Eagles Cut Tracker

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Update: Click here for Saturday’s cuts.

From earlier: We’ll keep this post updated throughout Friday with Eagles cuts. The team has to get the roster down to 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday.




Updated (9:37 p.m. Friday): According to the Inquirer's Jeff McLane, Travis Long tore the ACL in his left knee during Thursday night's preseason finale and is out for the season.

Per Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the team will keep Casey Matthews as a result of Long's injury. Emmanuel Acho, however, has been released.

Updated (7:49 p.m. Friday): The Eagles have decided to keep Cody Parkey, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com.

The Eagles saw enough out of rookie kicker Cody Parkey to give him a spot on the 53-man roster, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com

They requested anonymity because the move was not yet official...

Parkey winning the job means the end is near for kicker Alex Henery, who was a fourth-round draft pick back in 2011.

Updated (7:37 Friday) -- Dennis Kelly and Bryan Braman did not receive any bad news as of late this afternoon. Both camps feel confident that their players will make the team.

Updated (4:23 Friday):

The Eagles reportedly worked out former Bills and Browns QB Thad Lewis. More details here.

Updated (3:53 Friday):

It sounds like RB Chris Polk is safe:

Updated (3:36 Friday):

Another wide receiver let go. Undrafted free agent Quron Pratt doesn't make the cut:

Updated (3:26 Friday):

In our first surprise (at least from my perspective), the Eagles are apparently holding on to tight end Trey Burton:

And they're looking to trade Damaris Johnson:

Updated (3:11 Friday):

The Eagles are apparently placing WR Arrelious Benn on IR. Benn tore his ACL last summer and suffered a concussion a couple weeks ago. But he played in Thursday night's game against the Jets, scored a touchdown and said afterwards that he was healthy.

Updated (2:56 Friday): Ifeanyi Momah showed great improvement from Year 1 to Year 2, but he's still raw and needs work.

The roster is now at 71 players. Updated (2:23 Friday): It looks like fan favorite Henry Josey is going to be released.

Updated (1:15 Friday):

That puts the roster at 73 players - 20 more to go.

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  • Corey Dawson

    It’s really 19 more to go because Lane is going on the suspended list tomorrow and he counted against the 75, right?

    • MediaMike

      I think you’re right.

      • Eagles1018…Please no more du

        He doesn’t count towards the 53. Liky when he’s eligible for return one of the other o linemen will be send to PUP or PS’d.

  • MediaMike

    So it begins. Just hoping that none of these guys we cut wind up on rosters of teams we’re going to play and/or teams I hate.

    • Mr. Wu

      Really? i hope marsh, mathews, roc and henery all wind up on nfc east teams as starters…fingers crossed

      • MediaMike

        Good call.
        I hope none of the talented guys we cut wind up on teams I hate.

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        Izel Jenkins approves of Curtis “Burnt Toast Jr” Marsh playing for the Cowboys.

        • knighn

          His name his Curtis Toasted Marshmallow. He doesn’t need to borrow someone else’s nickname. He’s got his own unique brand of suck.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        ‘allas brought Philips in for a physical. CM would make that roster. worst LB group in league

  • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

    Man, I hope Josey makes the team. All he’s done is perform.

    • MediaMike

      I’m good with 5 RBs if we go Shady, Sproles, Polk, Tucker, and Josey. I’m even good with 4 if we IR Polk and then keep Tucker and Josey.
      I am NOT good with Barner on anything higher than the practice squad.
      Quack.

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        Don’t know about Barner but Josey will not make it to the practice squad. Someone will make him a 3rd RB.

        • MediaMike

          Or 4th depending on the team. I agree with you that I think Josey has earned a spot on the team. I’m just pointing out that if they keep Barner over Josey that would be a horrific mistake.

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            Also filed under potential horrible mistakes:
            Henery over Parkey

          • MediaMike

            We’re all creeping on that potential f-up like OJ on Nicole’s dating life.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I refuse to admit that there is potential for that to happen.

            I also refused to admit that there was potential for DeSean to be traded until 3 days after it happened, just to be safe.

          • Corey Dawson

            DeSean wasn’t traded.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Thank Gawd…I knew I was dreaming. :D:D

          • Corey Dawson

            He was released. Please resume your nightmare.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            That’s alright, I’m yet to come to terms with having a 3-4 defensive alignment instead of a 4-3 with Cole,Cox,Curry,Graham on the roster.

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            Yeah I was firmly on the “now way is DeSean f-ing Jackson getting traded/released”. I hope this isn’t like that. I’ve seen enough from a kicker in a 4th preseason game to make me like our chances with him over the dude I’ve been watching choke for the last two seasons.

          • dnabrice

            Goes to show how out of touch with the inner workings of the team that we really are.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Well as it turned out you were right, there was no way to trade DeSean!

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Lol.

          • Eagles1018…Please no more du

            I’m gonna create 15000 more disqus IDs and up vote this.

        • dislikedisqus

          If I am NYG, I take Josey in a flash

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Yeah, I’m cool with 5 RBs or 4 TEs if they want to go lighter at WR with only five there. All our RBs and TEs are decent (at worst) options in the passing game and none of the WRs competing for the sixth spot excite me in any way.

        • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

          The only way the 6th WR battle could excite is a cage match between Arrelious “Glass” Benn, Ifeanyi “Baby Deer” Momah, and Jeff “Who, oh Oregon Jeff” Maehl.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            I don’t think there’s ever been a more wacky hype/talent ratio than there is with Momah. If he was 6 ‘1 people would barely know his name.

            Jeff Maehl picked an annoying time to show up in the box score last night though….

          • pjcostello

            …and Momah is now gone. :-(

      • B-West

        I really don’t like the idea of 5 RBs. I think these guys are more a product of the run game scheme and execution than anything. I’d rather keep extra of the big uglies up front who were opening up those holes all preseason.

        • MediaMike

          I’m good with that as well, but I’m not trying to see Barner as the 4th RB if they only go with 4.

          • B-West

            I’m fully on board with that. Man, that will be a tipping point on this Oregon bias thing for me. The return specialist aspect terrifies me with Barner, even tho he looked pretty terrible in the admittedly brief preseason action.

          • MediaMike

            Huff, Boykins, Watkins, etc. can all return. Brad Smith as well. Sproles might know something about that s well. F Barner, get him out of here.

          • Mr. Magee

            That would be the only reason to keep smith

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    for S&G’s, besides Henery, who is the one name you need to hear? i gotta hear Marsh

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      The Matthews not nicknamed the pope.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yeah, he’ll be popular.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Roc

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        Dude, I keep trying to upvote this more than once, it won’t let me.

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          I’ve debated upvoting myself

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            I won’t judge

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Do it!

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Got to be Matthews. I don’t have enough fear of Marsh or Roc sticking to list them. Even if Casey did stick, the community outrage would be more burdensome than the actual decision.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        what’s that german word, schadenfuzen, getting enjoyment from others misery…be worth it just to see Richard Colton’s rants

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Keep Casey and Momah then. Even I don’t want Momah near the 53 at this point. Don’t much care if he makes the PS either.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            oh, he’d have a meltdown

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Would make Geagle look mellow.

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            That isn’t possible in this dimension. It would cause a rift in the time space continuum however.

