Thursday, February 11, 2016

McLane and Berman's Final 53-man roster predictions

Eagles coach Chip Kelly will spend the next two days trimming his roster down to 53 by Saturday's 6 p.m. deadline.

McLane and Berman's Final 53-man roster predictions

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly watches rookies and selected veterans at work. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles coach Chip Kelly watches rookies and selected veterans at work. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Eagles coach Chip Kelly will spend the next two days trimming his roster down to 53 by Saturday's 6 p.m. deadline, but here's The Inquirer beat reporters' final predictions for who makes the team:

JEFF MCLANE

Quarterbacks (3): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley.

Running backs (3): LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk.

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Wide receivers (6): DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson, Greg Salas, Russell Shepard.

Tight ends (4): Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey, Clay Harbor.

Offensive linemen (9): Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Lane Johnson, Dennis Kelly, Allen Barbre, Julian Vandervelde, Matt Tobin.

Defensive linemen (7): Fletcher Cox, Isaac Sopoaga, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, Damion Square, Clifton Geathers, Vinny Curry.

Outside linebackers (4): Connor Barwin, Trent Cole, Brandon Graham, Chris McCoy.

Inside linebackers (4): DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Emmanuel Acho, Jake Knott.

Cornerbacks (5): Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Jordan Poyer, Curtis Marsh.

Safeties (5): Patrick Chung, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Colt Anderson, Kurt Colemam.

Specialists (3): Alex Henery, Donnie Jones, Jon Dorenbos.

ZACH BERMAN

Quarterbacks (3): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley

Running backs (3): LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk

Wide receivers (6): DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson, Greg Salas, Russell Shepard

Tight ends (4): Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey, Clay Harbor

Offensive linemen (9): Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Todd Herremans, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Allen Barbre, Julian Vandervelde, Dennis Kelly, Matt Tobin

Defensive linemen (7): Fletcher Cox, Isaac Sopoaga, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, Damion Square, Clifton Geathers, Vinny Curry

Linebackers (8): Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Trent Cole, Brandon Graham, Chris McCoy, Emmanuel Acho, Jake Knott.

Safeties (5): Patrick Chung, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Colt Anderson, Kurt Coleman.

Cornerbacks (5): Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Jordan Poyer, Brandon Hughes* (This spot will go to a player on the waiver wire)

Special teams (3): kicker Alex Henery, punter Donnie Jones, long snapper Jon Dorenbos.

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