After a busy offseason of retooling the roster, the Eagles’ organized team activities will begin on Tuesday, May 30.
Philadelphia’s OTAs will be held May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, and June 8 before the team breaks until the start of training camp.
While the team prepares to return to the field with the entire roster and the coaching staff, we preview one player to watch at each position group.
QB — Ian Book
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The former Notre Dame signal-caller spent all of 2022 as the No. 3 quarterback, but he’ll face competition from rookie sixth-round pick, Tanner McKee.
The OTA sessions will give a preview of Book’s development and whether he has the tools to hold off the former Stanford signal-caller.
RB — Trey Sermon
Philadelphia has six running backs on the roster after signing Rashaad Penny in free agency and trading for D’Andre Swift.
Kennedy Brooks is a second-year player and the odd man out, but he has practice squad potential, while Sermon could get cut with Boston Scott being the trusted fourth running back on the depth chart.
OTAs offer an initial opportunity for Sermon to see where he stands on the depth chart after a full season in Philadelphia.
WR — Olamide Zaccheaus
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Zaccheaus had 40 catches for 533 yards and three touchdowns last season, and he could potentially top those numbers in the explosive Eagles offense.
Teams adjust, and if the weekly game plan centers on taking away A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, then someone outside of Dallas Goedert will have to make teams play one-on-one with their slot cornerbacks or safety.
The six OTA sessions offer an opportunity to separate himself from Quez Watkins.
TE — Grant Calcaterra
The former Oklahoma and SMU pass catcher saw action in 15 games, with two starts, while Dallas Goedert was injured.
Calcaterra caught five passes for 81 yards as a rookie in an offense dominated by Goedert and other pass catchers.
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