Eagles: Three key camp goals

Will quarterback Carson Wentz be ready for the season-opener?Photo: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at the Eagles' priorities

  • Slowly but surely, get quarterback Carson Wentz ready for the start of the season. Wentz is recovering from a mid-December ACL tear. He participated in 7-on-7 work in the spring, but no 11-on-11 stuff. That likely will change at some point in camp.

  • Find a slot corner replacement for Patrick Robinson and a No. 3 safety behind starters Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.

  • Continue to perfect the run-pass option game. RPOs were a big part of the Eagles' offensive success in the second half of the season. But defensive coordinators have spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to find a way to counter them.

    Eagles top summer battle:

    --Slot corner. Patrick Robinson, who was so valuable last year as the team's nickel corner, signed with New Orleans. It's uncertain at this point who will replace him. Three players -- Sidney Jones, Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills -- will battle for the two outside spots, with the loser possibly moving inside. De'Vante Bausby got a lot of spring work inside with the first team and looked impressive. Fourth-round rookie Avonte Maddox also is a slot candidate. Last year, the Eagles didn't settle on Robinson until two weeks before the start of the regular season.

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