On paper, the Eagles have 90 players fighting for 53 roster spots. Reality says that’s not exactly true. 40 to 45 spots are pretty much already set. So you really have 45 to 50 guys fighting for about 10 spots. The odds aren’t good for those players.
But that doesn’t mean we won’t pull for the underdog. Last year we all got excited by Chris McCoy and his bid to make the roster. We were all shocked when he was cut.
The question for today is this…which underdog do you most want to make the team and why?
It would be easy to pull for Alejandro Villanueva, the former Army officer and football star. He’s got a compelling story and he’s also a huge guy.
Or maybe you prefer Henry Josey, the UDFA running back who had to overcome a devastating knee injury.
GJ Kinne is a favorite among some people (most notably Brandon Lee Gowton).
Davon Morgan has a compelling story and seems like a heck of a guy.
There are plenty of players to choose from. So which underdog do you want to make it?
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Davon Morgan would be my choice. DB is still a weak spot for the Eagles and I’ll take any help we can get. Plus, after years of good resources not working out (Jarrett, Marsh, etc.), it would be cool to find a solid role player sitting on the street. That would be football karma, right?