The Eagles trimmed the roster down to 77 with some moves on Sunday afternoon.
TE Derek Carrier
WR Nick Miller
OL Nick Purcell
DL Eddie McClam
DL Isaac Remington
TE Will Shaw
DL Daryell Walker
LS James Winchester
P Brad Wing
S Kenny Phillips (per PFT)
The team waived/injured CB Eddie Whitley.
Carrier is the name that surprises me. He is a gifted athlete and seemed like a guy that would play a lot in the season finale to show whether he was PS material, but I guess the coaches just didn’t feel like he deserved that shot.
Shaw showed some promise in the spring, but still needs time to develop as a TE. I hope he’s brought back in January. He only played TE for a year in college and still has some upside as an F-Tight End.
Wing was okay this summer, but just not as good as Donnie Jones.
I feel terrible for Whitley. He played well vs CAR. The Eagles got him in with the backups last night and seemed to like him. Whitley had a real chance to make the team. Hopefully he’ll clear waivers and can go to IR.
The Eagles need to cut 3 more players by Tuesday at 4pm.
It would make sense to let go of at least one QB. Either WR Will Murphy or Jeff Maehl is likely to go.
The tricky part is that you need enough players to get through the preseason finale. You must have plenty of WRs, OL, DL, DBs, etc. The team will keep some guys they have little to no interest in keeping long term because they need snaps eaten up in the game.
CB is a tough spot. Curtis Marsh and Brandon Hughes are hurt. If they can’t go this week, you have Jordan Poyer, Brandon Boykin and Trevard Lindley left. That’s not enough. You’d need to add a corner or risk playing a starter.
I still don’t know what the heck is up with Kenny Phillips. He wasn’t healthy enough to play Saturday. When he has been on the field, Phillips hasn’t exactly looked like the good version of Kenny Phillips. Is there any reason to keep him around? Safety is a weak spot, but is there really a chance he gets on the field and plays well?
* Update: As of 445pm, ProFootballTalk is reporting that Phillips has been released. Local writers have confirmed this. Makes total sense.
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I haven’t seen many cuts by other teams that have caught my attention. I’m checking out CBs, Safeties and OLBs
Ronnell Lewis played DE for the Lions, but could be a 3-4 OLB. He’s one interesting name.
Seattle has some depth a CB. They’ll cut at least one guy that we could like.
Keep your eyes open.