The 53-man roster deadline has come and gone, which means NFL football is one step closer to returning. The Philadelphia Eagles had some tough decisions to make on Tuesday, especially at the wide receiver position. Devon Allen, Deon Cain, John Hightower and Britain Covey were all cut.
The good news is that both Cain and Allen have signed onto the practice squad, providing the Eagles with some quality depth. They can develop their skills against top-tier competition and hope for an eventual call up. Let's take a look at the Eagles updated wide receiver depth chart heading into 2022.
Eagles Wide Receiver Depth Chart
1. AJ Brown
Philadelphia fans wanted general manager Howie Rosemann to make a big move this offseason. Well, he delivered in a big way by swinging a trade for Pro Bowl wideout AJ Brown. Brown has posted 2,995 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns across his first three NFL seasons.
2. DeVonta Smith
Second-year pro DeVonta Smith joins Brown to create Philly's best WR combo in years. In 2021, the Alabama product posted a franchise rookie record of 916 yards on 64 receptions and scored 5 touchdowns. Smith is a clear sophomore breakout candidate this fall as one of quarterback Jalen Hurts' go-to targets.
3. Quez Watkins
While he may not be a household name, Quez Watkins lines up to be the Eagles' top deep threat in 2022. The 24-year-old averaged 15.0 yards per catch last season, which ranked 13th among all NFL receivers. He even connected with Hurts on a 91-yard gain against the San Francisco 49ers. He's a touchdown threat every time he steps on the field.
4. Zach Pascal
The signing of Zach Pascal in free agency gives the Eagles a true slot weapon, which is something they've been lacking for a while. The former Indianapolis Colt has logged 670 yards after contact across four NFL seasons and has played in 64 games over that span. Pascal's the perfect security blanket for Hurts to rely on.
5. Jalen Reagor
Rumors surfaced throughout the offseason about the Eagles trying to find a trade partner for 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor. No deal was completed, though, meaning Reagor will be on the roster in Week 1. This is likely his last chance to prove he isn't a complete bust.
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