NFL.com thinks two Philadelphia Eagles players could possibly lose their starting jobs during training camp.

Eric Edholm, a lead NFL draft writer from NFL.com, pointed out several first-string NFL players that he thinks could lose their starting jobs this summer and two Eagles players made his list.

Edholm thinks wide receiver Jalen Reagor and pass rusher Derek Barnett could be in danger of being demoted.

From NFL.com on Reagor:

When the Eagles traded for A.J. Brown, Reagor’s days as a starter in Philadelphia — he started 13 of 17 games a year ago — were over. Now Reagor is battling for a role on the team. Averaging fewer than 25 receiving yards per game, Reagor might have been traded this offseason had the Eagles been offered anything of tangible use. It’s possible he plays well in August and wins one of the top four WR spots, edging out either Zach Pascal or Quez Watkins for one of them. But the former No. 21 overall pick hasn’t come close to fulfilling his potential in the NFL, and the path to doing so in Philly is even steeper now.

From NFL.com on Barnett:

Barnett was viewed as a potential franchise pillar a few years ago, but things haven’t been as smooth since. He had only two sacks in 15 starts a year ago and hasn’t yet been able to curb a penchant for committing back-breaking penalties. The Eagles still could start Barnett this season, but his snap counts could go down in what appears to be a far deeper rotation of rushers up front. The team brought him back at a reduced salary, and Barnett finally could give way as 2021 Eagles sacks co-leader Josh Sweat has started to emerge. The health of Brandon Graham and acclimation of free-agent signee Haason Reddick clearly will have an impact on which players start up front.

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Nov 21, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) and free safety Avonte Maddox (29) celebrate against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It’s definitely plausible that both of those players lose their status as starters, though it’s too early in training camp to make that prediction.

There are two things, however, that I think are worth noting about Reagor and Barnett.

For Reagor, it should be pointed out that the former TCU standout was praised on Thursday by head coach Nick Sirianni.

That doesn’t sound like a player that’s about to be demoted.

As for Barnett, he still has the potential to be a dominant edge rusher in the NFL. According to NextGen stats, Barnett was the third fastest pass rusher (time to get past the line of scrimmage) in the NFL last season.

I wouldn’t be so quick to write off either player. They could both have surprise breakout seasons in 2022.

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