By Eliot Shorr-Parks | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

As Eagles fans everywhere enjoy their July 4th weekend with cookouts and trips to the shore, chances are the coaches and players are doing the same thing.

When OTAs finally ended last month, head coach Doug Pederson told his players and coaches to get away and enjoy the time off, because when training camp starts on July 27, it will be all football, all the time for everyone in the NovaCare Complex.

Hopefully the coaches took his advice -- because when they do return, they have plenty of tough questions to figure out if they expect this team to be competitive.

Here is a look at the five biggest questions facing the Eagles:

1. Who will be starting cornerbacks?

Based off of OTAs, it seems pretty clear that the Eagles view Leodis McKelvin, a veteran free agent they signed this offseason, as their top cornerback. McKelvin took all of the reps with the first-team offense on the outside, while the other cornerbacks rotated and played both inside and outside.

The issue for the Eagles is opposite McKelvin. As of now it seems like it will be a battle between Nolan Carroll and Ron Brooks, with Eric Rowe in the competition by default. The staff doesn't seem high on Rowe, who will need a strong training camp to see the field this season.

2. Can Nelson Agholor play?

Assuming he isn't suspended for an incident last month at a Philadelphia strip club, Agholor will enter training camp as the No. 2 receiver, and the team's top option on the outside.

That could be a problem for the Eagles, as Agholor had a disastrous rookie season due to a combination of drops and injuries. Things haven't gotten much better for Agholor, who once again dealt with drops during OTAs. If Agholor is once again going to be a nonfactor this season, the Eagles need to figure it out quickly, and find a way to replace him.

3. What to do at linebacker?

The Eagles seem set when it comes to their starting linebackers, with Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham etched in as starters. The issue is the backups.

Najee Goode appears to be the top backup heading into training camp, which is an issue considering he was cut during training camp last season. Outside of Goode the Eagles are hoping a collection of late-round picks and undrafted rookies can step up and earn a spot. If they don't, the team might have to trade for a veteran during training camp.

4. Is Jason Peters still the answer?

Veteran offensive guard Jason Peters wasn't a fan of the team's hurry up offense the past three seasons, and the belief is that with a slower pace, Peters could return to his high-level of play from two seasons ago.

The Eagles better hope that is the case, because if not, it is going to be a long season for whoever is back there at quarterback. If Peters looks slow, and deals with injuries during training camp, the Eagles are going to need to find an answer at offensive tackle -- and quickly.

5. Is Sam Bradford ready to play up to his potential?

The Eagles, like nearly every NFL team, are only going to go as far as their quarterback takes them. The issue for the Eagles is their quarterback is Sam Bradford, and he hasn't been able to take his teams anywhere during his career.

If there was ever a season to do it, however, this is it, as Bradford has had his first full healthy offseason in years, and seems poised to finally make good on the potential he has been considered to have since he was the No. 1 overall pick six years ago.

If he isn't, and the Eagles stumble out of the gate with a losing record, the team might have to decide to have a short leash on the veteran, and move to rookie Carson Wentz.