          • Eagles1018…Please no more du

            My best friend and I have been trying to figure out a way to rip a hole in the space time continuum for at least 2 decades now. Let me know if you come up with any ideas

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            Drink more.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            You get ahold of one end, he gets ahold of the other end, and you pull in opposite directions as hard as you can.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            need chernoble level meltdown for that

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            If we keep 6WR, hope he’s it.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            that’s straight up schadenfreude (word i was looking for)…and i approve of it

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Unintentionally. Benn can’t stay healthy and I don’t care that he is now. Maehl should never be considered more than a camp body. No idea how DJ2 made it past first cuts. Pratt needs the PS. Momah is fringe 6/PS for me…. Just for good measure, Barner needs to go.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            If 6 I rank them
            Benn
            Burton even though he’s TE
            Maehl
            DJ2
            Momah

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            I think you should put Todd Pinkston before Momah

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Listed from worst to first I see… Worst to first to me is

            DJ2
            Burton
            Maehl
            Benn
            Momah.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            I could almost be convinced by a DJ2 argument around now. He was garbage last year and I figured he was sure to be gone (and I still kinda hope he is) but he’s actually looked better than most of those guys in preseason IMO.

        • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

          FWIW: “schadenfreude”

    • MediaMike

      Casey “I can’t f-ing tackle when playing LB” Matthews. Did you see him totally whiff on Richardson on the sideline last night?

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Happiest to hear:
      Marsh
      Roc
      Square
      Matthews

      Momah would be on there but I assume that’s a given.

      Least happy to hear Polk or Reynolds. Polk because I think he can play, Reynolds because it would mean we whizzed a fifth rounder away on PS material.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Agree on Reynolds. But is that anything more than chat board noise? I’ll just let that be a surprise if it happens.

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          Think it’s unlikely, but I’ve gone from classing it as “lol, whatever”, to “ehhh, would they?”.

          It’s part of a whole sliding scale type cut-ometer probability thing I’ve got going on. Very scientific.

    • eaglesfan, 20-win failure

      gotta be Marsh. he has gotten abused in every preseason game.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yeah, he’s bubble guy with no redeaming skill.

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

          I’m not sure he’s even on the bubble, unless they keep more than 5 CBs. Don’t see that happening.

    • jon h

      Have to imagine they’re trying to trade Roc or Marsh to someone like the Jets who really need corners (boy, never thought I would say that 3 years ago)

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        best asset might be Dennis Kelly, of all people.

    • Ascher Levy

      casey

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      roc
      matthews
      marsh
      henery
      maehl

      in that order

    • Eagles1018…Please no more du

      CASEY “bleeping” MATTHEWS

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

        he’s as good as gone

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

      Momah. So everyone will shut the hell up about his non-existent potential and how he improved from laughing stock WR to never going to be a real WR.

  • Chip

    At first I was like “Who the fluck is Tracker? Lol

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      I thought autocorrect had taken care of Tucker….

      • Bill

        Hope he makes the team…

        • MediaMike

          Me too, but I understand if he doesn’t…………………just not trying to hear any garbage from the team if they keep Barner over Tucker and/or Josey.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Josey, Tucker and DJ, all played lights out. Polk has experience and would’ve definitely played well if he were healthy this pre-season.
            Not sure why Brad Smith is a lock.

          • MediaMike

            Brad Smith is the king of special teams. And if he keeps Maehl and/or Casey Matthews off of this roster, I’m good with that. Same with Benn keeping Matthews off of this roster. Just please keep Casey Matthews off of this roster.

          • Chip

            If Maehl makes this team I will jump off a bridge

          • MediaMike

            If Maehl makes it, but they cut Casey Matthews, I’ll be ok with it. Partially.

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Maehl was not bad. I think he is in the same league as Benn, Momah and the remaining backups.

          • Chip

            Yes, but I would much rather keep an extra running back than keep a receiver that would have 0 impact

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            I think we’d rarely use the 3rd RB, let alone a 4th or 5th one.

          • Chip

            But you gotta think about injuries, I think it is much more likely that one of our running backs (Polk, Tucker) go down than some of our receivers

          • DuckHunterSThompson

            I know, right? Maclin is quite durable. And Cooper was showing optimum health this preseason, too. :)

          • Breathe 21

            Maehl actually looks like a better WR than Brad Smith. Smith is just a really good ST player to me.

          • BlindChow

            Maehl performed very well yesterday. But he’s from Oregon, so some people will automatically downgrade him just for that.

          • dnabrice

            With Long out they have to keep Matthews. Acho just isn’t going to cut it.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        see what comes of that shoulder. instead of Polk visiting short term IR, it might be Tucker

        • Amar, CB who bought in

          Apparently its Benn.

    • Andy

      I did too.

    • Ray888

      Ditto!

    • Jason

      Do you think they will have an Oregon cut day? The opposite of signing day. Kaddu, Murphy, Keliikipi, Maehl, Matthews, Barner. Ok, the last two we all know isn’t going to happen

  • jon h

    how is henery still on the team?

    • MediaMike

      He’s barricaded himself inside of Howie’s office and is refusing to leave.

      • Wilbert31

        OK, I LOL’d!

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Have faith we’re very early into the process.

      • MediaMike

        But we wanted that one first and with fireworks, free beers, and/or a public execution of Henery with his missed FG and bad kickoffs vs. the Saints playing on loop in the background on the new and improved video screens.

        • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

          Make him do Thunderdome with the Great Humongous (Dennis Kelly) then.

          • MediaMike

            Thunderdome is currently being used by Ruben Amaro vs. a rabid wolf, Mike Tyson, and Ebola.

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            The quote is two men enter one man leaves. WTF is Amaro doing in there?

          • MediaMike

            No risk involved. He’s not leaving.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      They told him they’ll tell him if he made it or not as soon as he hits a 53 yarder. They’re still waiting.

      • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

        He just asked if he could kick two 26 1/2 yarders instead

        • MediaMike

          He missed them both

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    Caplan tweeted that we’re waiving Josey. What. The. Funk.

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Thanks universe.

    • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

      Noooooo!!!! PLEASE no!

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Maybe he saw Henery and thought it was Henry.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        My Chris Polk man-crush lives to fight another day!

        (But to be clear, if they keep Barner instead of Polk, we riot.)

    • Chip

      -_-

    • MediaMike

      I don’t mind that if they’re only keeping 4 RBs that aren’t Barner.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Barner being kept I think, I THINK, I saw.

        • MediaMike

          That was BGN’s writer assuming that.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Yeah.

    • BlindChow

      I think he makes the PS. Fans vastly overrate their own players, so I don’t think he’ll be as in-demand by other teams as everyone seems to think. Not based on his performance against 2nd/3rd stringers.

      • MediaMike

        I agree, but I don’t want to risk losing Josey if we keep Barner on the 53.

        • BlindChow

          I agree with that. Actually, now that I think about it, if they haven’t cut him yet, I bet Barner makes the team…

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Basically what Mike is saying is my exact issue. He’s has clearly, crystal clearly, outplayed Barner in the limited time Barner has been here.

          • BlindChow

            I agree, but as you said, Barner’s only been here a limited time (Chip also has prior knowledge of Barner, so there will be more to it than simply comparing performance against opposing 2nd/3rd stringers).

            I’ve read Josey has touble in pass-protection, so that’s another thing to factor into it.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            That’s fine. But as has been said, if you’re 3rd or 4th RB is playing in any meaningful capacity, we’re in trouble anyway.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Can’t spell HoF without Henry Josey… and an F.

  • Saul Wells

    Ya never know they might pick up someone from another team too

    • MediaMike

      True. What Oregon guys are going to be cut from other teams?

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Byrd!

        • MediaMike

          We didn’t need him. Or something like that.

      • Saul Wells

        Maybe Byrd from the Saints he played at Oregon. So that means he’ll deff be here if available..oh wait.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    Josey is getting waived, per caplan

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      that is plain stupid. C’mon Eagles !

