After spending all of last season buried on the depth chart, Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat is ready to be a major contributor in 2019.
When last season came to an end, Josh Sweat was ~245lbs, and now entering Training Camp Sweat now weighs in at 265lbs, which is a much more prototypical weight for a defensive end. Still, the added weight could slow him down a bit, but Sweat has zero doubts that he will be able to step right in and produce when called upon.
Lane Johnson, who faces him often in practices, also feels that Sweat is gonna have a breakout season.
Sweat still hasn't earned a starting role though, thanks to Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett ahead of him. But he should now be into the rotation with Vinny Curry now that Chris Long and Michael Bennett have left the roster.
Preseason games will be huge for Sweat as he'll look to show off his improvements to coaches and the fans. If he is able to pan out then the Eagles will be just fine with their defensive end depth.