Eagles 53-Man Roster Projection

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As we look ahead to tonight’s matchup against the Steelers, here’s an updated projection of the Eagles’ 53-man roster.




Quarterbacks (3): Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley.

Not a lot to say here. Foles is the starter, Sanchez the backup and Barkley the third-stringer. Any other arrangement would be a surprise.

Running backs (4): LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk, Kenjon Barner.

This group received a recent shakeup. McCoy and Sproles are the obvious locks. After that, there's some guesswork involved.

The Eagles dealt David Fluellen to the Colts and acquired Barner for a conditional seventh-round pick. The condition, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, is that Barner has to be active for four regular-season games. The Eagles made the trade for a reason, and the guess here is that Barner sticks.

Chip Kelly made it clear this week that he'd like Polk to get back on the field. The third-year back is dealing with a hamstring issue and has been banged-up quite a bit. I wouldn't rule out the possibility of him getting cut, but I still think Polk sticks.

That leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey out. The coaches talked Tucker up earlier this offseason, but I think they'll prefer Barner over him. Both Tucker and Josey have practice squad eligibility.

Wide receivers (6): Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith, Jeff Maehl.

This is one of the more difficult positions to project (after the first three guys). Huff said he has an AC sprain (shoulder) and hopes to be ready for the regular season. The coaches, however, may have a different plan, and it's possible that Huff lands on IR.

I have him sticking for now, and I feel really good about Smith making it. The sixth spot comes down to Maehl, Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn. Momah has the most upside, but I think Kelly will opt for someone more reliable. He knows Maehl can play special teams, and he saw him play last year.

Because of that comfort level, I think Maehl ends up beating out the other two.

Tight ends (3): Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey.

No other tight ends have really flashed. I think these will be the only three on the roster.

Offensive linemen (8): Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin, David Molk, Andrew Gardner.

This might seem a little light, but considering Lane Johnson is only out for the first four games, I think keeping eight offensive linemen is a possibility. On gamedays last year, the Eagles only kept seven active anyway.

Tobin has really played well, and Molk is the backup center. I think Gardner snags the final spot.

If the Eagles keep a ninth, the guess here is it'll be Dennis Kelly.

Defensive linemen (7): Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Cedric Thornton, Taylor Hart, Vinny Curry, Beau Allen, Brandon Bair.

The top six here are locks. Allen and Curry have really played well on the second team, and Hart's not going anywhere.

I decided to give Bair the nod. What does he have going for him? At 6-6, 290, he has the measurables the Eagles covet out of their defensive ends, and he's played well in the preseason, two-gapping and stopping the run. Oh, he also went to Oregon, which doesn't hurt.

On the flip side, he's 29-years-old.

I have a hard time seeing Joe Kruger or Damion Square beating Bair out for a spot. Kruger has shown very little, and Square would be a third nose tackle, which seems unnecessary. The Eagles could very well go with just six defensive linemen, but if they had to make cuts today and wanted to keep a seventh, I think it'd be Bair.

Outside linebackers (6): Connor Barwin, Trent Cole, Marcus Smith II, Bryan Braman, Travis Long, Brandon Graham.

What I know: Barwin, Cole, Smith and Braman are going to make the roster.

But the fact that Smith might not see the field early makes the projection more complicated. Any time you ask the coaches about Long, they seem to love him. Any time you ask about Graham, you get a lukewarm response.

I probably have one too many OLBs in this group, but considering that Long has been cross-training inside and that Braman is considered a core special-teamer, I'm going with six for now.

Having said that, I still think there's a chance Graham doesn't make it to Week 1.

Inside linebackers (3): DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode.

The Eagles are really thin here. They cut Jason Phillips, and Jake Knott has been suspended for the first four games. Emmanuel Acho hasn't shown much in the preseason.

As I mentioned above, the Eagles are cross-training some OLBs like Long to play inside.

I'll duck after this, but there's still a shot that Casey Matthews makes the roster as the fourth inside linebacker.

