Nineteen players have been cut, and the Eagles’ roster is at 56. They have to get down to 53 by 9 p.m.
A quick look at who’s still here (as of 2:23 p.m.), and what could be coming.
Quarterbacks (4): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Mike Kafka, Trent Edwards.
The Eagles are expected to get rid of either Kafka or Edwards, but apparently that decision is going down to the wire. I have a difficult time believing they could get anything in a trade for one of the two, but that could be a possibility as well.
Running backs (5): LeSean McCoy, Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk, Stanley Havili.
Unless Polk is one of the final cuts or they’re exploring a trade, it looks like the Eagles could keep all four running backs and a fullback.
Wide receivers (5): DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson.
Chad Hall, Marvin McNutt and Mardy Gilyard have all been cut. The Eagles will go into the season with five wide receivers, or they could look to add a developmental guy as a sixth once other teams make cuts.
Tight ends (2): Brent Celek, Clay Harbor
As expected, the Eagles will only keep two tight ends. Brett Brackett and Chase Ford have been released.
Offensive line (9): King Dunlap, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Danny Watkins, Todd Herremans, Dennis Kelly, Demetress Bell, Dallas Reynolds, Julian Vandervelde.
It was a toss-up along the interior of the Eagles’ line, and for now, Reynolds stays as the backup center and Steve Vallos is gone. Again, this is an area the Eagles could address over the weekend.
Defensive line (11): Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Fletcher Cox, Derek Landri, Antonio Dixon, Phillip Hunt, Brandon Graham, Darryl Tapp, Vinny Curry, Cedric Thornton.
As of now, the Eagles are keeping all 11. They could be exploring a trade with Tapp or Dixon. Or one of those guys could be released.
Linebackers (6): DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Akeem Jordan, Brian Rolle, Casey Matthews, Jamar Chaney.
Keenan Clayton’s time with the Eagles is over. He was cut.
Cornerbacks (6): Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Boykin, Curtis Marsh, Trevard Lindley, Brandon Hughes.
The Eagles cut Joselio Hanson. And in perhaps the surprise of the day, Lindley is sticking around – for now. A fourth-round pick in 2010, he was let go last year and had been an afterthought for much of camp. But apparently, the coaches liked what they saw. Hughes, also, is still around.
Safeties (4): Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Colt Anderson.
The Eagles cut Oshiomogo Atogwe. He’s battled hamstring injuries and just couldn’t get healthy. Some have asked about Anderson. He was on the PUP list for camp, but that’s different than in-season PUP, which would sideline him for the first six weeks. For now, he is counted as one of the 56. If Anderson is placed on PUP, the Eagles would only have to make two other cuts.
Specialists (4): Alex Henery, Chas Henry, Jon Dorenbos, Mat McBriar.
Strange one here. McBriar’s agent announced earlier this week that the punter would be cut. But Andy Reid said after yesterday’s game that no decision had been made. Obviously, either McBriar or Henry will be one of the remaining three cuts.
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