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        one thing Chip knows, it’s RBs.

        • Amar, CB who bought in

          At this point, I’m praying he does. Coz, I’m not too sure about WRs.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            really? you must opening up wrists depressed over secondary

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            You sure ? look around the division, we might be the best.
            At WR though, I think we might be at the bottom.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            least of my worries is scoring, long as shady mathis and peters are healthy

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            “Best secondary in the NFCE” is the very essence of tallest midget syndrome…..

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            Well, you don’t have to beat the Pats or Broncos to get to the playoffs.
            You’re in NFCE, you can only beat NFCE.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            I’ll take our WRs over the vaGiants

          • Amar, CB who bought in

            You mean Riley Cooper, Jeremy Maclin, J Matthews over Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr, Ruben Randle ??
            Got it.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            That’s exactly what I meant. Remind me what Randle and Beckham have done?

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    My Chip Kool-Aid now tastes like piss. I might go full Token.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Never go full Token.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        “I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, ‘bad’?”

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      NSA flag…ON

  • CHRIS – CB with dreads

    Caplan saying Josey to get waived

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Kill the messenger!
      (Caplan, not you)

  • Ryan Holliday

    Damn, loosing Jonsey. It’s a shame, but he’ll get picked up by someone I guarantee.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Colts ?? Giants ?? Raiders?
      I could go on.

  • Chip

    Whatcha guys think about Michael Sam, do ya think he makes it?

    • Breathe 21

      No and he shouldn’t. He doesn’t play STs and they already have the best D line in the league without him. He will make the PS though

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      He’s a 7th round pick for the Rams, who cares? Oh, wait, my bad, he’s gay, so now I care because I’m told I’m supposed to..

  • Kevin

    I saw the headline while skimming headlines during a painfully long meeting and first thought…. Who is this Tracker guy we cut….

  • Kleptolia

    Sorry to say it, but the more I hear, the more I think you guys are in for some HUGE disappointments….

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      You have an insider?

      • Kleptolia

        Not really, just experience.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yeah, same as everyone else….twitter

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          We all have that. His cryptic wording made seem like he knows a guy who knows a thing or two.

        • TNA

          the most interesting newbie on twitter right now is @joebanner13. His personality come right on through with no filter.

          Trying to figure out why some people write things like ” eagles likely to win NFC east. ” who is even going to come close.

          • Adam G

            Yeah, he also echoed my thoughts that Chip is top 5 coach. Guess he really went after him in Cleveland.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      As long as we keep Parkey…

      • Kleptolia

        Parkey stays.
        ….but so does Matthews, Maehl, Barner….

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          Why do you hate us?

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Ya big meanie

        • OregonEagle

          I think this is finally the end of the line for Matthews, Maehl stays, if Josey is really going Barner stays until Huff’s status is determined.

          • Kleptolia

            Matthews might go, but I’m not sure. His playing time and circumstanceslast night didn’t feel like an audition.
            I could be wrong, though.
            For the sake of peace and quiet in Philly tonight, I hope I am.

  • Token

    Barber is really gonna make the roster isn’t he….. Anyone still think we don’t have a Oregon problem if that happens?

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      honestly, who cares, he’s 4th guy…and i hope he never touches the ball. emergency returner, i guess.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Yeah, I think they keep him around as KR cover till Huff’s 100%. Not really fussed either way. Doubt we’ll see any of him at RB.

      • JosephR2225

        Still, they did give up a conditional pick for Barner. I know it’s only a 7th but I would rather avoid giving that up for a guy like Barner if I could.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          has to be active for 4 games…4th guy wont be active. and meh, 7th.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            A 7th got us a training camp pro-bowler named Beau Allen.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            A 7th also got us a conditional 3rd.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            thing is, if there’s another beau allen they like, it wont cost much to get into 7th rd.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Agreed it won’t. But the point is we shouldn’t even be having the conversation.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            then why are we…he isnt on squad yet. thought tucker was much better. Polk is good at special teams, we know that.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            I thought Tucker was better, too. We’re having it because we’re all aware of the rather high probability that Barner is on the roster.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            true.

      • Token

        Little stuff like that can lose you credibility. Guy plays his ass off. Produces. And you keep the bum from Oregon. I agree 4th RB shouldn’t be a big factor in the year.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          not if Josey cant be a returner. when 4th RB, not battling just RBs anymore, now tail end of each position, and what else you bring to team. plus, his blocking was not good, per couple eagles reporters.

          • NineseveN

            Yeah, I mean I like Josey as a running back, but at the 4th spot, you’re not just judged on what you can do in 1 position. Barner could still be released.

        • Kleptolia

          I agree with the surprise at potentially keeping Barner. I’m surprised, myself.
          But he’s not a bum. He’s better than you think.

    • Brian Zee

      Sure. The 52nd or 53rd roster spot is certainly our biggest looming problem. Dude, relax. With every passing year, his connection to Oregon will be more and more distant. This is a non-issue.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    lol…media mike got banned?

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      yeah, saying cannot reply to a post that is not active…not sure my man. maybe it’s my end/computer.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Maybe just a moderated post.

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          He’s got a bunch of them that I can’t reply to, either.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Couldn’t up vote me if he got whacked with the ban stick.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I take it back. He just posted, “Is anybody out there?” And I can’t reply to him.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          all of them….and they got wiped off board. think he posted 1 too many hostile agressive posts, got him w/ the ban hammer. thought 99% of it was funny, can see it rubbing someone wrong though

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            The fishing out of the river was the worst I saw. I could see that doing it.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            It’s the softness of PhillyMag

  • JosephR2225

    Anybody know who is going to return kickoffs and punts? Is it Sproles? I don’t recall him running back kicks in preseason.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Kicks is Huff when healthy I think, maybe Carrol or Barner until then. Punts is Sproles.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    momah…86’d

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      We’re clearly not building a contender.

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

        saw they cut Kinne. Condolences.

    • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

      Where’s Colton?!

      • OldDuckMcDoc
        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          Interpretive Dance.

        • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

          Well done Doc.

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

          I’m blacker than Carlton, and I’m white.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            ZING!

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Ha, I just realised I should’ve led with “Colton Dance”.

            A perfectly good pun missed. Darn.

          • Travis Papa

            Richard what am I supposed to change my name to?

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

            travis “mo betta mohma” papa

            But in the spirit of Eagles fellowship – you can pick any name that makes fun of Momah. and once we get to kickoff vs. Jags, you’re released.

          • Travis Papa

            Mo money Mo problems

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

        and no NFL team will be in any kind of rush to sign him. Its a two way race between the Montreal Alouettes (regarde la, IL EST TRES GRANDE et RAPIDE!) and the Soul.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        probably running naked to the bar…it’s party time

  • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

    Damn, cutting Josey sucks.

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Mike, I think you’re in some kind of pseudo banned limbo.

  • pjcostello

    I’d be surprised if Barner is released, not so much because of the Oregon connection, but because I think the team counted on Josh Huff to return kicks — and he may not play.

    • Token

      Barber isn’t a good return man. So not sure what problem he solves.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        He’s what’s called a redundancy.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          He’s also redundant.

          • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

            Ouch.

  • Breathe 21

    We just need to keep Tucker and Polk. They’re both physical players and good ST’ers. Idk much about Barner, but I wasn’t impressed. With all these ST’ers, nobody should ever return a kick/punt more than 20 yrds. If they do, someone has to go!

  • eneagled

    And now RC can relax

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      still caseymatthews

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        And Marsh. And Roc.

