B.J. Cunningham, WR – The Dolphins took him in the sixth round of April’s draft, but decided to let Cunningham (6-1, 211) go. Cunningham played four years at Michigan State and was very productive as a senior, with 79 catches for 1,306 yards and 12 touchdowns. He finished as the Spartans’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. Cunningham’s agent tells the Detroit Free Press that the Eagles were very interested in drafting the wide receiver.
Marvin McNutt, WR – The Eagles drafted him in the sixth round of April’s draft, but he did not make an impact in training camp and had just one catch for 13 yards in the preseason. McNutt (6-3, 216) had 82 catches for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Iowa.
Ryan Rau, LB – An undrafted free agent out of Portland State, Rau (6-1, 230) had a strong preseason. He played middle linebacker with the second team when Casey Matthews was injured.
Chase Ford, TE – With Brett Brackett headed to Jacksonville, Ford became the obvious choice for the practice-squad tight end. Ford (6-6, 245) had four catches for 40 yards in the preseason.
Emil Igwenagu, FB – Signed as an undrafted free agent, Igwenagu (6-2, 245) lost out to Stanley Havili for the first-team fullback spot. The Eagles signed him as an undrafted free agent out of UMass earlier this offseason. Igwenagu also spent some time at tight end during training camp.
Chase Beeler, C – He spent last season with the 49ers practice squad after signing with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent. Beeler (6-3, 285) played his college ball at Stanford.
Frank Trotter, DT – Trotter (6-2, 275) signed with the Birds back in June after being released by the Jaguars. He had 36.5 tackles for loss during his college career at Memphis.
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