Cornerbacks (5): Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin, Nolan Carroll II, Jaylen Watkins.

I don't see this one changing (barring injury).

Safeties (5): Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos, Ed Reynolds.

Wolff flashed a little last week, but the starting job next to Jenkins still seems like it'll go to Allen to start the season.

Maragos will fill a special-teams role, and the Eagles could try to stash Reynolds on IR. He seems unlikely to contribute as a rookie.

Specialists (3): Jon Dorenbos, Alex Henery, Donnie Jones.

The Henery spot is no guarantee. It seems pretty clear the Eagles will be taking a look at who gets released by other teams. It's tough to picture a scenario where Cody Parkey beats Henery out, considering we're just a little more than two weeks away from the opener.

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  • SuM

    I wouldn’t presume anything based on the Barner acquisition. It’s a kick the tires for free move… I think it’s cheap insurance on Shady/Polk, a known quantity in the event one of the top two backs needs to be held out.

    The Cody Parkey acquisition signals the coming end of the Henery era. They will find someone to replace him with either before the season, or a few games in.

    • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

      why bring him in at this point? was it just to placate the fans?

      • Eagles1018…Please no more du

        Great question. As a fan I’d guess that’d be a yes….but hopefully they don’t see a need to keep a 3rd string guy at a different position or finally take a trade for say B Graham (since they don’t seem high on him and should get compensation versus letting his contract run out) and have room on the 53 for 2 kickers. We know rosters can be tweaked until week 6…

      • johnr

        Parkey is perplexing since he’s not terribly accurate either. Kicks more touchbacks. That’s good. Is he worth a roster spot just to kickoff? I wouldn’t think so but Chip has shown us he is not conventional and this season seems obsessed with ST. But maybe it was just to give us something to discuss until cut down day.

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          Giants did that one year and had success. I guess if you do that, your kick off guy had better be 100% touchbacks and your field goal guy should be automatic inside of 50. Is that either of these guys?

          • PaoliBulldog

            I think I remember a long time ago the Broncos had a kicker who was fine on FGs and PATs but not great at kickoffs. So they lined up everyone on the team and had them kick a few practice balls. Turns out some lineman (D line, I think) had the strongest leg on the team and they let him handle kickoffs for a while.

      • Andy

        You mean Parkey? If I had to guess I’d say they see some potential and think that he could develop into something that next year is better than Henery, with practice. And at the same time his acquisition doesn’t preclude them from continuing to look for someone better/a more immediate improvement.

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          but you wouldn’t keep a kicker on the PS, would you? even with 10?

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Because somebody murdered murderleg’s leg and they want SOMEBODY to at least push Alex ‘slapleg’ Henery so they traded for misdemeanorassaultleg Parkey.

        • Kleptolia

          LET MARK SANCHEZ DO THE KIK OFFFZ!
          HE CAN KIK THE FOOTBALL OVER THE LIBETY BELL!!!
          GO MATK SANCHEZ!!

          • RIP illa

            I thought we talk about this!!! :-)

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        meh, they put out Flu was being cut and Colts called Howie. sure it’s not a secret that Henery is on the hotseat. think it was cut-trash for cut-trash howie special trade. last year the Eagles stayed at 89 for alot of the PS, so i wont be surprised if Spears is 86’d right after the game if Parkey shows anything. this is one move i would almost put nothing into, besides it’s official, Henery is on notice. doubt the extra 5 yards on KO is going to be enough for Kelly to go with unproven rookie that isnt heads and shoulders above Henery in accuracy.

    • johnr

      I think Barnes could be more than a kick the tires move, seeing how Chip used to drive the same car at Oregon. He already knows what Barner can do. am not sure what to think about him. Pretty good runner at Oregon. Not sure he is more than a backup in the NFL. Fortunately that’s all we want him to do.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    Id prefer Momah or Benn over Maehl. and for that matter Smith. if Maehl has to stay I hope he takes Smiths Spot. so we could have coop.mac.jordan.huff.benn.momah. big athletic wrs. I really think Huff gets IRd. and therefore maehl stays on. for momah though u cant teach size and just in a year in our system he has grown greatly. another year would be awesome.

