Five Big-Picture Takeaways from Eagles Preseason Game Three

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4.) The Eagles Will Cut a Player You Do Not Want them To, and That’s a Good Thing

Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Raheem Mostert (48) warms up before game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

For those who follow the various beat writers for the team, a particular trend has started to arise with roster cutdowns on their way.

Jimmy Kempski of Phillyvoice said it best when describing the pending decisions that Chip Kelly and his staff will have to start making Tuesday when the roster will be whittled down to 75.

Kelly has preached the depth of his team throughout the preseason, but many coaches deliver the same company line throughout the preseason. When it comes to the Eagles, the amount of NFL-caliber players on the roster is a welcome sight. We’re not talking about Henry Josey, a future ‘Hall-of-Famer’ in the eyes of some Eagles fans last preseason currently making a pit-stop as a member of the CFL before resuming his route to Canton. There will be members of this preseason Eagles team who end up on 53-man rosters elsewhere at some point during the regular season.

While Kelly’s high-volume practice style lends itself to making more members of the roster appear ready to contribute on Sundays, the Eagles have done a nice job compiling depth and talent beyond the top spot on the depth chart. Combine that with their emphasis on players contributing on special teams, and Kelly has made good on his desire to do everything he can to ensure that individuals that play for him are positioning themselves to land on a roster, even if it’s not with the Eagles.

Whether it’s Najee Goode, Jerome Couplin (raises hand), Raheem Mostert, or Quron Pratt; take solace in knowing that your ‘flavor-of-the-preseason-player’ will likely land on his feet.