3 Eagles Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

These Eagles are already on the bubble before OTAs begin
Philadelphia Eagles, Avonte Maddox
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2. Albert Okwuegbunam, Tight End

While the Eagles have a talented roster, there's one position that doesn't boast elite depth – tight end. Dallas Goedert is a solid starter but after several years of him and Zach Ertz working together, they suddenly don't have much behind their No. 1 option.

Grant Calcaterra is currently listed as their No. 2 tight end on the depth chart but he hasn't done much in his career. A sixth-round pick from SMU (who also spent time at Oklahoma), Calcaterra has just nine receptions on 13 targets in his first two seasons in the league. He has yet to score his first career touchdown and has just 120 yards receiving.

He was still able to fend off Albert Okwuegbunam, Jr., who the Eagles added in a trade with the Denver Broncos. A former fourth-round pick from Missouri, Okwuegbunam has yet to make good on his potential in the NFL. He also might be running out of time with his second team.

In an effort to build depth behind Goedert, the Eagles signed C.J. Uzomah this offseason. A former starter for the Cincinnati Bengals, Uzomah is coming off a season to forget. In his second season with the New York Jets, he had just eight receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.

At 31 years old, he should still have a couple of years left in the tank and the Eagles were able to sign him for practically nothing. If he can produce even at the level he did in 2022 (21 receptions, 232 yards, two touchdowns), he would be a massive upgrade at TE2 for the Eagles. That would push Calcaterra down the depth chart and Okwuegbunam off the roster altogether.