Shelton Gibson secured his hold on the Eagles' fifth WR spot and looks like he could be the team's season-opening kick returner. Nobody seems to want the fourth RB job.
Converted from safety to linebacker, Nate Gerry is battling Corey Nelson and Kamu Grugier-Hill for the Eagles' starting weakside linebacker job once owned by Mychal Kendricks.
Eagles safety Brian Dawkins is the only defensive player in NFL history with more than 25 interceptions (37), forced fumbles (36) and sacks (26). On Saturday night, he became just the eighth Eagles player to enter the Hall of Fame.
When the Eagles drafted wide receiver Shelton Gibson in the fifth round last year, they knew he was a bit of a project.
The NFL very nearly deep-sixed the kickoff earlier this year because of the plethora of head injuries occurring on the play.
After being ranked the NFL's top special teams in two of the previous three seasons, the Eagles slipped to 13th last year. That is unacceptable for Dave Fipp and his players.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on LBs Nigel Bradham and Jordan Hicks: "Jordan can calm our defense down and Nigel can sometimes get us revved up. I like it. It's a little bit of, I don't know, fire and ice."
Paul Domowitch is a pro football writer for the Inquirer and Daily News, where he has worked since 1982. He has covered nearly 30 Super Bowls and has been a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last 15 years.