        EDIT: Oh, and Henery the Worst

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

        one scrub down – two to go.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          more than that…Henery, forgot all about Maehl. DJ2. plenty of dead weight

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

            was just thinking Roc and caseymatthews. I stopped thinking about Henrey as soon as the 2nd 50 yarder went through.

  • Travis Papa

    I think it’s worse cutting josey than momah.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Oh no! I can’t believe they cut Tracker. Wait, who the hell is Tracker?!

  • Breathe 21

    IR for Benn? What happened? This sucks

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      not Maehl…i hate Maehl

      • Token

        Oregon. Hes in.

  • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

    How Josey isn’t an Eagle and Henery is… just sticks my bunched panties in my craw.

  • Token

    How can Benn be IRed? He played. And why do the Eagles feel the need to keep paying this guys bills? He blows.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      meh, that’s Lurie’s money. they want to slack’em 3 deep, what do i care. but if he can be IR’d, must not be too many rules.

    • JosephR2225

      Must have slept on it wrong.

    • Kev_H

      He’s the prototype Chip WR. They went out and traded for him last year and if they fail to bring Maclin back next year, he’ll be a good guy to have around.

      • Token

        Huh? Hes a career bum. Hes your answer for starting WR replacement? Lets not go crazy on the kool-aid.

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          Short term IR. He’s headed for Cutsville as soon as he’s healthy.

        • Kev_H

          You should get in touch with Chip and Howie. I think you can really help them out!

          • Token

            I know right!

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    Mosher saying Benn to IR with back injury. Must have slept wrong.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      maybe clears pass for Burton? he basically moves like a WR

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Can’t say I’d hate the move. So long as Maehl doesn’t make the squad then. Still need to keep Barner off.

  • damrvrhunter

    Today and tomorrow the UNNAMED SOURCE is king.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      best is the 8th local reporter tweets it and uses ‘league sources’…yeah, twitter

      • damrvrhunter

        You bet. My twitter feed is ablaze!

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          yup, took me like 4 log ins to rememeber my password. last time i was on this account was draft, i think. think twitter is mostly dumb, but today it’s fun

          • damrvrhunter

            You and I use it much the same way. World Series of Poker, World Cup, Draft etc.

  • Chip

    No Mo Momah

    • damrvrhunter

      I am a little hurt TBH

  • Will, Always Shady in CA

    Sad to see Josey go if true

    • Kev_H

      I feel like Josey would be better over the next 3 seasons than Sproles. Maybe I’m suffering from post-Amaro-disorder, but I’m skittish about Brad Smith, Casey, and Sproles making the team when there are talented younger players around.

      • Will, Always Shady in CA

        I Think Josey is the best option behind McCoy. He doesn’t quite have Shady’s elusiveness, but he’s still quick and with faster top end speed.

  • damrvrhunter

    Trey Burton is on the 53 as per Kempski

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      nice! mean no Maehl, or no 4th RB-Barner.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Your number one source of all over/undersized Eagles WR gossip.

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

      4 TE? Wow. Guess we might see that double stack TE set after all.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Wonder if Casey’s got any trade value? Contract sucks, but wasn’t that long ago people were high on him and it’s not like he lost playing time due to sucking.

        • Token

          Nobody was giving him what the Eagles paid.

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

          they can’t possibly be thinking about cutting/dealing Celek, can they? He’s getting older but he’s had a great preseason.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            nawh, they carried 4 all last yr

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Can’t see it. Kelly seemed to love him some Celek in interviews last year.

        • BlindChow

          No. They like Casey because he can block. Burton is not a good blocker, and thus won’t be able to replace Casey.

          I think they’re keeping Burton because they knew he’d probably get picked up by another team otherwise. If he plays this year, it’ll probably be in a pass-catcher-only role.

    • Token

      wow interesting. Couldnt pass up the pass catching TE I guess. Wonder if this means Casey stays? Id save the 2 mil and cut him. Hes gone after 2014 anyway. May as well get Burton some seasoning.

      • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

        Burton looks like what Casey was supposed to be.

  • B-West

    Benn short term IR makes room for Damaris. Damaris handles kicks while Huff gets healthy. Benn comes back, Huff healthy by then, Damaris gone. All this means no Barner. Disclaimer: It’s very possible that I started at a hopeful conclusion of no Barner and worked backward.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      mosher just tweeted they are trying to trade dj2

      • B-West

        Well, as long as no Barner. Haha

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Is this in the same sense I’m trying to date Jessica Alba?

        Good luck with that.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          HAHA, yeah, pretty much.

        • Brian Zee

          Its ridiculous because Jessica Alba is a married woman.

      • JosephR2225

        Somebody tell Jerrah that he has Joey Galloway type speed.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Lol!

    • OregonDucker

      Damaris for Dion Jordan? is current rumor per Jimmy K.

      • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

        he was kidding.

        • OregonDucker

          I’m so gullible….

    • Kev_H

      I don’t expect much from Huff this season.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Benn’s on Short Term IR -> They cut him when he gets healthy.
      It means the could not agree on an injury buyout.

  • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

    sooooooo pissed they cut josey.. in no way did barner earn a spot over him. no way. barner wasnt even good on returns.

    • John E. Zang

      I have no clue what they’re doing. Josey could not have done anything more to make the team. Why even bring him in if all you’re going to do is keep your favorites anyway? Barner is nothing special neither is Polk. If we take away the snow game where defenders lose their footing he hasn’t shown much else.

      • Token

        Best players get kept. Production is all that matters……….

        Barner, Maehl, and probably Matthews are gonna make this team. Chip has to be a bit embarrassed about that atleast right? he doesnt even try to hid it.

      • johnr

        Could Josey block? Catch? Play special teams? I like the guy and was impressed with his running, but I wasn’t really watching him when the ball wasn’t in his hands. But those small details are usually the things that keep you on the team as a 4th rb. How many times have we seem a dude tear it up in preseason but show nothing in the regular season? Big gains against 3rd stringers is nothing to get too excited about.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    What the heck. I run out with the wife to grab something at the store and cone back to find out that Josey gets cut. That’s not confirmed right?

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      yup, slow trickle of twitter

      • Jerry Pomroy

        All I got to say is that Polk better become a beast that demands more than a measly 11 carries & stays healthy.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          with you there. someone has to take some 3rd quarter carries, and it aint sproles.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          oh, and media mike got the ban hammer

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            what did he do?

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Wonder what he did? Probably that posting of the article about dead bodies in the schuylkill as a way of cutting someone. I thought that was in very poor taste.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            yeah, that was little over the top

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            concur

          • peteike

            oh no, we lose another, weak. Easy enough to just ban a few posts rather than the user

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Sheil / Tim > Goodell. This is a privilege fellas… we must respect the Birds 24/7 shield.

          • peteike

            ha, careful what you type though, pushin it there

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I’m sure they know this is tongue in cheek. Certainly not mocking people who were brutally murdered.

          • RIP illa

            Damn I missed that. What did he say…In a pc, conservstive, censorship way?

    • Javi Echie

      It is the sad truth Jerry.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    Pratt is next off

  • B-West

    Per the tweets from Sam Lynch…. This short term IR situation for Benn, seems a little cooked up to earn a few more paychecks? I would think Benn could get a shot somewhere, though.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      yeah, saw that. wonder if it delays player, hoping teams move on. so in 4 or whatever weeks when he’s healthy, easier to get on roster? didnt make much sense

      • B-West

        Good point. Seems like there could be all kinds of ways to manipulate that situation to either the team’s, player’s or a mutual benefit.

