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July 14th, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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As training camp draws near, it won’t be long before the 2017 Eagles take the field for the opener on Sept. 10 in Washington. 

We just don’t know what the team will look like yet. 

Over the next few weeks, the team will begin to crystallize leading up to when the roster must be cut down to 53 players. 

Thanks to the owners passing a resolution that eliminated the first cut, there’s just one cut from 90 players to 53 this year. There used to be a cut down from 90 to 75 first, which never made any sense because those extra bodies are pretty handy for that last preseason game. 

Anyway, here’s a first crack at what we think the Eagles’ 53-man roster will look like this season:

QBs (2): Carson Wentz, Nick Foles
The Eagles still have Matt McGloin as their third-string quarterback, but will they value him enough to use a roster spot on him? Maybe. But I have him gone. Last year, the Eagles were prepared to carry three quarterbacks before the Sam Bradford trade, but keeping three in that situation is much different than keeping three this year. 

Maybe if Dane Evans from Tulsa performs well enough this training camp and preseason, he can be stashed on the practice squad as a developmental quarterback. That might be more palatable than keeping a third QB on the 53. 

RBs (4): …

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