Open Thread: Eagles Begin To Make Cuts
The Eagles need to trim their roster down to 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday. The cuts are starting to come in. Sheil and I will be updating this post throughout the day, so continue to check back in for the latest.
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(1:10 p.m.) The Eagles announced that they have released the following players:
QB Dennis Dixon – The veteran quarterback could still land on the Eagles’ practice squad.
QB GJ Kinne – He was signed to give the Eagles another quarterback during practice in the spring and summer. Kinne even jumped out on special teams at times.
WR Ifeanyi Momah – Fans were intrigued by the 6-7 wide receiver with good straight-line speed. But he never stood out at camp. Momah is raw, has not shown good hands and struggled to use his size to make plays on the ball.
WR Will Murphy – The rookie out of Oregon signed with the team after attending the rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. He was not expected to make the team.
OL Dallas Reynolds – The practice squad regular was called on to start at center last season after a rash of injuries hit the offensive line. Julian Vandervelde appeared to jump in front of him this summer as the primary backup to Jason Kelce.
OL Matt Tennant – He signed with the Eagles at the midway point of last season. He was active for eight games but did not start.
OL Matt Kopa – He was added during last season and saw time at tackle and guard in the summer. But the Eagles added a couple guys – Michael Bamiro and Matt Tobin – whom they liked better.
DT Antonio Dixon – He was trying to make the cut as a backup nose tackle, but got passed over by younger options. Not much of a pass-rusher, but has shown run-stuffing ability in the past.
DL David King – It looks like undrafted free agent Damion Square likely beat out King, a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma.
OLB Adrian Robinson – The Eagles recently acquired Robinson from the Steelers for Felix Jones. The Temple product had very little time to showcase himself.
OLB Everette Brown – The former second-round pick was signed in the offseason to add competition at outside linebacker. Had a few good moments in the preseason, but nothing to stand out.
CB Trevard Lindley (injury settlement) – The 2010 fourth-round pick did a good job to stick around this long. The Eagles are thin at corner, but he suffered an injury during Thursday night’s game.
The team also placed Joe Kruger on IR with a shoulder injury, which he allegedly suffered last night. The seventh-round pick is considered more of a long-term project.
The roster currently stands at 62.