Eagles players were among those expected to join the training camp field for the first time on Wednesday.
It is expected the Eagles will start the season without five starters, with only two of those five on the field at any given time.
It’s a similar situation to last year, when the team only had six players on the active roster.
It also will be the first season since 2010 that there will be two active players on each of the first six training camps.
One of those players, running back DeMarco Murray, is expected to miss at least a month of practice, but he’s likely to return in time for the opening preseason game on Aug. 28 against the Buffalo Bills.
It could also be the case that the team will have to start a veteran running back who was inactive for the Eagles season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 1.
It’s unclear whether that player will play, although he did have a productive preseason with nine carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns.
The other Eagles running back, rookie wide receiver Josh Huff, is on the roster but was inactive during the regular season opener last year against the Chicago Bears.
He will be on injured reserve.
The team’s other two rookies, offensive tackle John Sullivan and defensive tackle Connor Barwin, were all inactive during preseason.