
Wide receivers (10): Reggie Brown, Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, Bam Childress, Frantz Hardy, DeSean Jackson, Jamal Jones, Shaheer McBride
Tight ends (5): L.J. Smith, Brent Celek, Matt Schobel, Michael Gasperson, Kris Wilson
Offensive tackles (5): Tra Thomas, Jon Runyan, Winston Justice, Franklin Dunbar, King Dunlap,
Guards (7): Shawn Andrews, Todd Herremans, Max Jean-Gilles, Scott Young, Mike Gibson, Mike McGlynn, Stefan Rodgers
Centers (2): Jamal Jackson, Nick Cole

Defensive ends (8): Trent Cole, Darren Howard, Victor Abiamiri, Kimo von Oelhoffen, Chris Clemons, Jerome McDougle, Juqua Parker, Bryan Smith
Defensive tackles (5): Brodrick Bunkley, Mike Patterson, Montae Reagor, Dan Klecko, Trevor Laws,
Linebackers (9): Chris Gocong, Omar Gaither, Stewart Bradley, Akeem Jordan, Justin Roland, Andy Studebaker, Rocky Boiman, Joe Mays, Pogo Togafu
Cornerbacks (8): Sheldon Brown, Asante Samuel, Lito Sheppard, Joselio Hanson, Nick Graham, Kyle Arrington, Therrian Fontenot, Jack Ikegwuono (will spend season on injured reserve)
Safeties (6): Brian Dawkins, Sean Considine, Quintin Mikell, Quintin Demps, Marcus Paschal, J.R. Reed

Specialists (4): David Akers, Sav Rocca, Richmond McGee, Jon Dorenbos 
  

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