    • peteike

      Im with you but Im not going to fret anymore over the 5th and 6th WR spots. It usually doesnt matter much except for ST anyway so those other guys do actually make sense as much as I dislike it. Too bad the Henery competition is, like he said, probably too late to make that change, I hope not though.

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        yup. wish they gave another k a look when they realized spear wasn’t going to do it. sucks because in practice henry nails them. when its live though the kid isn’t putting them through. they will address it soon. its not over. they let that be known.

    • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

      Momah stinks.

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        u stink

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          worse than Momah?

          all kidding aside, what does Momah have to do at this point to prove he’s not an NFL receiver? Light the Novacare Complex on fire? Smash the Reggie bust in Canton? He’s a gimmick. It was fun to dream about the possibilities for a while, but it’s over.

          No Mo Momah.

          • Brent E. Sulecki

            no doubt that

          • ohitsdom

            Momah is worlds better this year compared to last year. I thought he held his own against the Patriots 1’s, and he is still new to the WR position (not to mention the NFL). I’d rather keep him for his upside alone rather than having boring Maehl.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            In no way did Momah hold his own vs. the Pats 1s 2s or 3s. He was terrible. Completely disappeared for most of the plays, which, at 6’7″, is quite a feat. Gives you nothing as a blocker. Doesn’t use his size well as a receiver (Sheil & I disagree on this one). Doesn’t run precise routes. Looks slow, despite 4.39 workout speed. Does not play on 75% of Special Teams.

            Momah’s got some David Blaine thing going on, because he somehow manages to make people forget about his gameday performances by Thursday.

            You’re right – nothing exciting about Maehl. He stinks too. But at least you get ST play.

          • ohitsdom

            Really wish I had All-22 of the first 2 games because I’d love just to watch him. I’d be fine keeping him even with 0 ST play because we have enough ST “aces”.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            I’m with you on that – already have roster spots for Braman and Maragos, not to mention the 3 specialists. I just hate the idea of Momah just standing there, being tall, and sucking up oxygen.

          • RIP illa

            Have as little upside as Mahel or be as injury prone as Benn?!

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            I think he has the same upside as Maehl. Zero.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            You need to think outside the box Rich. He’s big and fast and accurate enough to play Keapernick and Newton on the scout team when we play SF and Car. #invaluable

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            well in that case

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            So you’re not willing to look past his fumble, Benn bailout catch, and that corner that ran with him on that go route despite his blazing 4.39 speed during his ONE catch performance??!

            Pish posh.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            friends don’t let friends get high on Momah

          • Travis Papa

            Let’s make a bet if momah does not make the 53 I will not make another comment about him for at least 365 days. If he does make the roster u have to join the momah fan club and actively cheer for him to do well.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            I’d do that anyway, he’s an Eagle. How about this: if he’s active on gameday vs. Jacksonville, I’ll use a Mohmah avatar for a week. If he doesn’t make the 53, you become Travis “mobettamomah” Papa for 10 days.

          • Travis Papa

            That’s a deal but he only has to make the 53 on your end he doesn’t have to be active because I don’t believe he will be active most gms anyhow

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            Deal – 53 both ways.

            and here’s a throw in – he catches 45 for 500, I’ll buy a Mohmah jersey

          • Dominik

            On the flip side: what is Maehl giving you besides not having NFL WR skills?

            I’m no Momah fan, but like with Knott over Casey Matthews it’s Momah all day over Maehl because Maehl sucks. There is a pretty high chance that Momah sucks, too, but I take my chances on an explosion all day over the certainty that Maehl isn’t an NFL WR.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            the only explosion you’re getting with Moemah is with an acetylene torch and a fertilizer bomb. I’m not arguing for Maehl Dom. I’d keep 5 WR and spend the extra roster spot on a 4th RB or 7th D lineman.

