Saturday’s Eagles Cut Tracker

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles have to cut their roster down to 53 players by 4 p.m. today.

Updated (1:38 Saturday): The Eagles waived the following players today: LB Emmanuel Acho, OL Josh Andrews, RB Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), CB Roc Carmichael, T Kevin Graf, K Alex Henery, WR Damaris Johnson, S Keelan Johnson, RB Henry Josey, LB Josh Kaddu, DT Wade Keliikipi, QB G.J. Kinne, CB Curtis Marsh, WR Ifeanyi Momah, WR Will Murphy, WR Quron Pratt, S Ed Reynolds, DT Damion Square, RB Matthew Tucker.




And here's what the 53-man roster looks like:

53man

We'll have an analysis piece up shortly.

Updated (1:09 Saturday): It sounds like the Eagles are shopping Matt Barkley and trying to get something in return for him, according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com:

I'm not sure if Barkley will have any suitors, but this makes sense, considering that the team reportedly worked out QB Thad Lewis earlier this week.

Updated (12:22 Saturday): The first cuts of the day are cornerbacks Roc Carmichael and Curtis Marsh.

Chip Kelly, meanwhile, is checking out some college football today. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer visited with the Eagles this summer, and Kelly visited Navy as well.

Updated (9:31 Saturday): No bad news for backup offensive lineman Andrew Gardner to this point. Cautious optimism from his camp that he'll make it.

In case you missed any of Friday's moves, click here for all the details. In short, the Eagles are letting QB G.J. Kinne, LB Emmanuel Acho, WR Quron Pratt, WR Ifeanyi Momah, RB Henry Josey and OL Josh Andrews go. OLB Travis Long has a torn ACL, and WR Arrelious Benn will be placed on short-term IR.

LB Casey Matthews, kicker Cody Parkey and TE Trey Burton have made the 53. Things are looking good for RB Chris Polk, OLB Bryan Braman and OL Dennis Kelly as well. The Eagles are trying to trade WR Damaris Johnson.

By our count, the roster is at 67. When you keep in mind that Lane Johnson will be placed on the reserve/suspended list, that means the Eagles have to cut 13 more players.

We'll keep this post updated throughout the day and will speak to GM Howie Roseman about the team's decisions in the late afternoon.

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  • mtn_green

    Is there a LB/st ace on the waiver wire?

    • MediaMike

      dare to dream.

    • MediaMike

      We haven’t cut any of the high-quality o-lineman as of yet. I’d love to see our 9th or 10th best guy, who is going to get dropped when Lane comes back, flipped to a team for a better LB so we can cut Casey Matthews.
      GET IT DONE HOWIE!

  • MediaMike

    Time for Barner to get cut today!

    • Kleptolia

      You’re going to be so disappointed….

      • MediaMike

        BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Tom McCabe Jr

      Why?

  • DirtyWaters

    I have a vision, a dream really, in which the 2011 draft class is in a Ten Little Indians, Highlander or possibly Final Destination type movie. Today was supposed to be the climactic scene where Kelce finally kills off Henery, Marsh and Matthews and bangs Underboob.

  • IronDukes

    Why is Casey Matthews still on this team? Why?

    • MediaMike

      I think his brother threatened to jump Chip during our game this year if Casey was cut.

  • Mike Tyner

    Just looking at the waiver wire from the past few days Ive seen a few guys I’d rather have than He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Martez Wilson DE/OLB
    Larry English DE/OLB
    Kevin Reddick LB
    Lawrence Sidbury DE/OLB
    Rob Jackson OLB
    What you guys think?

    • MediaMike

      Love it! Can any of those guys play special teams?

      • Mike Tyner

        I dont think any of them is known for it, I was just thinking more depth and pass rushing type guys that could play multiple LB spots

        • MediaMike

          We need a guy who can do both special teams and spot duty at LB.

          • Mike Tyner

            I’ll keep looking haha, there has to be someone

          • MediaMike

            Totally accomplishable. I’d still suggest we can swing a depth O-lineman who we don’t want the Giants to sign in a trade to a team for a depth LB.

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

            my list as of Sat. morning (many cuts to go):
            –OLB D.J. Roberts (bal); udfa from UT-martin. college DE, 34 olb, 6’2, 250, quick 1st step
            –OLB Xavius Boyd (buf); udfa from WKU. good college production, good athlete. 6’2, 240
            –OLB Brandon Joiner (cin); 2011 def. POY in sun belt, served 3 yr prison sentence for robbery. CIN held onto his rights, almost made team in ’13 but tore ACL. 6’3, 250

          • MediaMike

            I want you to tie these around a rock, throw them through Howie and Chip’s windows, and beat them both over the head with that rock if they don’t cut Matthews and pick up one guy from your list.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      I really liked Jackson but no idea how he’s looked in camp/pre-season. Can’t be a good sign if you’re getting cut by the ‘Skins.

      • Mike Tyner

        True, veteran minimum deal cant hurt, can it?

    • Dan

      Have to keep in mind chips “type” aka smart high achievers (in life, not just football) who play hard, esp on speicals. aka not Larry English…

      • MediaMike

        So what about stupid, low-achievers like Casey Matthews?

        • Dan

          his issue is lack of talent. he’s not regularly misreading plays or anything. i think he over-achieves his talent. he’s just got less talent than the 3rd pick in the average schoolyard game.

          His spider chart is an embarrassment to our roster:
          http://bloggingthebeast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Casey-Matthews.png

          Chip has his measurable “needs” and his intangible “needs” but when practicality limits him, so far he has chosen intangibles, hence treatment of jackson, matthews and maehl, and his love of ryans.

          • eaglespur

            bulls-eye!

  • Mike Tyner

    It would be nice to pick up Terrelle Pryor as the 3rd QB but I dont think Chip is ready to cut bait on Barkley yet even though he hasnt shown much. Granted TP is far from an accomplished passer but if Sanchez can look this good in the system, Pryor could be a nightmare(If Foles ever went down)

    • MediaMike

      NO! NO! NO!
      Terrelle Pryor is a horrible football player who has no clue how to function as a passer. That is a huge step backwards in making sure we have passers, not runners, as our QB.

      • Mike Tyner

        Well, I did say as the 3rd qb so chances are he would never play but if he could have a pre-season like Sanchez we could flip him for a decent pick.

        • MediaMike

          I’m all for the Andy Reid school of used car sales for flipping junkers for 2nd round picks.
          I’d just rather do it with passers so there isn’t any risk of having dead end scramble guys on my football field.

          • Mike Tyner

            I dont disagree with that at all. Andy fleeced a few people with guys like Feeley and Kolb

          • MediaMike

            And, even though I was a HUGE fan of Donovan and hated to see him leave, Andy knew when he was shot and ripped off Washington in that deal as well.

          • Mike Tyner

            Sure did haha, Im praying someone falls in love with Barkley and we can get a 4th or 5th for him. I just dont see him panning out in the NFL. He reminds me of Jimmy Clausen, likes to take risks but doesnt have quite enough arm to fit it in there when he needs to

          • Blaqjaq

            I don’t see Barkley as a starter in this league either, but a 4th or a 5th for him would be a gigantic fail, since he was the first player taken in the fourth round, and they had to trade up to get him (I don’t remember what they gave up, probably a 7th or something)

          • TNA

            I don’t see that as a gigantic fail because you can’t do an apples to apples comparison of drafts and draft picks. Barkley’s draft was pretty weak and he’s already given up a year of cost control. That said, he’s also developed under Chip, which should add value. I dont know what his value is honestly !

