Eagles Cut 10 Players, Get Roster Down to 78

The Eagles announced the following 10 roster cuts: TE Derek Carrier, DE Eddie McClam, WR Nick Miller, offensive tackle Nic Purcell, offensive lineman Isaac Remington, TE Will ShawDT Daryell Walker, CB Eddie Whitley, LS James Winchester and punter Brad Wing.

The two most notable names on the list are probably Whitley and Carrier.

The Eagles have three tight ends who are definitely going to make the roster: Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and James Casey. Carrier had some nice moments this summer, but he won’t be the fourth. Clay Harbor has been practicing at wide receiver, so he could be a WR/TE option to make the team.

Whitley (injury/waived) also had some nice moments this summer, but suffered a left knee injury during last night’s game. The Eagles are thin at cornerback. They’ll go with Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher and Brandon Boykin, but beyond those three, there are question marks.

Curtis Marsh and Brandon Hughes are both currently sidelined with fractured hands. The only other healthy cornerbacks on the roster are rookie Jordan Poyer and Trevard Lindley.

The Eagles could certainly make a move to add a corner from another squad in the coming weeks, although teams generally don’t cut ties with productive players who can cover.

Meanwhile, with Wing gone, Donnie Jones officially wins the punter job.

The Eagles’ roster now stands at 78 players. They need to make three more cuts by Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The team then needs to get down to 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m.

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