  • Pennguino

    The Josey loss hurts. I thought he had a real chance to replace Sprolles in two years. I would have liked to see him as a RS. Wanted Momah but he is still a year away from being a good WR.

  • Kleptolia

    Burton was a ? for me. Happy for him. Size, speed, hands impressed the coaches, it seems.

  • Javi Echie

    If we are keeping Trey Burton, does James Casey have any trade value? They are essentially the same player FB/TE/H-Back hybrid player, so what would be the point of keeping 4 TEs.

    • Token

      no. Horrible contract. Of course its essentially a 1 year deal. Sooooo…… still probably not.

      • Javi Echie

        I was thinking that as well. Do you happen to know the specifics of the contract by any chance?

        • Token

          about 2 mil dead money if cut this year, but also 2 mil cap savings.

          4 mil cap saving if cut before next year. So hes certainly gone before 2015.

          • Javi Echie

            Oh yea with those numbers he better be gone next year. This move is just such a head scratcher keeping Burton and Casey.

    • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

      nah.. casey is way more advanced at blocking.

      • Javi Echie

        Thats understandable but he’s barely on the field. So I mean how good of blocking do you need for a 3rd string TE that barely sees the field?. I just look at it like if they’re both on the final 53 one of them is taking away from another player that an essentially contribute more.

  • Pennguino

    you can add 110 yards and a td to josey if not for the penalties

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Here’s a good read about the Pistol formation to fill some time while the cuts trickle in.

    http://www.thechipwagon.com/eagles/2014/08/the-pistol-part-of-the-2014-arsenal.html

  • Armchairgm3

    I had mentioned Trey Burton as a potential sleeper to make the roster back during the draft. Happy to see him make the team. He will likely be a special team contributor. But watch out for him in the not so distant future. He’s extremely versatile. And while he is undersized, he is a good athlete with great hands. I like his potential in this offense.

  • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

    See and people wondered why I was so concerned about the accumulation of Oregon players. We’re going to discard Josey, who played EXTREMELY well, for this bum Barner. Knew it. Knew it. Knew it. And I’m irked.

    • Token

      I saw it coming, but im still mad about it. Wonder how long it takes Chip and Howie to see Barner is a bum? A full season? No, thats not enough since Maehl is still here. And Matthews.

      • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

        Yep I saw it too. Which is why, although we’ve had our bouts, I was agreeing with you on this one. I’m so pissed. As for how long it’ll take? Maehl and Casey Matthews are still here. So under a full season is awfully optimisitic.

    • mtn_green

      Josey can’t do st. #4 RB must do st. Hopefully ps.

      • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

        Apparently neither can Barner. But Barner’s from Oregon. So it’s ok.

        • Token

          Where did this Barner is a good returner rumor come from?

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            You’ve highlighted it before. I think this is a case of trusting Chip way too much. “4th RB on the team, it can’t be because he’s from Oregon so clearly it’s because he’s going to be used as a returner” type of thing.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I don’t think it’s “good returner” so much as “returner Chip trusts”. Think, Reno Mahe. He sucked, but we sure regretted it when we didn’t have him. This doesn’t mean I think Barner is a good choice, just that this would be a rationale for keeping him. I’m still holding out hope the Tucker makes it over him or that we go with just 3 backs.

          • Token

            Hmmm Barner is Chips Reno Mahe. That makes sense. Tho last night he almost muffed a punt by being dumb. So I dont even think hes reliable at catching the ball.

    • B-West

      Reports that Polk is in. No way they give up on Tucker, as high as they’ve been on him. We can still dodge this Barner bullet. Positivity my brother.

  • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

    man josey being let go is a mistake he should have been our number 3 he had all the right moves. he danced around and made negatives to positives. he went down the middle with power and he could run down the side line like he was on a tight rope, i just dont understand….

  • John E. Zang

    So essentially he’s taking every Oregon favorite over the better performance like we all suspected. I’m starting to sweat that Casey frikkin Mathews is still on this roster. He shouldn’t have even made it passed the first cuts yet here we are. He’ll have some BS excuse about him being a good special teamer. I swear it’s all he looks for in a player.

    • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

      He’s going to be on it. Accept it and hope they’re smart enough to cut Henery.

    • peteike

      yup and in the end it didnt matter, we all fret the final cuts, yet if the team is relying on some of these guys the season will be on shaky ground regardless

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    mcclane reporting polk on 53

    • Token

      I can be fine with a healthy Polk and Tucker. But Barner making it over anyone in the RB group is ridiculous.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        he shouldnt make it over tucker.

        • Token

          get ready my friend.

    • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

      nice the always injured polk…

  • Will, Always Shady in CA

    I’m starting to not like the Sproles trade… I feel Josey can play that role and offers more as a pure runner. Best option behind Shady (I know its silly, but that pick we traded could been used on a DAT or Dri Archer…maybe another LB.)

    • Kleptolia

      Noticed they weren’t sending Josey out on a lot of routes last night. That may be why he doesn’t stay.

      • Will, Always Shady in CA

        Didn’t he catch out of the backfield at Missouri?

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          24 receptions in three years, so no.

          • Kleptolia

            That might explain the cut, then.

        • Kleptolia

          Yeah. That’s why I was surprised he wasn’t running more routes a in the game.

    • JosephR2225

      Come on…. I mean I thought Josey had a good preseason as well and hopefully he clears waivers and they keep a practice squad spot for him, but a few good games against third team defenses does not make him a good substitute for Darren Sproles.

      • Will, Always Shady in CA

        Ok maybe I overreacted a bit, but he really needs to be there over Barner

        • JosephR2225

          That I’ll agree with. I didn’t see anything from Barner and apparently neither did the Panthers.

        • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

          agreed

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Losing Josey sucks but he is no replacement for Sproles, this year at least. We will be very happy with Sproles when reg season games start…

    • BlindChow

      Josey doesn’t do pass protection. Sproles does.

  • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

    if johnson can go out and play rb, wr, and kr and do good at all of them why wouldnt we keep him. thats versatility in my opinion. also showed last night that he has speed. im thinking djack being around stopped him from showing us anything and now that he did we are gonna trade him. i guess whatever works.

    • Mr. Wu

      well I have seen enough of him as a returner the past 2 years…..seeing him as a sprolsian RB last night hwever….peeked my interest a bit…maybe they have figured out how to exploit his strengths

  • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

    not hating on burton but def. hating on letting josey go.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    whoa, Barkley bashers, Eagles brought Thad Lewis in.

    • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

      Hell of a frickin pickup. Brad Smith might get cut.

      • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

        Train of thought: Brad Smith is emergency QB. Thad can function in Smith’s place. It made sense in my head.

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      :(

    • Token

      yuck

      • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

        C’mon. Thad Lewis did pretty good for the train wreck offense known as the Bills.

        • Token

          Hmmmmm………. Barkley or anyone else…….. Ok you have convinced me. This would be a great move.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            upgrade is an upgrade. plus get a that sproles 5th back, maybe. ok, barner’s 7th

          • Token

            If they can get a 7th for Barkley Howie is doing work. I was ready for Kinne over Barkley so I guess id also welcome Lewis and see how that worked out.

          • peteike

            me too, time to end the MB experiment, throw him in the bad draft pick heap with Henery

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            Buffalo is searching for a bakup. Howie seems to do nice damage in those trades

        • Will, Always Shady in CA

          I guess, its a better option than Barkely. You think hes trade bait now?

    • Breathe 21

      Thad Lewis as our 3rd is not bad at all. He made plays on the Bills…

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Soooo, are we trading Barkley? Sanchez?