          • Dominik

            That’s fine with me. Altough I think we’ll keep 4 RBs, 7 DL AND 6 WR. ;)

            I’m just saying there is rather room for Momah than there is room for Maehl, imho.

          • southy

            Momahhhhhh, camp had just begunnnnn,
            But now you’ve gone and thrown it all away….
            Momahhh…. oooo…
            You didn’t mean to make us cry
            But if you’re not back again this time tomorrow
            Carry on.. carry on..
            Jeff Maehl might not dress anyway.

          • Dominik

            Love the song.

          • Travis Papa

            He has got open and caught balls against 1st string DBs. He will make the backend of our roster or someone else’s. He might not be active for 8gms but he’s worth being on the 53

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            you mean he caught “ball” against 1st string DBs, which he promptly fumbled.

            You want to argue for a place on the 10 man taxi squad? OK. I’d be fine with that. I just don’t see why there’s fear that another team will sign him. All the receiver need last year and no team even worked him out. He’s not good.

          • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

            Gotta wonder – how many people know why the term is “taxi squad”?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I do. Or, at least I know what the internet (which is never, ever wrong) told me when I looked it up just now.

          • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

            hahaha :)

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        I swear, if you ever give up on Kinne like you have on Momah…

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          I’d rather see GJ on the hands team than Momah.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            3rd string QB, gunner, 6th WR and emergency long snapper. The kid is a genetic juggernaut.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            consider this. have you ever seen GJ and Swoop in the same place at the same time?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I have not. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen him and Claude Giroux in the same place at the same time either. I’m pretty sure we just discovered that he’s great at hockey too.

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            The real question is: have you seen Kinne and Roseman in the same place at the same time? Dudes look like brothers.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        But ZOMG UPSIDE!!!!!

        Remember the days when how good a guy was at football mattered more to fans than height and 40 times? Whatever were we thinking back then?

        • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

          the only upside to Moemah is when the Safety slaps him upside the head.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with caring about how good they’ll be at football in a year. That’s apparently what we’re doing with Smith II. Is it so bad to do that with Momah for 1 more year?

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Difference is Smith II has been good at a decent level of college football. He’s shown he can play football, albeit not yet in the NFL.

            Momah has shown he can rock a high number on a measuring tape.

            Practise squad him by all means, but he’s got no business being on a 53 this year.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            On the roster, not on the roster, he looks better than the guy he’s competing against. As a 6th WR, inactive on gameday every week, I’d be fine with Momah. He’s shown me more as a receiver this preseason than Maehl. I could easily see keeping Benn over Momah despite his invisibility this preseason because he at least has a non-zero track record.

            But I’d rather use that roster spot on another position then keep Maehl as the 6th WR.

        • RIP illa

          Really, what days were those? And especially in relation to talking about the backend roster guys!!! Couldn’t of been too long age, cuz before the net was in almost every single home, hardly anybody knew who these guys were, due to lack of access, unless they were the most die hard of die hard fans. The ones that attended every camp practice and scoured newspapers just for a mention of someone other than the superstar and/or 2nd stringers to starters. Come on with that Doc!

  • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

    “I’ll DUCK after this, but there’s still a shot that Casey Matthews makes the roster as the fourth inside linebacker.” – hey, a pun from Kapadia. Put it on the board.

    The fact there’s even a chance caseymatthews makes this roster shows how much we neglected ILB in the offseason.

    • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

      Took the post right out of my fingers.

    • Eagles1018…Please no more du

      I complained heavily on this board when the eagles passed this guy in the draft.

      http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2079684-2014-nfl-draft-jordan-tripp-could-be-best-value-pick-for-miami-dolphins

      DeMeco is a long shot for next season with his salary and limited coverage ability

      • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

        how would you like Trotter Jr on the inside next to Kendricks?

        • Eagles1018…Please no more du

          Like his tackling skills. He may be too short for Chip

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            on the outside he would be,yeah. he’s actually only an inch shorter than Meco. This defense is really missing playmakers. He could be one.

