When people talk about the Eagles' big-play, explosive offense, they usually start with Michael Vick or LeSean McCoy or DeSean Jackson.
Jeremy Maclin is next in line, followed by Brent Celek and Jason Avant.
Stanley Havili? Even some of the most passionate fans haven't heard of him.
That's because Havili, a 2011 seventh-round pick, still hasn't played an NFL snap. He spent his entire rookie year on the practice squad, learning the offense while running with the scout team and allowing his surgically repaired shoulder to heal.
Havili has spent training camp this summer running with the first offense and trying to convince the coaching staff that he brings an added dimension that the offense has lacked at fullback since Leonard Weaver's 2009 All-Pro season.
"Me and Leonard, our skills sets are the same," Havili said. "We're both more athletic fullbacks, West Coast (offense) fullbacks. You can split us out, play (us at) running back, play (us at) fullback. I think that's the biggest difference from this year to last year with fullbacks."
Havili will see more action with the first offense Monday night against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. But he's also being pushed by newcomer Emil Igwenagu, an ultra-athletic rookie free agent out of UMass, who also has tight end experience.
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