Eagles Wake-Up Call: Depth Chart Released

The Eagles released their post-cut depth chart late Friday evening. Here are some observations:

* Nick Foles is officially listed as the second-string quarterback behind Michael Vick. Trent Edwards made it clear in a conference call with reporters that Foles is the No. 2, and his job is to help the other signal-callers out.

* King Dunlap is your starting left tackle, as expected. Dallas Reynolds is listed as the backup center.

* The running back depth chart still reads LeSean McCoy followed by Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown and Chris Polk.

*Phillip Hunt and Darryl Tapp are second on the depth chart at defensive end. Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry are behind them. (When the depth chart was first posted, Graham was ahead of Hunt.)

* Cullen Jenkins and Derek Landri top the depth chart at defensive tackle. Fletcher Cox is next in line.


Hopefully you kept hitting refresh on the Birds 24/7 homepage Friday. If you did, then you know it was a busy day. (And thank you.)

Here’s what the 53-man roster looks like. The original 53 lasted all of a few minutes, as it was soon announced that they had traded for Cleveland safety David Sims.

Edwards, of course, beat out Mike Kafka for the final QB spot. He had a tough time sleeping Thursday night before finally getting the good-news call from the Eagles brass.

Andy Reid chimed in on the decision to let go of Kafka and keep Edwards.

Joselio Hanson was a quasi-surprise cut. Sheil breaks down why Brandon Boykin was chosen over him.


The Eagles aren’t the only team with safety issues. Amid the flurry of roster cuts, it was announced that Redskins safety Tanard Jackson  has been suspended without pay for at least a calendar year for  his latest violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Jackson played well for the Redskins and seemed poised to win a job as their starting free safety.

Not any more.

Dan Graziano has the latest on the NFC East running back shuffle, which includes pink slips for Tim Hightower of the Redskins and D.J. Ware of the Giants.

And some more bad news for Kevin Kolb, as John Skelton will start off the season as the Cards’ quarterback.

The Cardinals made the decision despite their significant investment in Kolb, who was acquired just before last season in a trade that sent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia.

The Cardinals then signed Kolb to a five-year, $63.5 million contract extension with $21 million guaranteed.


Howie Roseman will probably be busy working the phones, but the Official 53 get the day off. They’ll have a brief practice Monday before getting into the regular season schedule.