      • Breathe 21

        We better not trade Sanchez. We can still win games with him.

        • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

          Somebody has to go though. Can’t have Sanchez, Barkley, Lewis, and Smith on the roster. Two have to go.

          • Breathe 21

            Two don’t have to go… We cannot trade Sanchez. There is no way to have a better backup situation than him.

          • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

            Well I guess two don’t BUT, Barkley or Sanchez is gone. You don’t bring in a guys like Thad Lewis and keep 4 QB’s.

          • peteike

            would they stash him on practice squad, is that even an option. This is getting wery intawesting

          • Breathe 21

            I think they’re trading Barkley. Sanchez is too valuable, unless someone wants to give a atleast a 2nd for him.

          • pjcostello

            You don’t bring in a guy like Thad Lewis. Period. He’s better than Kinne, who at least spent 2 offseasons learning the offense?? I think not.

      • Kleptolia

        Maybe they’re trading Damaris and for Lewis and then trading Barkley for someone else.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      I have no idea wtf is going on anymore.

      • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

        I’m with you. Stupefying.

      • CHRIS – CB with dreads

        ..

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    aldon smith got 9 games suspension

    • Token

      out for our game. good.

      • JosephR2225

        Returns just in time for the Giants and Redskins.

        • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

          Lol… returns angry, I’d imagine.

    • Breathe 21

      Wow so he and Bowman will be out when we play them. I see that as a vey winnable game.

      • peteike

        word

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yup, nfc west games got alot easier. no bradford, seattle got screwed w/ scheduling, and now this.

        • Token

          Yea the NFC West broke pretty nice on our schedule

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            yup, i’ll take it…i aint too proud.

      • Will, Always Shady in CA

        Their corners are suspect too

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          SF is a bit of a mess. cant stay at top for long. money injuries and age

          • peteike

            agree and their safety change may hurt them also. I tend to think Seattle takes a small step back as well but not like SF, I see a drop off there. Maybe just wishful thinking but all this return to the mean articles/talk has me thinking that. Eagles on the other hand only had a half a season to fully get going, obviously still rising sharply.

    • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

      Daaaannnnggggg. Idiot.

      Edit: I mean stupid f-ing idiot.

  • Brian Zee

    Before everyone gets in a tizzy about Barner/Josey, etc. etc., lets not forget the uproar last year when they dared to cut the future HOF’er Emmanuel Acho. Over the course of last season, how much of an issue did that really turn out ot be? None. Nada. Zip. Zero. In fact, the guy they signed after they cut him, Goode, may wind up being a legit player. I think 3 more teams signed and cut Acho throughout the rest of last year and he wound up back on our squad this year and made little or no impression in camp.
    All the complaining over the 4th RB or 2nd KR or whatever will amount to the same thing…nothing at all.

    • damrvrhunter

      A little guy who ran through gaping holes against 3rd/4th stringers and apparently can not catch a cold. I was one of the many fools banging my head against the wall for the HOF’ers Acho, Ryan Mau, etc. Never again will I be deceived by preseason MVPs.

      • B-West

        FWIW, there’s a fair share of us that are simply anti Barner, not pro Josey. Barner hasn’t done anything to be above the RB competition and there’s no point in giving up the pick for him. Keeping Barner would be an Oregon bridge too far for some of us.

        • damrvrhunter

          I am in the same camp as you when it comes to Barner.

        • Token

          barner isnt a rookie either. A full NFL season and 2 offseasons to show hes a bum. Dont know how you keep him over the other options.

          • B-West

            Exactly. Barner was going to be a cut to 75 release. Just put him on the practice squad if he must stay.

          • djack10

            agree…josey had speed maybe the other stuff comes around…worth a chance

        • Brian Zee

          That is entirely fair. I still say its no reason to cry favoritism though. I firmly believe Chip Kelly wants to win more than he wants to be job corps for Oregon alum. I agree Josey looked better, but I think (1) other factors are playing into CK’s decision and (2) its not going to make a bit if difference either way.

      • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

        I think if josey looked so great against 3rd and 4th stringers than he might have a chance at looking decent against better competition. You are right though it’s preseason.

      • Bullwinkle

        The other guys were running through the same gaping holes and getting less yardage. Maybe Josey is better at picking the best gaping hole and then making people further up the field miss.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Kaching!

      Some of the posts today have been awesome. In no particular order, I’ve seen him compared to Sproles (!), Westbrook (!!) and Montgomery (!!!!!!!!).

      And all because he made some plays against terrible football players. His TD against the Pats was particularly LOL-worthy, especially the efforts of the Patriots’ #30 who takes a terrible angle, is easily blocked, looks off towards the stands where there are no sports of any kind being played and then ultimately is run over by an equally inept teammate.

      #nextWilbert

      • JosephR2225

        Be fair. I never said Josey was “Montgomery 2.0″. I said Montgomery was “Josey 0.5″.

        • damrvrhunter

          My head explodes!!!

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Henry Josey is the best #34 in the history of the Eagles franchise.

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          ELDRA HATER!

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            Go out there and get destroyed by a linebacker.

            -Eldra’s one job.

        • Rockedupeaglesfan

          Herschel Hater!

        • Justin

          Someone forgot about Ronnie Brown, and his fantastic goal line play against the Niners.

          Sorry..

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I was trying to, thanks for nothing.

      • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

        I mostly like his back story. Would be nice to have him in the fold and contribute. The kid is a gamer. I’ve held that opinion since we picked him up. Didn’t even see the game last night.

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          Yeah, me too, I just love how convinced some folks become of a player’s greatness based on a handful of snaps against guys who have little chance of making it in the NFL. I really like Josey and his comeback from injury is a great story but there’s a reason he’s on the roster bubble.

          • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

            I’ll certainly keep up with him going forward, regardless of where he ends up.

          • JosephR2225

            To be fair though, I think it’s relative. I don’t know that people are convinced of the greatness of Henry Josey, just that we saw Josey and we saw someone like Barner and to the casual observer, Josey certainly looked better.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            Exactly my thoughts.

          • Brian Zee

            Fair enough, but Chip Kelly is not a casual observer so I think at this point we can safely defer to him on the issue of #4 RB. Thats all I’m saying.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Which is cool if that’s all it is, but the people who are acting like, nay, *stating that* Josey is currently a reasonable facsimile for Sproles or a young Westbrook/Montgomery are suffering from a serious dose of the cray-crays.

            Also, if everyone could remember all they’ve seen is a tiny number of snaps against players mostly not good enough to make it in the NFL, while the coaching staff have seen hundreds of practise reps and countless hours of footage it might help temper some of the righteous indignation we’re seeing from some people today.

            Which is of course not to say people can’t question the coaching staff, it just means they don’t have to sound like a blithering idiot while doing so.

            For the avoidance of doubt, not referring to yourself with any of the above, just the more…..vocal critics of this move/everything ever.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            So, you’re saying that Josey isn’t proven to be among the league’s elite? Next you’ll be telling me that Kinne isn’t a man amongst boys. GTFO.

          • dnabrice

            I would think Barner is a better blocker.

    • southy

      In fairness it’s not always about them making a significant impact on the field. You root for these guys and know they are laying it on the line for their livelihood and their dreams, it’s understandably frustrating to see guys that have busted their behinds every day and proven it during preseason get cut.

    • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

      I can’t speak for everyone. My main beef with this is that Josey is symbolic of something I fear: Chip having a propensity to pick Oregon guys over better talent. Josey clearly outperformed Barner, yet Barner went to Oregon. So Barner sticks. My worry is “where does this stop?” Sure it’s a 4th RB here, a Maehl here, a Casey Matthews here. What message does this send to the team? What about possible FA that want to play here? Not to mention Sheil tracked down a quote post the Taylor Hart drafting: “We’re going to get the family back together.” Does this mean we’re going to keep accumulating Oregon talent in lieu of other talent?