          • Eagles1018…Please no more du

            Very true. I see Kendricks and hopefully Boykins as the only real “playmakers” we have

        • Eagles4Life

          Noles fan here, and I will say Perryman is by far one of my favorite college players. The guy is an animal.

        • RIP illa

          Sold!!! Jesus…perfect form and power. We must do everything in our power to get Chip to draft this kid!!! I say we kidnap Chip at the end of the season, and tie him up in a basement with nothing but tv’s on every inch of every wall, just looping this clip over and over!

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            Have to figure Oline and LB will be #1 priority. If we go into another off season talking about Safety, I’ll puke.

          • RIP illa

            Well get your bucket ready. I don’t see Wolff over taking Allen, at any point through the season, unless Allen gets hurt or ish the bed. But yeah, I won’t be mad if we go with 2 OL outta of the 1st 3 picks next year and also get our MLB and then another OLB that can actually rush and who’s not a total liablity in coverage. Plus we probably are gonna need to draft another CB and maybe WR (depending on how Maclin performs)…Jesus the list just keeps going and going! What have we been doing for the last 2 drafts?!

          • Eagles4Life

            We bojangle at least 3 of our picks each year. I’m convinced that won’t change with Chip.

            2013: Bennie was an ehhh maybe, Barkley, and Wolff
            2014: Marcus (I’m sure I’ll get slandered), Josh, and Ed Reynolds. I say Josh only because it’s highly likely he would’ve been available later.

          • RIP illa

            Agreed. And I wanted Huff, but never expected him in the 3rd. That ’13 trifecta really hurt us. Allen has shown me more than Bennie in only 2 preseason games. I understand the value aspect of Barkley, but hate him as a player and did they really think that he wasn’t gonna be the 3rd string QB with Vick and Foles here??? So a 4th rounder on a 3rd…sweet. And Wolff is just a headcase. Wanted Cooper Taylor so bad. Really wanted Duke Williams, but I think he went before we could pick. Neither of those guys (Taylor and Williams) are world beaters, but they were just as athletic as Wolff and could be developed, just like him. Plus I liked their breakdowns and scouting reports better. Not as many bad angles and missed tackles, plus they all are better at bringing the pain than he is.

          • Eagles4Life

            Agree with everything you just said lol. Some great picks and then the headscratchers. Dah well.

          • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

            the secret to getting Perryman on the Eagles is to somehow get the Hurricanes to pack him off to Oregon this year.

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            the Ibis and the Duck are essentially the same animal

          • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

            HILARIOUS.

          • RIP illa

            Might be the truest thing ever written. LOL

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      wasnt much in the draft. Moseley, but didnt have a chance. ‘allas is pretty unhappy with Durant, cant find a home for him, being 3-4 MLB and he isnt doing great as a 4-3 outside. about 99.9% sure they’d never trade inside division, but wouldnt mind seeing Graham for Durant switch

      • Dan

        i dont want to face graham 2x per year. not a scheme fit but he’ll be a menace once a team schemes him in.

      • RIP illa

        Did Shazier go before our original spot to pick in the draft? Damn I wanted that kid in the 1st. Would have filled a need, been a solid contingency plan if Kendricks doesn’t pan out, and if Kendricks did/does, coulda been Ryans’ heir. Plus the speed and skills. Sigh!!!

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          think Shazier went 15. only reason is i know ‘Allas went 16 and they threw a hissy that Pitt took him.

          • RIP illa

            Sigh again. Thanx

    • anon

      Matthews plays on every St unit — i think he’s got a roster spot. The reality is the backups that we are rooting for don’t play ST.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        other reality is, the back end guys we argue over, are deactivated unless someone goes down. only then do they play ST. multiple guys in same position have to get hurt for them to get on the field.

        • anon

          Seems to me if you really want to make the team you just gotta hang out in dave fipp’s office and learn a spot on teams.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            and just repeat Eagle buzz words ‘versatile’ or ‘crosstraining’.

