My 53

Posted: August 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 144 Comments »

I went back and re-watched the 1st half of the Jets game to take another look at some guys. I wanted to be as informed as possible, but also as fair as possible when projecting my 53-man roster. Not much changed, but it was good to see some backups playing extensively.

Here goes:

QB – 3 – Vick, Foles, Barkley

RB – 3 – McCoy, Brown, Polk

WR – 5 – Jackson, Cooper, Avant, Johnson, Shepard

TE – 4 – Celek, Ertz, Casey, Harbor

OL – 9 – Peters, Mathis, Kelce, Herremans, Johnson, Barbre, Vandervelde, Kelly, Bamiro

Offense is 24 players.

DL – 7 – Cox, Sopoaga, Thornton, Logan, Curry, Geathers, Square

OLB – 4 – Barwin, Cole, Graham, McCoy

ILB – 5 – Kendricks, Ryans, Acho, Matthews, Knott

S – 5 – Chung, Allen, Wolff, Coleman, Anderson

CB – 5 – Williams, Fletcher, Boykin…outsider, outsider

Defense is 26 players.

P Donnie Jones

K Alex Henery

LS Mr. Julie Dorenbos

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Now for the Practice Squad:

WR Ifeanyi Momah

RB Matt Tucker

QB Dennis Dixon

OL Matt Tobin

DL Joe Kruger

CB Jordan Poyer

LB Travis Long

* open spot *

* * * * *

Some comments…

The hardest thing for me is OL. I went back and forth on Bamiro/Tobin. Tobin can play G or T. He’s played some LT. He went to Iowa and is a polished, coachable player. There is a real argument to keeping him, especially with Dennis Kelly hurt right now. That said, he does have a limited ceiling. If the light ever goes on for Bamiro, he could be a pretty good RT. He cannot play right now, but someone has to be inactive right now. I’m willing to take a chance on his potential. That said, if things get tight due to injuries, I am willing to switch them and cut Bamiro and add Tobin. Bamiro is a project. I like him, but he’s a luxury right now.

CB is wide open. I like the top 3 guys, but after that…injuries just decimated what was a pedestrian group already. Brandon Hughes could be kept if they think he’ll be okay to play. My guess is that the Eagles are working the phones hard to try and find a #4 CB.

I went with Shepard over Greg Salas for a few reasons. Shepard is the better STer. He’s the better athlete and has more upside. Salas is a natural slot receiver. I don’t think he’s got the speed to win outside vs starting CBs on a consistent basis. Avant and Johnson are already slot guys. Salas doesn’t help in that sense. I do think the Eagles could look for outside WR help and then put Shepard on the practice squad.

My guess is that Danny Watkins gets traded. I could see the Eagles and Bills working out a trade for a WR. Buffalo has veteran Brad Smith and young Marcus Easley as players of potential interest. They need OG help. Smith would be the most interesting. He is a good STer and solid role player. He is also a former QB. You could then only have 2 QBs active on gameday, with him as your emergency guy. Watkins played pretty well vs the Jets, but Barbre was flat out better. Danny being a pure OG makes him a luxury item right now.

I didn’t think Everette Brown was worth keeping. He’s not a developmental guy. He’d be inactive every week. Where’s the value?

I do wonder if Damion Square is less of a certain thing than people think. He’s awkward at NT. He’s okay at RDE, but I’d much rather have those reps going to Curry.

Emil Igwenagu could be a practice squad target. If you’re curious as to who is eligible, go here to see Sam’s list.

There will be a surprise move or two. I wonder if the right NT gets cut by another team…does Sopoaga then get cut by the Eagles? They could then go with Logan as the starter and add the other player as a backup. Or the other NT could be the starter if he’s that high quality of a player.

Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly are trying to build the best roster possible. The scouts have been studying players on the other 31 teams. The Eagles will have some guys targeted.

The next couple of days will be very rough on the players who are getting cut, but they will be a lot of fun for the fans. It is always interesting to see how the roster is shaped and how many changes then take place in the next few days as other players become available.

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  • GermanEagle

    The more I think about, the more I can see the Eagles going with 10 Oliner. In that scenario you’d have to scratch Casey Matthews off the list, which would be totally fine with me.

    • eagleyankfan

      I don’t get the value of him or Coleman. Or are we celebrating Mathews tackle in yesterdays game?

      • GEagle

        I can ATleast see Coleman’s value, because he is an above average ST player, but Casey is average at everything he does. He isn’t this Ike Reese type ST force. Average Nickle LB, average ST player….he needs to go!!

        I’d Keep tobin and Kruger over him

    • jackpotsdad

      Yeah agree. Don’t see Casey Matthews making it, Oregon connection or not. Chip will pick the best players. If that leaves him with a little too much or too little of one position, he’ll work with Howie to get what he needs.

      • GEagle

        if we need to keep a Duck, I’d prefer Maehl then a 5th ILB like Casey….assuming Ancho and Knott are suitable back up Nickle and dime package backers, which I don’t know to be true or not

  • BreakinAnklez

    Tommy, have you seen any players that interest you on other teams that have a chance to be cut? Wasn’t sure how much you got to see outside the Birds.