          • Blaqjaq

            I would doubt that it’s much. He probably has more value to the Birds as a third string “use only in the event of a disaster” quarterback who knows the system than any pick you might get for him.

          • Dan

            THIS! “the Andy Reid school of used car sales” AWESOME. Best post i’ve read in ages.

          • MediaMike

            Thanks. It was a thing of beauty, was it not? 2nds for Feeley, McNabb, and Kolb after all 3 where proven (after Andy traded them) to no longer be able to start in the NFL.
            Reid allowed things, for reasons I want to learn about in the future when somebody writes a book, to fall apart here at the end; but things were awesome for a lot of years with him.

      • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

        My only disagreement is look at Sanchez. Sanchez didn’t look like a good QB either. I believe there was a weeping and gnashing of teeth when he was signed here. Look at what Chip has done with him.

        • MediaMike

          But Sanchez was never a read one and run guy. I don’t mind trying to rehab guys from the garbage bin, just not scrambling bum.

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            … Because Sanchez *can’t* run. I do believe most years he was there he was a one read guy. Now that’s not his fault. That’s Rex and Schotty’s fault. However, he was still mostly a one read guy. If that is incorrect, feel free to call me out on it. I really am just speculating based on his first two years in NY, his completion percentage, and the butt fumble. Nonetheless, you’re just opposed to the fact that Pryor can run.

          • MediaMike

            Yes. Running as a QB makes you a dead end player.

          • TNA

            Umm…I think whoever plays with the Raiders OL and receivers is going to be a scrambling bum. Put Pryor in this organization and he’ll put up points. And Shady will have a field day. All day. I think there are much worse options to have as your 3rd QB. Another reason is this. Defenses will be prepping for Foles and Sanchez by crashing their DE. They don’t really have to scheme for the QB run option. If Foles and Sanchez go down, they have to completely tack their defensive scheme. On the Eagles side, the players don’t have to do anything different.
            The Eagles offense doesn’t necessitate a strong runner at QB, and it places primacy on throwing ability. But look at Mariotta. The increase in optionalilty makes it that much more difficult to defend against.

          • MediaMike

            You don’t want your QB running in the NFL. It is a dead end.

        • Kev_H

          I saw Sanchez in his first training camp and he looked great in skills, leadership, work ethic, instincts, great arm…the Jets don’t have QB development down.

          • OverreacSean Jackson, #culture

            Either way I was saying he was a one read guy. I followed up with that.

        • MagatBrackendale

          More likely the QB coach and OC. Chip is smart enough to devise systems and find people he can delegate to. No efficient leader even tries to do everything himself.

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    No more Henery!!!!

    • Mike Tyner

      He’s outta here!!!!!(Harry Kalas voice)

    • Token

      not official

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Are you playing this one overly cautious?

        • Token

          with Chip you never know.

          • Mike Tyner

            I hope he isnt crazy enough to keep 2 kickers, thats just asinine

          • MediaMike

            Truth. But that strikes me as more of a Jerry Jones stupid type move.

      • jshort

        He’s gone, ties Eli in facial expressions.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    We already had no depth at ILB and OLB, and now we lose Travis Long. Argh!

    • Mike Tyner

      Losing Long def hurts, and doubly so because of who is replacing him

  • John E. Zang

    Casey Mathews…I cannot believe my eyes. He played so poorly in every game. Proof right there that all it takes is for him to be familiar with you and you have a job. I understand having a couple of those guys but it’s glaringly obvious when virtually every Oregon guy stays over other better performing talents. Mathews over Acho?? The casual observer can see he doesn’t belong in the NFL. He takes bad angles, whiffs on tackles and can’t shed blocks . Pretty much the scouting report before the draft and he’s had years to improve.

    • MediaMike

      I’m still trying to hope we find a team that will give us a depth LB for a depth O-lineman so Matthews can be cut.

      • John E. Zang

        You really think he’d be cut? They could’ve kept Acho over him but they chose Mathews instead because Chip can’t let go. Andy Reid cursed us with this super famous nothing. He’ll probably have a job when he finally stops sucking off our pay roll in personnel or a position coach. Then he can teach everyone how to play the game like he didn’t.

        • MediaMike

          It’s totally a special teams thing. They know they can’t put Matthews on the regular field.

        • Clamdigger

          Special teams. Long, his replacement, tore his ACL.

          • John E. Zang

            I understand the Long thing but I really don’t think he was going anywhere before the injury. Casey is a staple to this team no matter what. He can have a leg amputated in a car crash and they’d find the best prosthetic technolgy offers and throw him out there.

    • OddBall

      Between Howie’s love of his draft busts and his feathers, this was inevitable. Seriously bummed that FO has not been able to find an athletic LB who can play in later rounds or un drafted. That this has lasted as long as it has speaks to some real deficiencies in talent assessment and selection. Ravens and Seahawks and Pats find these guys. Also bummed about Josey but Polk has some upside. Much more of a judgement call on that one.

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

        are you seriously this thick? he’s only staying because a non- duck got injured. howie’s love of draft busts? is it a full moon or something this weekend, bringing these phillydotcom guys around?

        • MediaMike

          We’re stuck with Matthews due to the injury, so I’m saving my anti-duck anti-everything comments for a possible Barner inclusion over Tucker on the 53.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            That seems like a done deal, right? How does Barner not make this team now? I could see him being inactive once Huff returns to take KR duties in a few weeks.

          • MediaMike

            Talk by some beat writers was that Huff is on track for week 1 and I don’t see Barner on this roster over Tucker.
            Watkins, Boykin, Sproles, and Carroll can all run back kicks if need be.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I could see Barner over Tucker, not my preference but I could see it. And isn’t Tucker Dinged, probably doesn’t help his cause. All those guys, and Brad Smith too, can run back kicks, but I’m not sure the staff sees it that way. I’m thinking we will have a Duck as our primary KR and maybe someone like Sproles will come out for the playoffs. But it will be one of the young guys who don’t play a lot early on.

        • Kleptolia

          Admit it, theycallmerob, he’s a 4th round draft bust! We all see it!

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

            i don’t get it. how’s this id!ot going to use bal. as a team finding athletic LBs in “later rounds”; their last 2 drafts they spent a 2nd rd and 1st rd pick to try and replace ray lewis.
            i hate trading the 7s and BBaS’ of the world for just run-of-the-mill internet clowns.

          • Kleptolia

            I started commenting here as an experiment to become an expert-level troll. I, too, have gotten discouraged with the low-brow trolling by unwashed masses that goes on.
            However, whenever I’m feeling down, I just start vehemently agreeing with them in all caps, up voting them, posing theories even more preposterous than theirs, and generally being a moron.

            There’s a troll in you, man. Embrace him.

          • OddBall

            Hey Roberto, if you want unabashedly pro-team content, stick to Eagles site. Look at McPhee and McLellan and ask yourself whether you wouldn’t prefer them to CM. I wasn’t talking about RL, which is a different type of player to replace than backup LBs who are ST studs. Even a pro-management shill like you has to agree with that.

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

            i’m sorry, i didn’t realize having functioning brain matter made me pro-management. I’ll gladly live with such a label.

          • Kleptolia

            YES! I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID AND I FURTHER SUBMIT THAT THE EAGLES SITE HAS A PRO-CASEY MATTHEWS AGENDA! THE ONLY REASON HE’S STILL HERE IS BECAUSE THEY KEEP PUTTING HIM OUT THERE IN EXCHANGE FOR INSIDER INFORMATION ON PLAYERS AND THEIR WIVES!!!
            YOU DON’T KNOW SO MUCH NOW, DO YOU, THEYCALLMEROB?!?!!!

