The Eagles will have some tough choices to make at the safety position over the next few days, but they won't have much to do with letting go of players that other teams would snatch up the instant they hit the waiver wire.
With little depth at the position, the Eagles will surely be combing the waiver wire after NFL teams trim their rosters to 53 on Friday.
"I got to look at that," Reid said Thursday after the Eagles beat the Jets, 28-10, in the preseason finale. "That's one of the spots I got to look at and just make sure we're set there. We'll do that."
Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman are the starting safeties. Aside from a few hamstring injuries that Allen has had this preseason, the Eagles are set there. There is some concern about both, however, based on their first two seasons in the NFL.
That's why the backup safety position is so important. O.J. Atogwe was signed in June to add veteran experience to the position. But the 31-year-old safety who played most of his career in St. Louis, has been injured most of the preseason.
He aggravated a hamstring strain in the first quarter of Thursday's night's game and did not return.