Eagles GM Howie Roseman’s main focus this offseason was creating a younger roster and acquiring speed on the outside for Carson Wentz. Roseman did both of those, yet their big free agent signing is already dealing with an injury.
NBC’s John Clark reported this morning, that Javon Hargrave is going to miss multiple weeks with an upper body injury.
Eagles signed Hargrave this offseason to a 3-year/$39 million deal. The Eagles are hoping that the trio- Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Malik Jackson- cause issues for offensive lines this season. Despite being hurt early in Training Camp, Hargrave has only missed one game in his career, which was in 2016 during his rookie season. He was signed for his ability to dominate the line of scrimmage, and also durability. If Hargrave does miss multple weeks, Malik Jackson will receive a bulk of the first team reps. Jackson missed all of last season after tearing his ACL, Week 1 against the Redskins.
Hassan Ridgeway, Anthony Rush and Raequan Williams will be competing for that fourth and fifth DT spot on the roster. Ridgeway seems to have secured a spot, especially after his high quality play last season. Rush, second year player from UAB, played some snaps last season. The team wanted him to lose some weight this offseason. He is currently listed at 327 pounds. Raequan Williams is an interesting player. The undrafted rookie from Michigan State has a lot of eyes on him, but will need to be outstanding during camp to have any chance at making the roster. Rush and Williams are two players that wish preseason games were still taking place.