            THANK YOU, GMADDOX! IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY TOLD THE TRUTH AROUND HERE!!!!!!!!!
            I ONLY REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE UPVOTE TO GIVE YOU!!!!!!!!
            GIVE US MULTIPLE UPVOTES, DISQUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • OddBall

            Other than giving you a shout out for the ALL CAPS (very effective, very forceful), I am just going to go out on a limb here and say that reading comprehension was not your strong point.

          • Kleptolia

            I don’t know what you mean. Can you say it a different way?

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

            hey, hear that? your caps are a hit! go figure

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Can’t really agree. In the new era, it’s still gone way down in terms of pure volume of posts. It’s a net gain.

      • Tom McCabe Jr

        You do know that the 2011 Draft was Reids final on in control so Matthews isn’t Howies bust right? Also, finding an OLB that can rush AND cover isn’t as easy as you think. Think of the highest profile OLBs in a 3-4 (names like Matthews(GB) Smith (SF) Woodley(PIT) Williams (BUF), and look up their pass coverage drop rates. For the most part its 13-18%. Chip wants his guys dropping like 25-30% of the time. LBs like that aren’t a dime a dozen. Can’t use lack of LB proficiency from the past either as this is a TOTALLY different system.

      • MagatBrackendale

        Off course Howie does all his own scouting also, right? That wholesale change in the personnel department before last season, Tom Gamble, new Head Coach with veto power, all new staff, all new in the training/sports science department, etc. all have nothing whatsoever to do with the product on the field. Nope. Might as well fire everybody because Howie does it all by himself. Yup.

  • hrtak

    Is Momah eligible for practice squad?

    • MediaMike

      Yes. And would be a great addition there. He need to learn how to play football for another year in actual practices. I hope he’s able to be added.

      • Dan

        same page. great athelete, can’t play? that’s what the PS is for!

    • Token

      People cant get over this guy. He cant play football.

      • Clamdigger

        Seriously, the guy sucks. He doesn’t play anywhere close to 4.3 speed. He has zero ball skills.

  • John E. Zang

    Nothing pissed me off more than another year of Mathews and cutting Josey. Sends the wrong message to players competing with next years influx of Oregon players. They’ll probably bring back Will Murphy again. I would rather keep eight receivers and five quarterbacks than hold onto little brother Casey.

    • Dan

      that would not be a good strategy to win games in the NFL…i hate matthews too and I LOVE Josey but they weren’t ever in competition. I would have kept Josey over Polk. But you need backup linebackers and special teamers. In fact Chip said that having extra linebackers on the roster to play special teams is one of his primary motivations for playing a 3-4

      • John E. Zang

        You make valid points and I would’ve kept him over Polk as well and even gave him some snaps in the offense to start replacing Sproles but it’s more than just Mathews. Look at the Barner situation. As soon as they picked him up I knew he wasn’t going anywhere. Why bring him in when we were stacked at RB? He hasn’t shown much in the return game and I might rather Damaris in that capacity.

        • Dan

          but we’re not giving Johnson a roster spot. By keeping Barner, we can cut Josey and Johnson and create a roster spot for another backup o-lineman. I don’t like it but its not totally crazy.

  • Blaqjaq

    The hatred for Casey Matthews is completely irrational. He’s a special teamer, just like several other guys who are making this team for that reason only. You all just dislike him because he’s not his brother. Do you really think you know better than the coaching staff which guys are more suited for special teams play?

    • MediaMike

      Yes. We have eyes.

    • FluxCapacitor

      Once people around here get something in their heads it is impossible for them to change it. Doesn’t matter that his situation is completely different and he is at the bottom of the roster, and only made it because of an injury. They are holding on to him being (wrongly) put into the starting lineup as a rookie.

    • Dominik

      Braman and Maragos signed good contracts because they are ST aces. We don’t need 8 of those. Braman and Maragos serve the role of those who can only play ST. No room for CM (and there wouldn’t have been room without the injury to Long).

      Please don’t tell me this guy can play Defense. Please don’t.

      • Blaqjaq

        Clearly he isn’t good enough to make the team only as a defensive backup. Acho is a better LB than Matthews. But Matthews must be a better special teamer, which is why he’s here.

    • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

      I don’t “dislike” him at all. I just like to see athletes on the field of play. Not an odd concept.

      • MediaMike

        Ha ha. I guess they didn’t like my version of “I like you!”

        • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

          I’m still getting errors trying to reply to you.

          • MediaMike

            Just one nuked post. It’ll happen, but I still think it was funny.

          • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

            I spit up my coffee…lol

    • PhillyTru

      Exactly. C Matthews has performed well enough that both Andy Reid and Chip Kelly elected to keep him on the roster, both not once but twice. Casey Matthews is obviously doing something right.

    • MagatBrackendale

      And lately he’s been on the field almost more than his brother, what with hand injuries and all.

    • himbison

      He is a 5th rounder thats everybody reacts to like a 5th overall… guess we always have to have a most hated player who would barely ever play, except the part of the game they’re actually some kind of good at

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

      ??? how the hell did you get 36 people to agree with this nonsense?

      • Blaqjaq

        Ha. Must be my impressive prose and impeccable logic.

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

          Damn right. ’cause it can’t be caseymatthews. He’s terrible.

  • Swiss

    I really liked Henry Josey.

  • MediaMike
  • TNA

    Last year, we were complaining about a lack of starter talent. At least this year, we are worried mostly about depth. I think the depth at ILB and OLB is a problem. It might be time to pull the trigger if a trade is available to bring in LB depth for someone like Barkley or Curry.

    • MediaMike

      Agreed on both points!

      • MediaMike

        reply check

        • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

          Hmmm. That one worked.

          • MediaMike

            My Full Metal Jacket quote got shut down.

          • Johnny Domino

            That’s twice, take the hint.

          • MediaMike

            You have a fresh mouth.

          • Johnny Domino

            But I don’t kiss my momma with it.

          • MediaMike

            Best way to avoid spreading the flu.

          • Johnny Domino

            She’s dead anyway.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Is a back up OLB or ILB going to help our pass rush as much as Curry will in sub packages?

      • MediaMike

        Are they actually going to put Curry on the field in sub packages?

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Yes

          • MediaMike

            I hope they do, but I need to see that to believe it. My fear is that we’re going to get no-huddled by a few better QBs (Wilson, Rodgers, Luck) in a few games and not be able to get subs on for D.
            At least we only play 3 good QBs all year who can do that to us.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I’m sure that will happen some. Not enough to make Curry a non-asset overall though.

          • MediaMike

            I hear you there. I hope the front office / coaching staff is prepared to get verbally murdered if we don’t get Curry and Graham on the field enough but also can’t get off of the field on 3rd down. The questions about “why didn’t you trade those guys?” need to be asked often if we have low usage of Curry / Graham coupled with poor pass rush.

          • mtn_green

            Think NO ran right at Curry.

          • Kleptolia

            Curry is a good pass rusher, but he needs help in 2-gap. On a play against the Jets he took a sharp inside angle on a run play, got turned around by the guard, and wound up with his back facing the running back.

            But Casey Matthews was on the field to absorb any hate, so Curry didn’t suffer from it.

      • TNA

        Barwin’s already dinged up. If he blows a knee, it makes the defense’s ability to contain much much much worse. That’ll be a bigger problem than getting a pass rush via sub packages. If Curry could keep his head up while rushing and have a little situational awareness, he’d be in the rotation and not just in sub packages. But he’s got tunnel vision out there. He’s a good wide 9 player but in this defense, where everybody has a bunch of different responsibilities, that doesn’t work.
        At least we’re hopeful Goode can hold the fort at ILB. But I’m really concerned at OLB.