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            reminds me of the old buzzwords – ‘high-motor’ and ‘fastball’. Seems like every coach has a point of emphasis. Hopefully he doesn’t make those same mistakes.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            trade one annoying headache in for another. least Chip is entertaining, and not in a how fat has he gotten over winter way.

      • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

        I actually like Sheil’s answer here. Go light at ILB for 4 games. Then bring Knott back after suspension.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Helluva lot better than the CM alternative.

        • Dominik

          Knott hasn’t played PS so far, he’s hurt all the time. Nobody can really know anything besides that Chip liked him last season, but if Polk is on the hot seat because not being able to play, Knott is probably too.

          But yeah, Knott all day before Casey Matthews.

  • Ben

    Has Alejandro Villanueva been cut already? What’s his story?

    • JofreyRice

      I don’t think he’s an NFL player. If they like everything else about him as an employee, maybe they can find him some work helping out with sports science or something.

      • RIP illa

        Not really sure on why they wanted to turn him into a DE. Woulda loved to see what he could do as a TE with that size and catching ability. Plus, if they saw something in him as a DE, then it’s hard not to imagine that he would have been a somewhat decent inline blocker to start his journey in the league. Yup, woulda put him at TE and if he did not ish the bed there, put him on PS until we could have parted ways with Casey, which should be next year.

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Hoping to see Parkey kickoff tonight. I know we just got him, but there’s not much scheme that goes in to, “Kick it that way –> as far as you can.”

    War Eagle!

    • ohitsdom

      Got to keep it simple for the Auburn guys :)

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

        When Chip holds up his picture signs, can’t have more than 2 options

    • Kleptolia

      Philosophy on special teams returns:
      “Go that way, really fast! If something gets in your way…turn.”
      Football is chess, man.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        This is pure snow! It’s everwhere! Do you have any idea what the street value of this field is?

        Charles De mar during the Eagles/Lions game last year.

        • Kleptolia

          Ha! Hahahahahnasha!
          Yes, good.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          i want my 2 dollars!

  • Soybot

    Huff seems like a good candidate for the half season IR.

    • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

      I think they keep that in their pocket in case a starter goes down.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    probably just the leftover overposting remains of Johnny Geagle, but still like to not give up on Kruger. wont complain about Bair, especially if Kruger get sneaked onto practice squad. Bair has played well, might be little older than desirable, but has that no mileage 29 yr old body. wont be all-pro, but so what, always need a solid 6th guy.

    • Tom w

      Think we can sneak Krueger and mays on the psquad.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        only guy i think we fans kick around putting on PSquad that would get picked up is Reynolds. not worried about Josey, those knees will scare everyone away. playing 3-4 defense, that knocks half the teams out, and think Long is a lock, they’ve been talking about him for 8 months and now think he can play MLB too. but Reynolds, safety is a safety, and everyone but Seattle is hurting for them. someone will take a shot with him as 5th guy.

        • Tom w

          I wouldn’t mind a Krueger-like injury for Reynolds or momah tonight

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            Reynolds, sure. why would anyone put Momah on their 53 for a yr? i think back to Brad Smith, 8 yr NFL vet and how he struggled learning playbook on the fly. Momah would be worthless, setting talent aside, on someones 53. plus every team has that 6th/7th wr that gets camp buzz.

    • ION Eagles

      I’ve been wondering why I had this feeling that Kruger was supposed to be some sort of monster on the field – I knew it was from the comments section of 24/7, but I wasn’t sure where it originated. Thanks for clearing up the mystery for me!

    • RIP illa

      Bair works his ass off and fights to get in on as many plays as possible. Not that I want him on the squad, but I think that he has earned it this preseason. Send Krugs to the PS for another year, that’s if they still wanna keep him around. He’s not even a JAG right now. Let him work on becoming that. The hype should be over with the kid…that’s all the hype from last year till this year. And hopefully it won’t start up again next year, until he actually shows some modicum of ability to be a legit player in this league.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yup. that 1st preseason game i wasnt ready to watch/look for differences between the half dozen or so 6’5 to 6’8 pastey white goons. they all just ran together. but 2nd game, if they’re going to play 3-4 with 2 gapping d-ends, think both Bair and Hart look the part. rest are camp fodder. Kruger can be PS’d. only thing he has going for him is age and petigree
        .
        couldnt really care less about Kruger, i never get all worked up about anything past the 5th rd. i like it when one pops or a UDFA like Thornton, but dont go into preseason game focusing on their play.

