3 Eagles That Won't Be on the Roster at the Start of the 2022 Season
The Philadelphia Eagles haven't found much success since winning Super Bowl LII four years ago. Things are looking more promising heading into the 2022 NFL season after adding free agents like A.J. Brown and having one of the better showings at April's draft.
Training camp is going to be a critical time for the Eagles because they need to ensure that they have to best roster possible if they want to win the NFC East Division. Not everyone can make the 53-man roster and if cutting a certain player means the team will be stronger, Philadelphia won't hesitate to do it.
Here's a look at three Eagles players that won't be on the roster at the start of the 2022 NFL season.
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1. Deon Cain, WR
Although Deon Cain was once seen as someone with decent potential, he hasn't been the same player since tearing his ACL as a rookie. He's been on the Eagles' practice squad since October 2021 but hasn't exactly done much to turn heads and warrant playing time. It doesn't help that he's only caught 9-of-20 career targets (45.0%) for 124 receiving yards without a touchdown. Bringing in the likes of Brown and Zach Pascal only pushed Cain further down the depth charts and it's just too tough imagining him having a training camp good enough to crack the 53-man roster.
2. Le'Raven Clark, OT
A former third-round pick in 2016, Le'Raven Clark is another potential cut candidate before the season starts. The 29-year-old offensive tackle barely suited up for Philadelphia in 2021, starting in just one of the four games he played. Clark only achieved a 61.1 overall ProFootballFocus grade in his limited playing time, not exactly giving the Eagles much of a reason to love him. Sure, he's a solid depth option, but those aren't exactly hard to come by. Add in the fact that the Eagles can save over $1.1 million in cap space by cutting him, making it possible that Clark won't be around to start the 2022 campaign.
3. Tyree Jackson, TE
Injuries were a curse for tight end Tyree Jackson last year, breaking a bone in his back during training camp before tearing his ACL in the final game of the season. Fast forward to June and his spot as the Eagles TE3 isn't exactly secure. In addition to Dallas Goedert and Jack Stoll, Philadelphia used a sixth-round pick on SMU's Grant Calcaterra, brought back Richard Rodgers for the third time and is trying to convert J.J. Arcega-Whiteside from wideout to tight end. The TE room is fairly crowded now and coming back from a major injury will make competing more difficult for Jackson. Don't be surprised if he's on the outside looking in.
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