  • jon h

    Where are they looking to trade Johnson? Carolina? Cleveland?

    • TNA

      Only reason the possible trade situation arises is if another team expressed interest.

      • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

        No telling what we could get from Andy for a package of Damaris and Casey Matthews.

        • MediaMike

          I’d settle for a hug and some KC BBQ

          • MediaMike

            reply check

          • mtn_green

            Autographed Kool Aid poster

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I’d settle for Tamba Hali.

          • MediaMike

            ha ha ha. Nice “settle!”

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            I could crush some Oklahoma Joe’s right about now.

        • MagatBrackendale

          He could have someone in the office buy a thank you card at Walmart and send it snail mail?

    • MediaMike

      I’d hope KC. Andy knows him already and they are going to cut Dwayne Bowe once his suspension hits because they can get out of a TON of guaranteed money.

  • Explorer51

    Two things wouldn’t surprise me if they happened: 1) Josey will be on PS; 2) Matthews, who would have been cut if Long wasn’t injured, will be replaced by a player who is going to be cut by one of the other 31 teams who is a possible OLB/ILB hybrid who can also play ST.

    • John E. Zang

      It would surprise me just for the fact that he managed to get through waivers. He won’t last long on the practice squad though.

      • Blaqjaq

        He’s 5’8″, 170 lbs, can’t block, doesn’t play special teams. Every team in the league passed on him at the draft. Clearly a future all pro.

        • MediaMike

          He’s better than Barner, so we’ll be waiting to see how the final 53 shakes out.

          • Blaqjaq

            A better running back it seems, but again, the concept that it’s more important to keep a participating special teamer rather than a 4th running back who’ll never leave the bench rears its ugly head.

          • MediaMike

            Except Barner hasn’t shown anything to indicate he’d be good at returning.

          • Blaqjaq

            No, he didn’t show much did he? And then got hurt. I’m not defending keeping Barner because like you, I wasn’t impressed. But I do believe that keeping more versatile players as your end of the bench guys makes sense.

          • MediaMike

            I hear you there. I guess it just comes down to how redundant Barner as a returner is going to be with a roster that already has Boykin, Watkins, Carroll, Sproles, and Huff who can all return.
            I’d just prefer Tucker on the roster to take carries in a share with Polk if Shady were to get hurt.

          • Blaqjaq

            Me too. And I think Polk and Tucker will be the 3rd and 4th backs. If they keep Barner it will be because they don’t think Huff will be ready for Jacksonville.

          • damrvrhunter

            Dont you let Token see this post, it is hard for many here to hear that it is important to have a reliable player be back there making “fair catches” at a minimum.

          • Blaqjaq

            Kept Reno Mahe in the league for years.

          • Token

            O geez.

            You have Huff. You have Carroll. You have Sproles. Countless options to get back there for returns. The only reason Barner sticks is because of Oregon. Thats all.

            I was under the impression Sproles would be returning. I know hes not as good at it anymore, but hes gotta earn the money somehow. Unless they are planning way more offensive snaps for him then I anticipated.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I think we’ll see more 2 back sets this year. Just to throw another wrinkle in and keep opposing defenses honest & not just constantly crashing in on McCoy.

            I get the sense that Kelly is building an offense that can change on the fly to take advantage of whatever the defense is giving them, but also retaliate to how the defense is playing them & is able to take something away.

          • Tom McCabe Jr

            How’s he better than Barner? I like josey, just asking. I mean all we really have to go on is collegiate stat for both and Barner was pretty damn productive in this system. (1800 yds and 20TDs rushing)

        • damrvrhunter

          +1 Clearly a future all pro indeed.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          You’re discrediting him by 24lbs. He weighs 194lbs, not 170. Huge difference.

  • Breathe 21

    We need a WR who can play on the outside if Coop or Mac get hurt. We have a bunch of slot guys, but no vertical threats.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I think you’d see Matthews slide outside in that situation. Huff being injured doesn’t help the situation either.

      • anon

        I’d be nice if we just went WR / WR in first and second or even got a tall guy like benjamin. Our depth at that position is a little dicey. it’d be nice to have a playmaker.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          I’m confused. So you’re saying that you’d rather have Benjamin over Matthews?

      • Breathe 21

        idk, they’ve been playing him exclusively at the slot. We would be in trouble if he was starting outside. Maybe next year, but he doesn’t look ready for the outside.

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

    can we sign the PSU kicker?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      I love the kid. He’s really gotten turned around. Awesome story.

      • Johnny Domino

        Got a tackle on the kickoff, didn’t he?
        FickenALeg

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard
    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Pretty excited about not having to face Holliday

    • MagatBrackendale

      It would seem that there is a hamstring virus making the rounds in New York.

  • Johnny Domino

    Late to the party this morning, but if Burton sticks are they keeping 4 TE or is Casey being moved/cut?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      My guess if 4 TE. They kept 4 last year too.

      • Johnny Domino

        Maybe he sees a little Ertz in him. Play him in the slot.

  • Token

    So Chip is at the Ohio State game. Maybe wont see cuts until later on. Didnt he say he meets with every cut? Unless they cut everyone yesterday and it somehow didnt leak.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Yea that struck me as a little odd

    • JosephR2225

      Maybe met with some this morning.

    • Javi Echie

      The Chip Kelly & Urban Meyer bromance is real

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Chip’s a big service guy, too. He’s probably there as much for Navy as he is for Urban. Killing two birds with one stone in going to that game.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      He’s in Baltimore, not a far drive.

      • Token

        I WANT MY CUT LIST NICK!!!!

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          Hahaha hey man, we got March and Roc the hell outta here. I’m feeling a little better than I was yesterday.

          • Token

            Marsh will be back for 2015 training camp.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Nope.

      He said everyone they cut meets with him, their position coach and their coordinator before they leave, but the announcement isn’t necessarily done face-to-face.

      For example, Acho got a call from Howie, met with Chip later:

      http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2014/08/27/wake-call-august-27/

    • Johnny Domino

      Does he charge the miles to the pro scouting department?

  • CHRIS – CB with dreads

    Roc released

    EDIT: also seeing marsh cut as well

  • Tikkit, draft crapshoot

    BREAKING NEWS: The Roc and Marsh show, loosely based on NFL cornerbacks that aren’t actually football players, has been cancelled. Tune in next week for something MUCH better.

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    We can all wake up from our Curtis NightMarsh.

  • Tom w

    Coach kelly. All football all the time. We landed a keeper. Thanks howie.

  • Clamdigger

    Nice coverage, Darsh.

  • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

    Excellent cuts. Good way to start the day.

  • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

    Too bad these guys weren’t great special teamers. Maybe we coulda got rid of… oh, never mind.

  • PhillyTru

    If Chip is attending the ohio state-navy game then that tells me all the roster cut decisions have already been made.

    • anon

      cant think of any hard decisions left.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Now that the Eagles traded UDFA Fluellen for a kicker, will people chill about drafting Marcus Smith “II” high?

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    there is often one player on the Eagles roster who fans hate and believe he’ll be cut every season, but he hangs on. Perhaps professional coaching staffs see things the average fan doesn’t? Reno Mahe, Greg Lewis, Considine… are a few examples. There are others over the last 20 years. Koy boy Detmer comes to mind. Now it’s Casey Matthews.

    I can’t be too concerned with the bottom 10 roster spots. If the team ever needs to rely on them to be starting, we’re screwed no matter which bottom of the rung player(s) they keep.

