The preseason is over and the regular season begins in 10 days. Final roster cuts happen this weekend and there are still a few question marks. Here's my final prediction for the 53-man roster.
Quarterback: (3) Vick, Young, Kafka. Easiest spot on the team.
Running Back: (4) McCoy, Brown, Lewis, Schmitt. I suppose Eldra Buckley had a shot, but the new rookie from Pitt has had a tremendous preseason.
Tight End: (2) Celek, Harbor. Donald Lee put some good tape on for some team last night, but it wasn't the Eagles.
Wide Receiver: (6) Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Smith, Cooper, Hall. Chad Hall gets the final offensive skill spot because of his versatility. His place is in jeopardy once Steve Smith is healthy enough to contribute, though.
Offensive Line: (9) Peters, Herremans, Kelce, Mathis, Watkins, Jackson, Dunlap, Howard, Vandervelde. I don't buy Reggie Wells as anything more than a camp body and Ryan Harris' back makes him expendable. Mike McGlynn has fallen even further out of favor than Jackson. Winston Justice stays on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Defensive End: (6) Cole, Babin, Tapp, Parker, Te'o-Nesheim, Hunt. They could try to sneak Hunt onto the practice squad or cut Parker to save money. But I anticipate them going heavy at DE. Brandon Graham also to PUP.
Defensive Tackle: (4) Jenkins, Patterson, Dixon, Laws. Trevor Laws played well last night to solidify his spot. Anthony Hargrove and Derek Landri have been camp favorites, but I don't see the upside. Plus, the Eagles have always been willing to move guys inside from end for that extra rush presence.
Linebacker: (6) Matthews, Fokou, Chaney, Jordan, Rolle, Clayton. Greg Lloyd has injury redshirt written all over him. Brian Rolle looked much more impressive than Keenan Clayton in recent days. I hope the Eagles snag another veteran back up and put Clayton on the practice squad.
Cornerback: (6) Asomugha, Samuel, Rodgers-Cromartie, Marsh, Lindley, Hughes. Right now I'm leaning toward a Joselio Hanson trade.
Safety: (4) Coleman, Allen, Jarrett, Page. I'm sure Bobby April really wants to keep Colt Anderson. but at this point I'm worried enough about Nate Allen that Jarrad Page has to stay.
Specialist: (3) Dorenbos, Henry, Henery.
If I did my math right, that's 53. Sound off in the comments if you disagree.