      Maybe my fears are unjustified. However, this is my fear.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Also Chris McCoy…

  • Pennguino

    heard Underboob will make the squad from an unnamed source

  • PaoliBulldog

    Bucs cut Connor Barth.

  • southy

    My best guess with Polk is that a coach told him that he shouldn’t be concerned about getting cut and the best thing for him would be to rest and not play the last preseason game.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    WHOA! ‘Allas released Jason Witten!?!? ah, i’m better than that, twitter hoax

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      Maybe they are in the for race for Mariotta and Winston

    • Guest

      dont see that

    • JosephR2225

      I think it’s possible somebody might be playing a trick on you. Or that you are trying to play a trick on us.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        yeah…cant wait till he’s gone. Eagles have single handedly made him 1st ballot HOF

        • damrvrhunter

          Lol. I was just thinking that too:how he is in the hall of the very good against everyone else but a HOF’er against just us.

        • JosephR2225

          I’ve been an Eagles fan all my life and the last time I can remember the Eagles defense being able to cover a tight end was……………..

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Ya, not seeing that from anyone credible. Source?

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        hoax. never know ‘own there. Jerry might of gotten crazy with the scotch at lunch

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          Jerry is sufficiently Jerry that my first reaction was to believe. Kinda sad if it’s a hoax. Would’ve been glorious.

  • Eaglehaslanded

    Cutting Josey and keeping Barner is a joke. chip has lost some personnel credibility with this move.

    • Amar, CB who bought in

      Don’t say that out loud…:)

      • Eaglehaslanded

        Lol…I know, it’s the ultimate sin.

    • damrvrhunter

      With Huff on the mend and Carroll not 100% who will handle KR duties for the first few games at least if you cut Barner?

      • Token

        Huff or Carroll

        • damrvrhunter

          In their minds Josey duplicates a few of what Sproles does while being deficient in many areas:re pass catching and protection. The same suspect hands make him unsuited for KR/PR, Barner can KR be a sub for McCoy while Caroll/Huff/Polk heals. Ergo he is versatile and knows the system. A fair catch may seem pretty routine to you and I but trust me we could not do it consistently.

          • Token

            Ok, he doesnt know the system. 1000 players have confirmed its not the same as Oregon. So thats debunked.

            He is not a good returner. I dont even know where that came from.

            He is not a good NFL RB. In 2 years he has shown not a flash of NFL ability at the position.

            If you need a fair catch you can send any one of the supposed injured return men back there. But as far as we know right now Huff and Carroll are both playing week one. Plus you have Sproles to return for god sake. He has to earn the paycheck somehow.

            People can try to excuse it in whatever way they want, but keeping Barner is 110% because he went to Oregon.

          • anon

            its a shame rwally

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            And I agree. 110%

          • Kleptolia

            You guys crack me up. :-)

    • Kleptolia

      You spelled personal wrong.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Maybe he was referring to losing credibility of Kelly’s “personnel” choices?… lol.

        • Kleptolia

          Wha..? Wait.. What do you…?

          …wha…??
          :-)

        • EagleDuck

          On internet comment boards its spelled “loosing”. You’ll get the hang of it eventually.

      • Eaglehaslanded

        I am not going to be a dick…..but Jerry Pomroy’s response to you about the word “personnel” is correct. Look at the context :-)

        • Kleptolia

          I know it’s correct. It was a poorly conceptualized joke on my part. Apologies.

    • MagatBrackendale

      Josey wasn’t cut.

  • damrvrhunter

    24/7 servers crash once Henery is released is my bold prediction!

    • peteike

      no they crash if he isnt released haha

      • damrvrhunter

        Thanks for fixing my post Any upvotes intended for me should go here instead.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      whenever practice is over tomorrow, i’d have 50 guys, management, coaches, trainers, and Lurie standing on sidelines. give Parkey and Henery a kick each from 35,40, 45, 50 and 55, both directions, 3 kickoff each, both directions. wont be any doubt who the winner is.

      • damrvrhunter

        The real murderleg wins.

  • djack10

    Oh Henry. Damn that guy can play. Toss the extra TE and keep this guy stashed.

  • peteike

    The law firm is dumped, Giovanni stock on the up for smart leagues who draft tonight and tom night.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Drafted last night and skipped him. Regretting it.

    • MediaMike

      negative. The smart money in Cincy is on Hill at RB.

  • Glenn

    So let me guess. Chris Polk is safe. And the kid from Oregon, Barner is safe, cause after all, he is a Duck. And they are going to release Josey. This guy played the best in preseason of any RB. This guy will get picked up by another team. And Josey will be a starter for someone else, and kick butt. Remember Jimmy Smith? What a shame. This shows that Kelly and the Eagles play favorites. Just sense that it didn’t matter what this kid did in preseason and training camp. Kelly had a preconceived impression of Josey, and wasn’t giving this kid a chance. Polk is decent, but doesn’t have the skill set of Josey, and is injury prone. Barner fails my eye test, relative to Josey. I am pretty pissed about this decision. A guy like Burton would have passed waivers and easily placed on PS. We don’t need a third TE on active roster. What makes it frustrating, is that he showed you what he has over and over again. What a joke.

    • pjcostello

      Burton would make four TEs!

    • MagatBrackendale

      Josey was waived, not quite the same as cut. Waived means they can bring him back much more easily if no one else claims him. Sort of like horses in claims races. And they would be stupid not to bring him back. Also, on waivers, they could get something for him. Not so if cut.

  • paul from nc

    Can’t believe Josey is gone and we still have Marsh, Henery and C Mcatthews.
    Are these tough decisions?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Marsh can’t be staying. We can’t keep that many DB’s

  • Bryan Clayton

    I can’t believe they cut Trucker

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Not reported in this post by Sheil and Tim as far as I can see. Fact or Fiction?

  • laeagle

    I think everyone who is upset about the Oregon bias should look at it this way: at least “you went to a great football program that I used to coach” is easier to deal with than “you’re Mormon”.

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

      you didn’t like Reno Mahe?

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I met Reno & was extremely surprised that he was an NFL RB! He was rail thin. Skinnier than me at the time & I was fresh outta basic. Someone definitely lied on his bio.

        Edit: I stand corrected. I wasn’t fresh outta basic but he was still thinner than me & I was 5’8″-155 with a 30″ waist.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    So they decided to go with Parkey according to reports, but nothing official yet.

  • Dominik

    Wow, Re: Updated (7:49 p.m. Friday). I’d welcome Parkey, because I’m at a point where I take change for the change sake, but I wouldn’t have expected this. If Shorr-Parks is right…

  • Warhound KnowsHstryWarts&All

    And there was much rejoicing….

  • pjcostello

    If we’re keeping TE Trey Burton, do you think James Casey is history? They’re not gonna keep FOUR TE’s, are they??

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      I think Casey is gone next year if they cant trade him this year. We kept four TEs last year.

  • Chip

    Parkey! Parkey! Parkey! ParkeyParkey! Parkey! Parkey! Parkey!

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Here’s a thought on the Lewis workout…

    Raiders are likely to name Carr the starter. That leaves their insurance policy Schaub as expendable. Is it possible there could be a 3 team trade with Schaub to Rams, Barkley to Raiders?

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Nobody??