    One thing they’re known to do is bring in new ST players throughout the course of the season and release guys who barely made the roster in late August.

  • damrvrhunter

    Kempski is reporting that the Eagles are really trying hard to trade Barkley: maybe they have decided that Barkley is no better than any guy off the street and is taking up a spot for Henery. Meaning they are looking to extend the competition between Henery and Parkey into the early season.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I honestly don’t think they’d be looking to trade Barkley just to keep Henery on the roster. They basically have an extra roster spot for the 1st four weeks with LJ’s suspension to hold onto Henery if they were looking to continue the kicking battle into the season. Then when LJ was cleared, they’d have to waive one of the two to make room for LJ anyway.

      • damrvrhunter

        I am guessing they need two roster spots and that extra one will be from carrying just two QBs leaving Brad Smith as the emergency third on game day. And if need be sign a street level QB who is no worse than Barkley if not better.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          But they don’t “need” to clear an extra roster spot is what I’m saying. Someone will have to be waived in 4wks to make room for LJ regardless. If they wanted to extend a kicking competition, they could easily use that extra spot for that. Plus, they can always sign a QB to the practice squad & activate him if necessary due to emergency with Brad Smith as your emergency game day QB as you mentioned.

          • damrvrhunter

            OK Henery is gone now!

    • MagatBrackendale

      It would make more sense to trade Barkley for another LB, inside or outside, doesn’t matter. Need depth and linebacker skill set. Besides how would trading Barkley for another player free up a space?

      • damrvrhunter

        I mean trade Barkley for the famous “conditional” pick in 2015.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          You can get more than a conditional pick for him I’d guess. He wants an opportunity to compete to start. That screams Rams. With Bradford out again they need a young guy with some upside that they may be able to develop if Sam doesn’t come back from this one or they decide to move on from him. Just makes sense. There is also a chance that the Raiders are interested in Barkley & the Rams are interested in taking a stab at Schaub. If the Raiders went with Carr as their starter, they may want to move Shaub. That still gives Barkley an opportunity to compete for starter against Carr.

          • damrvrhunter

            Good analysis on the possible landing spots for Barkley. Be nice if one of those organizations believe a little in Barkley.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yeah, I think the Raiders are posturing a bit as if they value Schaub more than they do. By refusing to name a starter, they leave their intentions open and can increase Schaub’s value to them to another team like the Rams to drive up price. If that were to go down though, the Raiders may want a younger insurance policy to Carr and Barkley would be a local favorite amongst fans to draw buzz.

  • Token

    Remember when Taj Boyd was supposed to be good?

    • damrvrhunter

      Those were the days when picks 1 though 6 in the 2014 draft was going to be all QBs: Mariotta, Bridgewater, Manziel, Huntley, Boyd, etc. A Bonanza!

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Devin Gardner is making Hundley look bad. I’ve always liked Gardner’s potential in that athletic QB niche.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Agreed. He has stretches where he throws the ball really well. Got a new OC this year, maybe he’ll progress. Nothing against him personally, but I hope he doesn’t. Need a few bad picks from him to help PSU by them. :)

  • Weapon Y

    Some sucker (cough, Raiders/Rams/Browns) will jump on Barkley. Keep him until he can be moved for the right price.

  • dislikedisqus

    Given how little 3d QBs play, if you can get value for one it makes sense.

  • Weapon Y

    Personally, I like keeping 3 QBs on the roster. Especially now that Sanchez is playing great and could definitely leave Philly to become a starter elsewhere next year. Good backup QBs are very valuable commodities and it’s important to have a guy who can step into that role. If things work out, you can trade them for a 2nd-4th round pick, but you need someone who can take their place afterward. If Barkley goes, I want someone else who can be Sanchez’s successor as #2 QB next year.

    • damrvrhunter

      Why not just keep two and not trade your backup during the season ?

      • Weapon Y

        You probably misunderstood my point, although I might not have been clear enough. You wouldn’t necessarily trade your backup during the season. I meant do it after the season. Let the #3 QB get his feet wet with the team until you can get good value for the #2 QB. Then, the #3 QB needs to step up and become a good #2 QB.

        • damrvrhunter

          OK I get it now. Maybe Kelly does not feel the need to keep a roster spot for the traditional third “developmental” QB especially when the spot is occupied by a player with little upside.

          • Weapon Y

            Maybe not. He did have Barkley in that role last year, but maybe that’s because he was unsure of what he had in his other young QB, Foles, at the time. Now that Foles has a monster season on his resume and is still young, that third developmental QB could be unnecessary. IMO I would still use one, but I get Chip’s logic if he chooses otherwise.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Kinne

      • Weapon Y

        I don’t see it. He just doesn’t look the part. Barkley barely looks the part, but he’s clearly better than Kinne, so that should tell you all you have to know.

        • RIP illa

          Clearly better??? Not seeing that. And I’m not sure we’re your OP is coming from. We just worked out Lewis and are now trying to trade Barkely. Kinda a 2+2 thing. Eventhough I’m not a Lewis fan at all, I’m pretty sure we’re gonna keep 3 on our roster. Also any 3 QB that we’re bringing in or currently have (Barkely) will not be anywhere close to Sanchez’s level. Don’t have the data in front of me, but I’m pretty sure there’s not alotta good 3rd QBs developing into good/really good 2s.

          • Weapon Y

            Purely a hypothetical. Kinne just doesn’t have the same natural passing skills Barkley does (which isn’t that much either, but still). Chip might or might not keep 3 QBs. I don’t know for sure what he’ll do. A.J. Feeley and Kevin Kolb both come to mind as young #3 QBs who became good #2 QBs. We got great value in return for them (not counting DRC lol). That’s one thing Andy deserves a lot of credit for, and I hope Chip emulates him that way.

          • RIP illa

            OK, gotcha.

  • damrvrhunter

    OK everyone rest easy Barner is gone per Roob.

  • B-West

    Maehl over Reynolds is the big upset to me. Hopefully Reynolds makes it to the practice squad, I think he could be good with time.

    I’m glad they went with only 3 RBs. The success of those backs has a lot to do with Chip Kelly and the line. In a worst case injury scenario, we can find guys to produce.

    • damrvrhunter

      Keeping in line with the significant devaluation of the RB position over the last 10 seasons or so.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        But not on this team. Polk better visit some holistic faith healers b/c if Shady goes down for any extended period of time we’re screwed!

    • RIP illa

      Shady was the only one with success last year, and that was not due to Chip and the line, for the most part. So…

      Keeping 3 RBs is fine, as long as one of them isn’t 31 who hasn’t been featured as a RB in years and the other isn’t always inured. Shoulda kept Tucker. But will wait to see who we’re putting on PS before being really disappointed.

      • B-West

        Chip has a pretty strong track record when it comes to the running game. Also, somebody help me out with Polk’s insane per carry average. Small sample, but I’d call that success. Brown had a bad year, but that seemed like a fit thing to me. Brown seems like more of an old school, follow your blocks and a FB type of runner. He looked uncomfortable in space.

        I never really saw anything spectacular out of Tucker. I assumed the team liked him so he might stick around, but he seemed like a dime a dozen type of runner.

        • RIP illa

          Yes Chip ran the ball more than Andy. That’s the most significant contribution to Shady’s success last year. Although earlier in last year there were way too many outside runs being called, but luckily Chip toned it down with that later on and started to us Casey as a blocker to seal the edge. Way too many times that Shady had to make something outta nothing and make our OL look better, rather than our OL making him look better. Way too many times.

