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Early Eagles depth chart

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Yes, it's early and, yes, the Eagles are shuffling players in a rate so rapid that jersey numbers are changing daily, but I managed to cobble together a rough first draft of what the Eagles' depth chart may look like.

Early Eagles depth chart

Danny Watkins has been taking snaps with the first team offense. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Danny Watkins has been taking snaps with the first team offense. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Yes, it's early and, yes, the Eagles are shuffling players in a rate so rapid that jersey numbers are changing daily, but I managed to cobble together a rough first draft of what the Eagles' depth chart may look like.

The Eagles are missing a number of key players so the first team units at practice are not an accurate indication of what the starting squad will look like when the first preseason game takes place Thursday against the Ravens. There are also still a number of free agents behind in learning the playbook so they weren't running with the team they may be expected to run with (re: defensive end Jason Babin was with the twos and quarterback Vince Young was not with the twos).

So this depth chart is more of how the offense and defense would look if everyone was healthy and/or here. This is also not a projection of how the starting team will look by the Sept. 11 opener. For instance, Mike Patterson is still listed as the starting left defensive tackle, although at this point it's a stretch to think he'll be back by the opener. I also did not include every player that is in camp (i.e. the guys that have no shot of making the team). There are also a lot of guesses mixed in.

This is also the depth chart for the Eagles' base offense and defense. Injured or missing players are in brackets:

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OFFENSE -- First team -- Second team -- Third team

WR: [Jeremy Maclin] -- Riley Cooper -- Chad Hall
LT: Jason Peters -- King Dunlap -- Austin Howard 
LG: Todd Herremans -- Evan Mathis -- Julian Vandervelde
C: Jamaal Jackson -- Jason Kelce -- Mike McGlynn
RG: Danny Watkins -- Mike McGlynn -- A.Q. Shipley
RT: [Winston Justice] -- Ryan Harris -- Fenuki Tupou
TE: Brent Celek -- Clay Harbor -- Donald Lee
WR: [DeSean Jackson] -- Jason Avant -- Johnnie Lee Higgins / Sinorice Moss
FB: Owen Schmitt -- Stanley Havili
RB: LeSean McCoy -- Ronnie Brown -- [Dion Lewis]
QB: Michael Vick -- Vince Young -- Mike Kafka

DEFENSE -- First team -- Second team -- Third team

LDE: Jason Babin -- Juqua Parker -- Phillip Hunt
LDT: [Mike Patterson] -- [Trevor Laws] -- Anthony Hargrove
RDT: [Antonio Dixon] -- Cullen Jenkins -- Derek Landry
RDE: Trent Cole -- Darryl Tapp -- Daniel Te'o-Nesheim
WLB: Moise Fokou -- Keenan Clayton -- Rashad Jeanty
MLB: Casey Matthews -- Brian Rolle -- Greg Lloyd
SLB: Jamar Chaney -- Akeem Jordan -- Brandon Peguese
LCB: Asante Samuel -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -- Curtis Marsh
RCB: Nnamdi Asomugha -- Joselio Hanson -- Trevard Lindley
SS: Nate Allen -- Jarrad Page -- Jamar Adams/Colt Anderson
FS: Kurt Coleman -- [Marlin Jackson] -- Jaiquawn Jarrett

SPECIAL TEAMS

K: Alex Henery
P: Chas Henry
LS: Jon Dorenbos

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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