    • GermanEagle

      I am not Tommy but I closely followed the Seahawks defenisve backfield during this off-season. Their #5 or even #6 CB would instantly become our 4th best corner. Watch out for Byron Maxwell in case he gets cut.

      • EaglesTrolltheWorld

        Unrelated, but I find it amusing when people in my yahoo fantasy leagues take Sherman as a defensive player mostly because of name recognition and not fantasy points output.

  • Anders

    Tommy could you see Acho unseat Ryans in 1-2 years?

    • RIP Worms

      No, but I bet Brian Baldinger could.

      • GEagle

        LOL’ed

  • Al

    Didn’t Sopoaga get a decent amount of guaranteed money? Could they really cut him after doing that?

    • GermanEagle

      He’s due over 2m roster bonus next week…

  • Daniel Norman Richwine

    I don’t think square can play NT even in spots, and if he can’t be versitile.enough too do that, he’s not good enough to be a part time DE.

  • EaglesTrolltheWorld

    What rationale do you have for keeping Momah on the PS? I haven’t really seen anything of him that says potential other than his size. Or do you think he’s just the best alternative at WR for keeping there because he brings a different skillset than the other WRs we could tuck there?

    • Anders

      He showed some good things against the Jets, but still need time to develop (remember he played less than one total game at WR in college)

      • EaglesTrolltheWorld

        Well, right, exactly. That lack of experience on top of not seeing much of him in camp or the other 3 games makes me question why him over another WR.

        • Anders

          That is why the PS is perfect for him.

          • EaglesTrolltheWorld

            Again, my question is why over another WR that’s actually consistently shown glimpses of something.

          • Anders

            It would be between him and Salas. While Salas have shown something, his upside is not really that high.

          • Michael Winter Cho

            Because there aren’t many people with his physical attributes in the world, so if he happens to pan out, he could be a game-changer.

      • A Roy

        It would be nice to have a 6’7″ red zone target.

        • EaglesTrolltheWorld

          Size alone = / = talent or performance.

          • A Roy

            True. Although as Lefty Drisell used to say; “You can’t coach height.” If he has the potential to be good, I’d certainly have him on the PS.

    • GEagle

      if Momah had never gotten injured, and didn’t miss so much game time in his recent past, then his PS performance would not be good enough for me. but when you factor in real life human elements, and his potential, then I’m not ok with giving up on that Rare physical ability already…
      ..
      our front office isn’t throwing darts in the dark and seeing what sticks…They understood Momah would be a rusty project that they would need to be patient with before it ever paid off. They knew that drafting Kruger would require a year of Patience….We have been striking Gold left and right with Late round picks and UDFA’s these past two years…They wouldn’t have wasted a pick on Kruger if they were expecting an instant return on their investment. Joe Banner is petty, spiteful and vindictive, and with Paul Kruger in his ear, he will scoop up Baby Kruger in a heartbeat. I hope we didn’t spend a 7th rounder just to lose him to that petty prick. Bite the bullet, and keep Krugerr on this roster..louder would be a 4th round pick in the next draft. patience Daniel son

    • jackpotsdad

      Very unimpressed with Momah. I understand he’s going to not have the best hands or run crisp routes. I hate that he gets bullied by smaller players and don’t use that height/size to his advantage. I think he’s too much of a project strictly from a cost/benefit standpoint.

      • Neil

        His problems are almost entirely about technique. The only knock on him besides that is his quickness/acceleration, especially off the line, isn’t good. Getting bullied by smaller players falls into the technique category based on what I’ve seen. The guy has a track record of not being afraid of physicality from college. He also has great character and enthusiasm for the game.

    • RC5000

      Upside, hasn’t played, learning, unusual size. You can often keep a couple of guys like that around on your PS. Definitely raw but sometimes you work with a player like him. Could be a victim of numbers though.

      • EaglesTrolltheWorld

        Already cut today

        • RC5000

          hahahahahah your post was about Momah on the PRACTICE SQUAD. Don’t you understand your own posts? My comment was he may be a victim of the numbers game on the practice squad because that was what you were talking about not the roster.

          • EaglesTrolltheWorld

            You said he could be a victim of numbers, which he was as he was cut. I never said that precluded him from the PS

  • A Roy

    I’ve now seen several “mock 53′s” that predict 24-O and 26-D. With the talent level of our defense, why would we keep extras there? If we have 4 weak safeties and ony 3 serviceable CBs, why project 10 slots between them? Just to keep Colt for STs?
    Even if we do that, I would tend to agree w/ GermanEagle and keep an additional OL instead of #50. Last LB I saw in the wrong place as often as Matthews was Ernie Sims.

    • Anders

      You need more players on D than O in general. 26/24 is a common split.

    • GEagle

      Just think how often you see Dlineman rotated in and out…different defenders coming in on Nickle packages…..How often to you see teams rotate offensive lineman in and out?

  • TheRogerPodacter

    since we have a pile of players that are hurt, is it possible for us to put them on IR? would they have to first make the ‘final 53′ roster in order to be put directly to IR instead of first being waived?

