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The majority of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster is already a given. However, there are a few lingering questions as far as how the numbers game goes as well as a few spots to be decided through competition.
When it comes time for the final cuts, coaches have difficult decisions to make. This is where the roster numbers game comes into play.
Should they go light at one position so they can keep a player at another position just because they really don’t want to let him go? Is it more important to have depth at certain positions over others?
Teams usually have to cut players they like and hope they clear waivers so they can add them to their practice squad. The tricky part is guessing which guys have the best chance to slip through cracks in the waiver wire.
Under Andy Reid, the Eagles’ roster breakdown has usually been like this (initially, after the final cuts):
QB – 3
RB – 3
FB – 1
WR – 5
TE – 3
OL – 9
DL – 10
LB – 7
CB – 5
S – 4
K – 1
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QB Michael Vick (Philadelphia)
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