Eagles Get Down To 75 Players
The Eagles made a series of moves today, trimming their roster down to 75 players.
Mike Patterson has been placed on the non-football illness list, meaning he’s out for the first six weeks of the season. After that, he can return to practice, and the Eagles have three weeks to either place him on injured reserve (ending his season) or add him to the 53-man roster.
The same rules apply to Jason Peters, who’s been placed on the non-football injury list.
Meanwhile, offensive lineman Mike Gibson has been placed on injured reserve with a minor injury (hip flexor). And the Eagles have waived wide receiver Jamel Hamler.
Patterson and Peters are obviously the most notable here. Andy Reid said yesterday that Patterson could miss the entire season.
“I think that’s going to be an extended time here,” Reid said. “We’ve just got to see how that goes, if he’s able to go at all this year. We just have to see how that works out. We’ll take checkups in increments here, but right now, it’s going to be awhile.”
Patterson is recovering from offseason brain surgery.
The expectation for Peters, meanwhile, has been that he’ll miss the entire season after rupturing and then re-repturing his Achilles tendon in the offseason.
Combined, Peters and Patterson started 29 games last season. Peters made his fifth Pro Bowl, and Patterson played more snaps than any other Eagles defensive tackle.
The Eagles have until Friday night at 9 p.m. to get their roster down to 53 players.