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:
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:
Hearing from multiple sources that Eagles are open to trading Matt Barkley, & not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 30, 2014
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.
Roc Carmichael has been informed of his release, per source.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) August 30, 2014
Curtis Marsh said the #Eagles informed him of his release yeaterday. He met with Chip Kelly and coaches.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 30, 2014
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.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly in the press box here in Baltimore for Ohio State-Navy
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) August 30, 2014
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.