Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have released Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, they’re a little thin at the defensive tackle position. The news was somewhat surprising because Patterson was viewed as someone who could potentially play the NT position and Jenkins already has experience as a DE in a 3-4 while with Green Bay. But alas, these are the kinds of things that happen when you change regimes and schemes. The interior defensive linemen left on the current roster are Fletcher Cox, Antonio Dixon, Cedric Thornton and newcomer Ronnie Cameron.  Besides Cox, the other guys aren’t what you’d call “locks to make the roster”, if you know what I mean. With the team switching to a hybrid 3-4/4-3 under scheme, the defensive tackle position as we used to know it will change. The emphasis will now be on finding a couple of players who can play nose tackle – the space-eating, run-stopping, strong-as-an-ox type of guys that take on double-teams the majority of the time – and guys that look ...
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