Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 7/3/12

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 27: Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs is stopped by Nate Allen and Ernie Sims of the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 27, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Although they are looking to improve on a disappointing season as a whole, there are four Philadelphia Eagles that are primed to carry the team in 2012. The Eagles were expecting more from their role players in 2011, but for a variety of reasons, got inconsistent contributions. If they want any shot at making a deep run into the playoffs, they’ll need these four players to step up.   Patrick McDermott / Getty Images Nate Allen Even with all the uncertainties surrounding this group of safeties, the one guarantee comes from Nate Allen. The third-year pro had a promising start to his NFL career until a knee injury robbed him of the final three games of his rookie campaign.  With the lockout limiting his offseason rehab and opportunities in training camp, Allen was set up poorly for a sophomore return.  His injury bumped him from his starting position as the Eagles opened their season and explains why he was only able to record one tackle during the fir...
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