Eagles release first depth chart

Mike Vick still hasn't been named the starter, but he's looked the more polished quarterback in Eagles camp.
Mike Vick still hasn’t been named the starter, but he’s looked the more polished quarterback in Eagles camp.

The Eagles finally have a depth chart and it might surprise quite a few fans that have been watching practice.

First, there is no starting quarterback named. Under the first-team offense, the chart lists “Michael Vick/Nick Foles.” Matt Barkley is with the second string. At Monday’s practice, which was opened to the public, Vick got the first shot with the ones and immediately led a five-play scoring drive. Foles didn’t look bad, either. He hit a DeSean Jackson on a touchdown in the back of the end zone.

To this reporter, Vick has looked a lot more polished over the last few days. He’s making smarter decisions, throwing crisper passes on short routes and showcasing his arm on the deep throws. Personally, I think Vick starts Friday against New England and eventually wins the starting job. 

Interestingly, excused wide receiver Riley Cooper is still listed as the starting wideout opposite Jackson. Damaris Johnson has been getting the first-team reps since Cooper took his leave of absence last week. Arrelious Benn, the other leading candidate to replace Cooper, is listed with the fourth-team offense. Click here for the entire depth chart. 

Brent Celek and James Casey are listed as the starting tight ends, as the Eagles will go without a fullback. LeSean McCoy is the tailback. The starting offensive line features Jason Peters (LT), Evan Mathis (LG), Jason Kelce (C), Todd Herremans (RG), Lane Johnson (RT).

The defense is a 3-4 base, with Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox anchoring the ends. Isaac Sopoaga is the nose tackle. The first-team linebackers are Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks and Trent Cole. Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams are the starting cornerbacks, while Nate Allen and Patrick Chung get the nods at the safety positions.

The Eagles will open the preseason Friday night against New England at the Linc. The two teams will take part in joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday.

 


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

National

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.