Eagles' Positional Battles Update

We take a look at some of the intriguing positional battles going on inside the Philadelphia Eagles.

After officially breaking training camp on Thursday, many positional battles are still being waged on the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Wide receivers Greg Lewis and Billy McMullan are fighting for the No. 4 wide receiver job behind Terrell Owens, Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell.

McMullen was the club's fourth-round pick in '03, but barely played as a rookie, catching just one pass. Lewis, an '03 undrafted free agent, is the club's fastest wideout and made a pair of sensational catches in practice last week after coming back from a shoulder injury.

The Eagles' like McMullen's 6'3, 210 pound frame, but Lewis' speed and ability to run after the catch might give the team a better option in the slot.

Meanwhile, veterans Jeff Blake and Koy Detmer continue to battle for a backup QB job. Detmer will be sidelined for another week or two after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

On the defensive side of the football, linemen N.D. Kalu, Jerome McDougle and Derrick Burgess are fighting to start at RDE. While Kalu likely will keep his starting job, the Eagles will try to reduce his snaps to keep him fresh.

In the defensive backfield, Ron Hood may have a slight advantage of Matt Ware for the nickel position. Ware hurt his lower left leg in Friday's preseason game. His status is day-to-day.

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