          Brown rarely, and inconsistently, followed his blocks, nor hit the hole at the right time. That was the most frustrating part about him.
          And Polk’s YPC is a seriously overused stat that proves nothing, but he had a couple nice runs to inflate the number outta what…11 carries or something???

          Tucker hits the whole that the play is designed for and follows his blocks. If the whole is not there or if he gets to the second level, then he has enough agility, ability, and acceleration to make one quick cut and pick up 2 or 3 yards that shouldn’t have been there, before dropping his shoulder and giving defenders a nice little pop. Not every back can do that. But hey, if there are backs that can then fine. I don’t care whether he’s dime a dozen or not…I would still prefer to have him on over the chronic injured Polk, in addition with our OW Sproles.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Agreed.

    • Token

      Reynolds blows. Another wasted pick.

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

        hahahahaha stellar analysis.

        • B-West

          Perfect autocorrect wasn’t it?

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          found Allen in 7th, but they still are clueless

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

            i heard real GMs find a way to get every day 3 pick on the field

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Matthews hasn’t even caught a regular season pass yet. Bust.

        • Token

          O please. I told you exactly what he was when he was drafted. Tell me again how good he looked in his high school game tape. Certainly you cant hit on every pick. But man, you gotta hit on more then not. Wasting 4th and 5th rounders isnt something a good team can keep doing. Everyone holding Allen up as the shimmering light of this draft tells me all I need to know up to this point.

          • RIP illa

            I like Reynolds over Margos, and believed he looked better than him in preseason, with everything taken into account.

          • Token

            That could be. Be Margos is a ST “ace”. So his spot was never in danger.

          • RIP illa

            Yup, just like Braman, who I also think doesn’t deserve a spot on the squad. All I’m saying is that it’s not a wasted pick based on Reynolds ability. Yet it is a wasted pick based on Bowie signing Margos previously to picking Reynolds and knowing Chips hard on for ST aces. Here’s to hoping that Allen, Wolff, and Jenkins remain healthy through the whole season.

          • Token

            If Reynolds had a little bit of promise as a S they would have kept him over someone else given how bad the position is IMO.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I thought Braman showed well when he got to play D Thursday night. Good going forward at least. I didn’t notice him in coverage.

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

            Wasting 4th and 5th rounders isnt something a good team can keep doing.

            as andre 3000 said a decade ago, I’m going to go ahead and just let you marinate on this for awhile. because really, token, even for you — complaining over 1 of our 2 5th rd picks not even making the team is blasphemous. Forgetting that the other 5th, 6th (Sproles!), and 7th are all set to make pretty solid contributions, let alone the team.

          • Token

            Clay Harbor, Mike Kafka, Keenan Clayton, Trevard Lindley, Riley Cooper, Rickey Sapp, Julian Vandervelde, Dion Lewis, Alex Henery, Casey Matthews, Dennis Kelly, Brandon Boykin, Earl Wolff, Matt Barkley, Ed Reynolds, Taylor Hart, Jaylen Watkins.

            The 4th and 5th rounders since 2010. Sorry, but you still gotta be getting players in the middle rounds. These arent 7th rounders. These are the building blocks. Not all gonna be studs, but you need some solid guys. I see 2 good players on that list of 17. 9 complete duds.

            You love you some Howie.

  • DuckHunterSThompson

    Just a reminder, future Eagles are playing tonight. If any of you wanted to “scout.” :)

    • Tom w

      1030 vs s dakota. Like ten draft eligible guys …. Center, corner, olb, ilb, qb etc

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Here is what the Eagles' 53-man roster looks like. pic.twitter.com/FAXIFuZkcq— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) August 30, 2014

  • Jeff Asay

    Alex Henery era is over. Thank you Chip!

  • Michael Myers

    I am shocked we let both Josey AND Tucker go…

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      RB are a dime a dozen. see it in the draft. if it’s a devalued position in April/May, no reason to think different today. think they expect those guys to get thru waivers is all

      • Michael Myers

        I would be surprised if at least one isn’t picked up quickly…

        • damrvrhunter

          I am not sure there are a lot of teams scrambling for RBs

  • Bullwinkle

    It seems that quite often, the reason for holding onto marginal players who will never be starters or key contributors on O or D, is that they can play special teams. Based on that, one would think that the Eagles must have the best special teams in football. Obviously, this is not the case. I have nothing against any of these players, but I find it frustrating if players with real potential are cut, because somebody has decided they can’t play special teams as well as somebody else. I might feel differently about this, if the Eagles special teams were something special.

    • John E. Zang

      They better have some damn good special teams this year. I think it’s becoming a bit of an u healthy obsession of his.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    ugh, Maehl over Reynolds? hope he makes it to PS

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

      if coop or mac miss any time, it would have left just B. Smith as the only backup WR for the outside. Keeping 9 on the OL and Burton messed with some of the predictions a bit.
      Like every team’s 6th WR situation….i’m hoping he just doesn’t ever have to see the field

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        you are right, all true, cant argue against 1 word….but, still, Maehl?! yuk

  • JAMIN67

    Hmm…a little surprised we are only keeping 3 RB, given that Polk has a hamstring injury (which can linger). Really would have felt better if we kept 4 for now…either Tucker or Josey.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    guess they couldn’t find any taker for DJ2…hummm, who knew? besides every poster on PM24/7

  • Chip

    HENERY IS GONE PER BLEACHERREPORT!!!!!!!!

  • Token

    Well I guess its mostly good news…. I said before that keeping more then 3 RBs seemed like a waste since guys like Tucker are on the streets. But I didnt expect them to keep 3 with injured Polk being #3. They must love the guy. Chip must really not think a ton of Tucker or Josey. Obviously he thinks a lot of his OL depth. I still think I would have kept Tucker/Josey over Maehl.

    Jeff Maehl made a NFL roster again. Along with Casey. Incredible. Tho im hoping they bring in a real LB and cut Casey soon.

    Barner im not gonna get too excited about. He seems like a guy they bring back after week one. I have a sickening feeling about it. Hopefully some team claims him.

    Reynolds was a bad pick, thought it at the time. You really gotta be bad for Howie to cut you this soon. Especially at a need position.

    Henery is gone. Thats great news.

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

      I bet by the end of the day, if you pull up the 5th round of this year’s draft, many of those guys (especially the ones after Reynolds at pick 162) will be unemployed.

      Here’s the last 10 players stars picked at 22 in rd 5:
      Ed Reynolds Eagles
      Jeff Locke Vikings
      Bradie Ewing Falcons
      Jeremy Kerley Jets
      Austen Lane Jaguars
      Cody Glenn Redskins
      Roy Schuening Rams
      C.J. Gaddis Eagles
      Marcus Maxey Chiefs
      Justin Green Ravens

      • damrvrhunter

        I am beginning to see that the dude is “….against the wind…”

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        A bunch of All-Pros, plus Reynolds and Gaddis.

      • Token

        Jimmy Staten – Seahawks

        As far as I can see that is the only other 5th rounder taken after Reynolds to be cut.

        It is not common to see 4th or 5th rounders cut right out of the gate. Regardless of what feelings you have for Howie Roseman, thats just not good. The positive tho is that he realized the mistake and admitted it very quickly.

    • John E. Zang

      I don’t think they cut him because they didn’t like his potential. They’re trying to save a roster spot for someone who is more game ready. He will probably land on the squad if he’s not picked up.

  • Corey Dawson

    They cut Reynolds? Hate when draft picks get cut. Hopefully he makes it through to the practice squad.

