NFL training camp is right around the corner, which means veterans and rookies alike are going to be battling it out for the last few roster spots available. That includes players on the Philadelphia Eagles, as team insider Tim McManus recently revealed one veteran in danger of being cut before Week 1.
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McManus pointed to wide receiver-turned-tight end J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as a name on the roster bubble right now. The 2019 second-round pick made the switch this offseason with hopes that he can lengthen his time in Philly. The TE position has no shortage of high-upside options, though.
Dallas Goedert is the unquestioned starter for the Eagles, but the backup spot is up for grabs. Veterans Jack Stoll, Noah Togiai and Tyree Jackson all have a leg up on Arcega-Whiteside in experience. Rookie Grant Calcaterra also racked up 1,102 yards and 13 touchdowns in college.
Arcega-Whiteside has seen his offensive snap count drop with each passing season. He appeared in 42% in 2019, 25% in 2020 and 16% in 2021. The 25-year-old has posted only 290 receiving yards across 40 career games played and his 45.7% catch percentage is well below the NFL average.
The only thing Arcega-Whiteside has working in his favor is the praise he has received for his special teams and blocking efforts. Whether that is enough to justify keeping him around is yet to be seen. The Eagles have odds set at +3000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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