After months of anticipation, speculation, and general excitement, the Philadelphia Eagles find themselves 60 minutes away from the end of the preseason.
Soon Howie Roseman and company will have to trim down the roster to 53, scour the waiver wire for additional talent, and hope that the players they like won’t meet the same fate. The news will come fast, the changes will be swift, and the results, hopefully, will leave Philadelphia with a better roster than they started with.
And yet, for some players, specifically the ones who are on the roster bubble, those 60 minutes mean everything. It gives them a chance to make plays, a chance to prove their abilities, and one final chance to take the field – potentially the final chance to take the field for some.
Though the top 40-45 spots on the Eagles’ roster are more or less set, those last few spots will be at least partially decided by the third preseason game of the summer, both for good and for bad.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a battle at the bottom of their CB depth chart.
As things presently stand, the Eagles have five cornerbacks who are locks to make the roster this fall: Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Zech McPhearson on the outside and Avonte Maddox and Josiah Scott on the inside. Factor in Andre Chachere’s ability to log a snap or two in the slot from time to time, and that really just leaves one spot left on the cornerback depth chart to fill: CB4 on the perimeter.
Fortunately, the Eagles have three corners who are competing for the role and may ultimately find themselves on another team if they don’t stick around in South Philadelphia in Kary Vincent Jr., Tay Gowan, and Josh Jobe. Here is the case for each player.