  • Tom w

    Don’t see how we could keep Braman or Maehl or maragos over graham considering we would have absolutely no pass rush if cole gets hurt without graham. Can’t possibly keep maragos Braman bair Maehl bsmith and cmatthews or I may puke. Are we trying to build a complete team or an elite special teams

    • KobraKai7474

      but I could see them flipping Graham at final cut down to a 4-3 team for a late round pick if they’ve really decided he has no role with the team.

  • Max Lightfoot

    Can’t wait tonight to see if the Steelers running backs are holding hands or a bong.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      ha, what is about Kelly and RBs they are playing that week.
      .
      what is sort of BS is these guys got popped but wont get tested by NFL. be up to team to discipline.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

        Were there unconscious women in the car? No? Then I’ll still draft Bell in FFL

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          nope, just 20 oz of weed. but, Bell has another problem, cops took him to draw blood, and will get charge with DWI of the sticky icky

          • JofreyRice

            20 oz or 20 grams?

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            whoops, just grams. was never good at measurements. guess 20 ounces is one heck of party. and probably not a misdomeaner stop

          • JofreyRice

            I was gonna say, if they were rolling around with 20 o’s, they’d be ready to talk to Sampson.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            YES

          • RIP illa

            One of the most underrated songs of all time. Shoulda won a Grammy. SMH

  • ian

    Its time to call Norway. Get Kickalicious on a plane back to the states ASAP.

  • Kleptolia

    Thanks for mentioning comfort level as it pertains to Chip Kelly, Sheil. I believe it truly is a motivator behind some of his personnel decisions.

    • KobraKai7474

      I agree, but I don’t know that it’s a bad thing. It would be more worrisome if we were talking about guys at the top of the roster rather than the guys at the very bottom. If Chipper picks his last couple of players based on them being guys that he knows buy into what he’s selling and that he knows can do the little things he needs from his end-of-bench guys, so be it. In fact, I’d argue that might be a better way to do it than by deciding based on which guys might have played slightly better against New England’s 5th string in the 4th quarter of the second preseason game.

      • Kleptolia

        I wasn’t saying it’s a bad thing. I’m not even sure it’s a real thing. It could be just my perception. I agree with you.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    it’s official, Devonte Holloman for ‘Allas has retired. right now they have McClain as starting MLB, though he played 1+ quarter then missed 3 practices. that ‘efense is going to be so SO bad.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Another situation in which it’s sad to see a young guy’s career end…they can’t catch a break this year. Total dumpster fire.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

      Bet he retires by game 6. Jason Philips start for.them?

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yup. not sure why ‘Allas fans think this time will be any different. plus, he cant cover. no passrush, terrible safeties, he’ll be lost on a island getting shredded.
        .
        if he cant play, and they are begging dear baby jesus he can, not sure who they turn to. no one else has the size. Melton still hasnt played recovering from ACL so god knows what their run ‘efense will look like.

      • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

        this keeps getting better and better

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

          Shaping up to be my favorite nfl season ever

  • Token

    Jeff Maehl is really gonna make a NFL roster again?

    • Eagles4Life

      I don’t care as long as it isn’t the Philadelphia Eagles’.

  • Mr. Magee

    The WR situation is positively depressing… Maehl and Smith?! I sure hope we split out Ertz before we use those guys.

    And what about Huff?! I had NO idea his injury was that serious! HUGE hit to our moribund special teams..

  • dislikedisqus

    I think you can erase Alex Henery from this list, after yet another miss.
    Also I see Polk -> IR and Josey -> roster.