    • SoCalEaglesFan

      Perhaps he makes it to the PS. Personally, I’m happy to see this staff cut bait when they know. Worst thing teams do is keep players just because they drafted them, which really only compounds the mistake they made on draft day. Andy Reid was notorious for this. Keeping less skilled draft picks over better undrafted players.

      I’m fine if Reynolds makes it onto the practice squad. But he clearly isn’t ready to play in the NFL right now.

      • John E. Zang

        I hear you but I don’t think they cut him because he was a mistake. I think they see that he needs experience and is a bit behind so they didn’t want to use a roster spot on him and took their chances to see if they can get him on the squad.

  • Michael Spinelli
  • Tom w

    Psquad hopefuls – tucker josey reynolds gardner momah pratt mays acho … 2-3 new guys instead probably

    • Token

      Cant keep wasting spots on Momah and Acho. They had their chances. They cant play.

      • Tom w

        Neither can matthews or maehl but we kept them. Atleast momah showed alotta improvement I bet den kelly gets cut when lane comes back

      • damrvrhunter

        Classic strawman.

        • Token

          You will have to explain why. Or do you just see that phrase tossed around on forums?

          • damrvrhunter

            Who is arguing for Acho or Momah to be on the 53?

          • Token

            The poster is talking about practice squad. Try reading before saying things that dont make sense.

          • damrvrhunter

            So you are arguing against putting certain players on a 10 man practice squad. You have progressed from the bottom 5 of the 53 man to the bottom 10 of the 63 man. You sure have your priorities in tow Strawman.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        At least in the case of Momah you saw a noticeable improvement. I’d be more inclined to to accept keeping him on the PS than someone who hasn’t shown any improvement, or has zero possible upside. I’d drop him after this year though if he couldn’t make next year’s squad.

      • John E. Zang

        Just because Acho got cut doesn’t mean he can’t play. It’s a numbers game. He played fine with his chances it’s just physically impossible to beat out Casey Mathews. I mean the guy couldn’t have done a worse job out there but here we are.

    • Dan

      gardener def wouldnt clear waivers (and therefore was kept). he might start for the giants…

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Yeah, but you or I might start for the Giants…..

      • Tom w

        Yep missed that. Maybe we pick up stephen hill if jets cut him

        • damrvrhunter

          USA today is reporting the Jets did cut him.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Acho’s job the last two years has been to beat out caseymatthews and he’s failed to even manage that. He got here because the Browns deemed him surplus to requirements and when we released him last time nobody in the league thought him worthy of a roster spot. He’s no good, time to move on.

      Also no good – Momah.

      • damrvrhunter

        So you were not one of the masses screaming for Acho last season cut day?

        • OldDuckMcDoc

          Correct, I was not. I was one of those quietly laughing at people for getting unreasonably excited about his performances against some scrubs.

          For the same reason I was one of those yesterday who was just fine with us ditching Josey.

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

            you wouldn’t believe it, but there are now a few on igglesblitz comments upset over the Parkey/Henery decision.

            eagles fans are amazingly impossible.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            That’s awesome.

            I can’t pretend I’m thrilled with the kicker situation because I haven’t seen enough of Parkey, but he – and every kicker currently on the street would have to be truly awful for us to ever rue the day we cut Henery.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m not a paid expert, but I have kicked the ball (football) a few times & also played some semi-pro soccer. Just looking at Parkey’s mechanics is something to be very positive about. You can see where the line drive kicks come from. Add in the leg strength and it’s something worth taking a longer look at.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Completely. Don’t get me wrong I’m 100% on board with the decision to keep Parkey over Henery, just in an ideal world I’d like to have seen more of him here. We wound up having to make a decision based on relatively small amounts of evidence due to Henery struggling in PS in Murderleg being terrible.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            No, I know what you’re saying. That’s why I pointed those positives out. I have to believe that’s what the coaching staff saw when they dealt for him. He was also 2/2 in Indy. Hopefully he picked Vinatieri’s head while there as well.

      • John E. Zang

        He clearly outperformed Mathews. Mathews didn’t make the cut because he “won” the job. He’s a duck and part of a famous football family. Acho got a raw deal twice. If I were him I wouldn’t want anything to do with the Philadelphia Ducks.

  • southy

    Whoa. 3 RBs and 4 TE’s. Shocker.

    And I’m trying to picture Howie on the phone selling Barkley’s skillz to another GM…

    • Dan

      You gotta think kelly basically said “look i can make any back work. cut ‘em all and put whomever survives on the PS in case we need them”

  • Kleptolia

    That went about as I figured.

    ….except Barner, of course.

  • Tom w

    Wow stephen hill and vincent brown cut. They are both offering more at wr than smith or maehl. Also like deandre coleman rontez miles at safety

    • RIP illa

      Stephen Hill can’t catch. At least Maehl can do that. And I hate the fact that Maehl is on the 53.

      • Tomw

        Gotta get open first. Doubt maehl can do that against starting corners.

        • Dan

          if guys get hurt and he needs to play on O, they can find someone else. he’s here to cover kicks

        • RIP illa

          This is true, and part of the reason why I hate Maehl being on our team, but still can’t go there on Hill.

      • OldDuckMcDoc

        Yeah, you have to go some to get drafted high by a team as short on WR talent as the Jets and still get cut inside three years. Sure I remember reading one of their scouts thought he warranted comparison with Megatron as well. Yeesh.

        • damrvrhunter

          Measurables were off the charts but he played in a college system at Georgia Tech that was practically a wishbone offense so much so he barely caught 30 balls total for his career. I honestly thought back then taking a chance on him with a second round pick was a good idea but I have matured. 4th round and latter is fine for developmental projects and old guys.

          • Blaqjaq

            Howie doesn’t agree with you. We took our developmental player in the first round this year.

          • damrvrhunter

            Howie would likely say that the caveats are QB, LT and OLB.

        • John E. Zang

          I laughed my butt off when they took him in the second round. Poor Rexy knows defense but man does he miss the mark on the other side of the ball. Geno Smith has no chance.

  • Kleptolia

    I was hoping Chip would go ultimate troll and keep every last Oregon player he had.

    It would have been bad for the team, but HILARIOUS!!

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      I can’t lie, part of me would’ve found that hilarious, although it would mean we’d all need to figure out how to spell KellyKellyKelliiipi.

      Such a shame all the pre-emptive hate posts about keeping Barner went to waste :(

      • Kleptolia

        I know, right?!

  • PaoliBulldog

    Thus far Chung is still a Patriot (as I write, they need to cut one more player to reach 53). If he sticks, the Eagles will save about $1MM on this year’s cap.

    • Dan

      wow – great find!

      • PaoliBulldog

        Chung is a vested veteran whose salary for 2014 will become guaranteed if he is on the roster in week 1. So I guess he could get cut this next week and the Eagles would be on the hook for his guaranteed money.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    Peace out Henery. That’s what ya get for having one too many vowels in your name.

  • Fly High

    Seeing the 53, I wonder if the practice squad will look like… (if they don’t get picked up) Kinne, Tucker, Josey, Reynolds, Momah, Villaneuva, Andrews, Graf, Pratt, K Johnson?
    Also things will have to shift when Lane and Benn become available, I also wonder if they Eagles pick up this year’s Goode? Another linebacker or DB?

    • damrvrhunter

      Benn gets released once he is off the injured reserve or reaches an injuru settlement with the club.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I believe Caplan said he also cannot sign back with us once off the list.