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        long/casey…more hated guys to discuss. and of course, this manufactored oregon bias

  • C-Dub

    Parked Parkey firmly on my fantasy team…couldn’t wait for the “official” announcement!

  • jon h

    with all of the focus on protecting guys and sitting out after head injuries, it might be time to expand the roster to 60 players. The Eagles are getting punished for identifying players and developing them.

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

      another 4 million in salaries for guys who won’t play? I’m for it, but I doubt the owners will be.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        when they add 2 more games by 2020, will almost have to expand roster. wait till 2025 and league expans to 36. talent will be so watered down, be ridiculous. instead of arguing over 4th rb, we’ll be arguing over 5th, that probably wouldnt even make today’s practice squad.

  • John E. Zang

    I understand the inexperience in the offense and not being a decent blocker yet but the bottom line is Josey makes plays. He has the ability to hit it. He could be the next Sproles with some experience. A one-two punch of McCoy and Josey could be something. I just hope he doesn’t get picked up in the division or by one of our competitors.

  • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

    Long with a torn ACL.

    God, I hate Casey Matthews.

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      This really blows. Matthews should be cut anyway on principal alone. There has to be a better option out there between now and tomorrow.

      • Septhinox

        If they don’t find another ilb before 9/7, Matthews is fine for his current role. Davis isn’t trying to pigeon hole him into some starting spot. His main job is STs and he’s very good that.

        • Javi Echie

          Would rather have Acho then to see Mathews sport an Eagles uniform anymore

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Caseymatthews keeps finding a way. How does this keep happening

      • Token

        Theres gotta be a street FA better after cuts. But, Oregon.

        • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

          #ButOregon

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        2 words. Nancy. Kerrigan.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    stinks for Long. hope he makes full recovery. and, so much for redshirting MSmith2. time to take off kids glove.

    • Mr. Magee

      Won’t be the same for 2 yrs. By then, who knows? Really, really bad break – for him, and the Eagles

  • Kleptolia

    Matthews stays.

    That’s 1…

    Maehl, Barner…

    • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

      They’re staying too. Don’t act like there’s a question. Don’t be surprised when they’re on the 53.

      • Kleptolia

        Surprised? I called it. And not sarcastically.

  • Token

    The Eagles still cant do better then Casey Matthews. A guy who would likely never get a NFL job again after being cut.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      still early. something might shake off tree here. 53 isnt 53 for another week.

      • Kleptolia

        I think they were keeping CM regardless. Could be wrong on that.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          he can play special teams. long as he isnt counted on the play in D-11, i’m fine.

          • Token

            physically being able to do something and being good at it are two different things.

            There is no excuse to have a Casey Matthews on your 53 man roster. Its Oregon. Thats all.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            which team has all studs 50-53 on back end of roster? he’s back end nfl talent. a meh guy. not sure he’s anything to get worked up over.
            .
            couple of you guys love that oregon bias. explain cutting Chung then

          • Token

            Who needs all studs? I just want NFL caliber players. Casey is not that. Hes a cut away from being out of the league. And the backend of the roster dont you like having some guys with upside? Some guys that may build into something?

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            no, he’s not. you seen ‘allas LBs? he’s on that roster.
            .
            of course he can be upgraded. had upgrade in place, Long, blew out ACL. let’s hope they find another.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            And NOT signing Byrd or Ward??…

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            yeah, they dont count.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Damn it! ;-)

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            watch it…ban hammer is out today.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Darn it then!

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            physically being able to do something and being good at it are two different things.

            TWSS

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    Acho reported cut too

    • Kleptolia

      That’s why I said they were planning to keep Matthews.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Nooooo. Who know the trickle down of a Travis Long injury could be so devastating.

    • Mr. Magee

      Yup

  • Kleptolia

    Sorry guys, but the troll within me is laughing uproariously at the chagrin and indignation erupting here and over at BGN, even as the human side of me sympathizes.

    I doubt it’s any consolation, but Matthews looked serviceable last night at what he does (yeah, a missed tackle, but a lot of Jets had more missed tackles than he did.). Barner is better than he’s shown thus far. Maehl is exactly what you saw last night: smart, great hands, good routes.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      For me, the fact that it’s due to injury to Long (my sincere sympathies) eliminates any angst.

      • Kleptolia

        Sorry, they were keeping Matthews anyway, if my math is right.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          I reject your reality and substitute my own

          • Kleptolia

            So many upvotes for you, sir.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            So far, I’m counting 1.

          • NineseveN

            Learn to count, n00b. :p

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    54-ydr Parkey kick gif. i dont see any wind, and that ball is arrow straight

    • Jerry Pomroy

      That’s what Andy (Andy124) said. He watched live.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        guess it didnt drop in. it’s in this tread, go little past 1/2 way thru comments. kick is smoked.

        .

        http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/8/29/6084841/philadelphia-eagles-cody-parkey-rookie-kicker-alex-henery

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          They turned that whole thread green. Love it.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          I just watched on YouTube. They had all 3 kicks off his from last night. Straight as arrow & fairly level trajectory on the long kicks (meaning he didn’t “rainbow” them just over crossbar). Nice!

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            link me, my man, please

          • Jerry Pomroy
          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            easy power too. couple yrs, gets man-strength, kickoffs will be in stands. ball has some steam on it, crappy philly winter weather wont bother him much

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yeah I just said pretty much the same thing after watching again. Seemed like he didn’t really try to boom them. Still cleared with about 10yds to spare. Both still landed in netting.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            War Eagle baby!

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            after seeing those kicks, not even sure what the discussion is about. no brainer there. Henery doesnt have that leg. important thing is ball is straight. f’n hated Henery’s power draw

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I also noticed that he doesn’t come from out wide. He attacks the ball pretty straight on with the top center of his foot & strikes through the ball. Guys that come from out wide have a tendency to push the ball off-center off their foot and the ball will some hook to it.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            The latter is very much like a pitcher with a side arm delivery where the ball has a tendency to tail off. Parkey kicks like a full overhand delivery power pitcher that drives the ball to the lower end of the strike zone.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Yeah, that drunk guy rules.

  • Mr. Wu

    Dammit…I stop checking this log for a couple of hours and I come back to find Casey Mathews is staying… thanks alot Travis Long’s knee

    • MediaMike

      Horrible

  • kid

    why is there so much hate for casey matthews who was thrown into the starting job his first year without any training camp?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      I can only guess that it has to do with the years of poor play that ensued.

      I suppose I’ll never understand how men who’s maximum effort yet poor play hurt their teams’ chances to win are the subject of such negative emotions… oh wait. Yeah, I totally understand that.

  • Mr. Magee

    Does Mathews over Acho make sense?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Yeah. It’s a non-issue imo. Matthews over Goode or Long would have been troubling to me.

    • MediaMike

      NO! Matthews sucks.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Not more than Acho though.

        • MediaMike

          Yes, more than Acho. Did you see Acho whiff like Matthews did last night on that failed sideline tackle attempt on a guy who runs a 7.69 40 yard dash?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Shortest ban ever?

          • MediaMike

            Maybe just a glitch on confined to only that article. I wish somebody would ban Casey Matthews from that roster.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            maybe they just gave you a time-out

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I’d suggest no more bodies in the river references. And maybe even toning down the overall violence level of the posts.

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    I know it’s a thorn in the saddle when the guys sitting on the bench and not playing aren’t the guys we think should be sitting on the bench and not playing, but in the end, we got Parkey. And that’s hope if nothing else. I’m good.

  • eric

    I think we should sign Pryor from Seattle

  • anon

    wow long goes on ir — 1 more year of the special teams ace. gotta give it to him he knows how to keep his job.