        • damrvrhunter

          Right. It is the non returnable IR designation that allows the player to continue to rehab on your premises and dime/time while getting paid and not counting against your 53. Sort of like workers compensation.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      My dream is they find a back up ILB on the wire, making Matthews expendable. They sign Josey to the practice squad and they’ve cut Barner. These moves would make the last two days of outrage null and void

  • killer Indian

    What happened with Ed reynolds , why did he get cut.

    • RIP illa

      Cuz he’s not an ST ace!

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Can someone shed some light on Thad Lewis? Is he a “mobile” QB? I would think if the team decides to keep a 3rd QB on roster, they’d not carry one on PS. But if they ultimately did go with just 2 QBs on 53, they’d have one on the PS. Either way, given the amount of athletically mobile QBs we’ll face this season, we could use a guy that can play that role in practices.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      By the way, I count 7 total games of having such QBs. I’m including Luck & Rodgers in that count.

    • RIP illa

      29 year old with some mobility, who’s been in the league way to long too be as bad as he is. Never ever really challenged for a starting spot, although he did get to start in B-lo, but showed next to nothing. I think he’s comfortable with being a career #3, which goes against the competition culture that Chip preaches. However, Shumer knows him from his CLE days and was comfortable enough with him to give him a workout.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Ok, that’s what i knew of him but was unsure about the “mobility” & was just making sure. It’s also possible he was brought over to work out for the PS.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          I’m not sure what the PS eligibility rules are, something about 1 full season or two partials? But it’d be pretty odd for someone that old to be PS eligible.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Mike Kafka is PS eligible. But yeah I don’t know what the rules are either. I know that Lawlor had a list of guys that were eligible up courtesy of Sam Lynch and Kinne wasn’t on that list, but I imagine he is. He’s mobile enough for that role. Guess we’ll see. I’d just be concerned because that’s almost half the regular season we’ll see a mobile QB.

  • Amar, CB who bought in

    i don’t get it, only 3 RBs. No Tucker, no Josey ?? They gotta be injured, otherwise its a very risky move.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      Or they sign one of those two to the practice squad. I’m surprised they kept four tight ends and three running backs, but I think they don’t see a big difference with the three running backs they cut and expect to see at least one signed back.

      • Amar, CB who bought in

        I think there is bigger market for the RBs compared to that for Trey Burton. I think he has a better chance of clearing waivers than Josey or Tucker.
        then maybe, they are grooming him to replace James Casey towards the latter part of the season.

        • Rockedupeaglesfan

          Bigger market yes, but also a much deeper market. RB is probably the easiest position to replace in the NFL, especially when you are talking about your 4th RB. Tucker was on the PS last year and never played, so it’s not like he has some huge upside. If Burton is a potential 2nd or 3rd TE than I’m glad they kept him. Celek and Casey can’t have a ton of time left in green.

          • Will, Always Shady in CA

            I think Casey is gone next year. He is due 4 mil and can be cut with no cap hit after this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets traded before the season.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I agree that this is the last year for Casey, so while the move to keep Burton doesn’t make a ton of impact for 2014, it makes solid sense moving forward

  • damrvrhunter

    Per Dan Wetzel: Joe Banyard gained 111 yards on a mere 18 carries for the Vikes got cut. So it is confirmed Joseys are on at least one other teams’ 75 man roster. Could there be more of them out there?

  • Explorer51

    Man, I know this has been discussed and puked over for the past few years but with the release of Marsh and Henery, we have two (and I hope only one soon) players from an 11 player (two 4s, 5s, 6s, and 7s) 2011 draft. The players from that draft year should be in their prime right now and we have one friggin’ starter…Kelce.

    We’ll never know if the main culprit was Andy, Joe, or Howie and, clearly, none of them will take “credit.” My pick is Andy…he may not have had the title but he had the power.

    It’s kind of like a miracle that we are where we are today…a solid playoff contender. But just imagine where we could have been. OK, I’ll shut up now.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      2012 draft kinda made up for that one. But does make you wonder what if we had made some better selections that year. Unfortunately we’ll never know.

      • MediaMike

        Yes, but the entire draft will always be able to viewed so the 20/20 hindsight gang can point out the better guys we missed!

  • Pennguino

    I don’t get the 6 WR, 7 if you count Benn on limited IR. They are never going to go 5 wide. Shady, Sprolles, Ertz, or Celek will always be on the field.

    • OldDuckMcDoc

      Why would you count Benn? He’s cut as soon as he’s healthy.

      • Pennguino

        Thought he was on the IR where he could return to the active roster in week 8 but allowed to practice beginning week 6.

        • Will, Always Shady in CA

          Nope, he’s on short term IR not IR designated to return. As soon as he’s healthy, he’s gone.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Yup. But honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of that until yesterday.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Me either. I think it’s new this year.

            Is anyone else excited about a possible farm system? Or should I say developmental league?

          • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

            That could be hilarious on a number of levels. Recovering felons and the like?
            Sorry… just feeling snarky at the moment. Dunno why.

          • Will, Always Shady in CA

            Same here, I thought we were keeping him until I found out what that was.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Per Sam Lynch (via Igglesblitz), these are your PS eligible players…

    Matt Barkley
    GJ Kinne
    Matthew Tucker
    Emil Igwenagu
    BJ Cunningham
    Will Murphy
    Ifeanyi Momah
    Matthew Tobin
    Andrew Gardner
    Michael Bamiro
    Brandon Bair
    Joe Kruger
    Alejandro Villanueva
    Travis Long
    Josh Kaddu
    Emmanuel Acho
    Keelan Johnson
    Davon Morgan

    Eligible for the two 2-year veteran practice squad spots

    Excludes those who are highly unlikely to be cut, such as Fletcher Cox or Nick Foles. Note that those denoted by a * become ineligible for the practice squad after their their 6th game on an NFL roster in 2014.

    Chris Polk*
    Kenjon Barner
    Damaris Johnson*
    Jeff Maehl
    David Molk
    Dennis Kelly*
    Vinny Curry*
    Damion Square
    Najee Goode*
    Jacob Knott
    Earl Wolff

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Not eligible…

    Not eligible for the PS in 2014

    All players on this list are not eligible because they have dressed for too many NFL regular season games in a prior season and have accrued more than 2 years towards free agency.

    Arrelious Benn
    Julian Vandervelde
    Brayan Braman
    Jason Phillips
    Casey Matthews
    Nolan Carroll
    Roc Carmichael
    Curtis Marsh
    Chris Maragos

    • http://www.damokleez.com EaglefaninAZ

      Matthews has pretty much been on the “Physically Unable to Perform” list since he was drafted.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    And here is a link to that page on Igglesblitz. The practice squad eligibility rules are listed at the bottom of the page.

    http://igglesblitz.com/practice-syndrome/

  • John E. Zang

    Cutting Tucker and Reynolds is another head scratcher. We went from great depth at Rb to almost none. Polk can’t be counted on for too many snaps and neither can Sproles and he’s more of a reciever really. If Shady goes down yikes. Thought Tucker was much improved and had a good size speed combo. Maybe Reynolds will be on the practice squad I guess but it’s also risky because maybe someone liked him in the draft and will take him now.

    • John E. Zang

      I’ve said my piece on Mathews but couldn’t they at least have dumped Maehl then? Jeesh. I hope they are able to PS Josey, Reynolds, Tucker and Momah.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Chiefs cut Succop so two decent veteran kickers are available if Parkey doesn’t work out.

  • Guest

    Just home from a 5 hour rehearsal/band meeting, so I couldn’t keep up all day, but I’m happy with today’s cuts. Would have been awesome if’n that one younger brother guy could have been on the list, but there has to be some signings that may take care of that. One can hope. He’s kinda like Henery with real cleats.