    • Anders

      Players can go directly to IR already without been waived (see Maclin)

      • Jack Waggoner

        Not until they’ve had 4 years experience

        • Anders

          Didnt Benn go directly to IR?

          • Jack Waggoner

            I think they count the current year, this is his 4th year

            1. Players with less than 4 years of service time are “waived” and are subject to waivers. The waiver period in the NFL is 24 hours. So, a player waived on Monday can be claimed by another team by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. If multiple teams place a waiver claim on the same player, the player is awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority (the reverse order of the standings, worst to first). If a player goes unclaimed, he clears waivers and is a FA, free to sign wherever he can find work.

            2. Players with 4+ seasons of service time are “released”. These players, known as “vested veterans”, do not pass through waivers and are free agents immediately, free to sign with any other team.

            These rules apply until the trade deadline (presently week 6 of the NFL season). After the trade deadline (until the start of the next league year in March), all players – whether a vested veteran or a non-vested veteran – are subject to the waiver process.

            3. Injured players with 4+ seasons of service time can be immediately placed on Injured Reserve (IR).

            4. Prior to the first cutdown date, injured players with less than 4 years of service cannot go onto IR until they pass through waivers. Those players are released with the “waived/injured” designation. Known as “injury waivers”, this process exposes the player to waivers, but warns other teams that the player is injured. If the player clears injury waivers, the team can then either place the player on IR or agree to an injury settlement (paying the player for the weeks that he is expected to be recovering from his injury) and then release the player.

            Injury waivers only applies during the offseason up until the first cutdown date, thereafter, a player with less than 4 years of service time can be placed directly on IR.

    • Jack Waggoner

      My understanding is they have to be “waived/injured” before final cutdown day, at some point after that players on the roster can go directly to IR, not sure if that’s before the first game or not.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        apparently, Joe Kruger was just placed on IR so i have absolutely no idea how this works. lol

        • GEagle

          Yeah I meant to ask how is it that Krugs landed so quickly on IR?

          • Homer Frizzell

            I think it’s that after the cut down to 75 a player does not have to go through waivers.

          • GEagle

            Thanks

  • JettMartinez

    Gee, I thought Lane Johnson would be the emergency QB. He’d be money on QB sneaks!

    • laeagle

      Nope, Sopoaga. That’s the real reason they’re keeping him!

  • Tyler Phillips

    If Matthews isn’t cut then I give up. 5th best ILB behind undrafted and former 6th rder. Probably the 9th best LB overall. why would he even be active on gameday?

    • Dan

      Special teams

      • Tyler Phillips

        There are street FAs that are as good as him on ST. Nothing special at all.

  • eagleyankfan

    I’m surprised with Soap being mentioned as possible off the team. I haven’t watched him. Has he been that bad?

    • Anders

      For me he hasnt been bad, but he has not stood out either. He can eat a double team, but he does not command it when he is single blocked.

    • Jack Waggoner

      Logan has been better. Still, I think they need to keep Soap around unless they find someone else who can handle that role.

      • GEagle

        I think Soap has been better at eating Double teams…He hasn’t gotten a push, but I saw him Eat double teams and stand his ground and I thought to myself, No Way that Logan is ready to do that. I really don’t think Soap is going anywhere, And I think it could be a mistake to judge a 12yr vet who plays such a grueling position on his preseason performance. just see how effective Mykal has been when Soap has been in the game, and when Chip is praising our young Dline as a strength to build a defense around, then as a Mentor he becomes invaluable.. I have a feeling we are selling him short. Go back and watch his most recent game, the Super Bowl…I’m pleased to get That player

  • ATLeagle

    I know that the goal is to win the game now, but is this the right time to (unfortunately) get rid of a guy like Avant? Salas seems to have all of the same limited upside as a permanent slot guy, and made a couple of sick catches that seemed like they were purely a result of refusing to not make the catch. Im not saying he is as good as Avant now, but this could be the right time to make a gamble that Salas in two years is better than Avant now.

    • GEagle

      No way. Avant’s total catches have gone up every single year he has been in the NFL and it’s not easy to find bett blocking then he provides from the position….. with Maclin down, Cooper might be the number 2 WR, but Avant is the #2 Recieving option for our QBs….Remember where you heard this, In this offense, with Maclin down, we can see Avant have a 70-75 catch season…not to mention is leadership/mentor role is invaluable.
      .

    • holeplug

      Still dont understand why ppl on here are so eager to dump Avant.

      • ATLeagle

        i dont want to. I am just wondering if a full on youth movement is in the cards.

        • GEagle

          Vick over Foles, Cole of Graham should put your youth movement worries to rest….and this is coming from someone who would have been happy going all out young!

    • jackpotsdad

      Salas is definitely not the same as Avant. Salas is younger and has a bigger body, but he’s not anywhere close to being as sure handed. As we saw in last night’s game, we can’t afford to lose players who can make catches. YAC is great, but you have to catch the ball first.

    • Dan

      Avant provides a good locker room presence which is also important, so even if the two were similar, Avant gets it from his intangibles.

  • GermanEagle

    I know the NFL is not the NBA and blockbuster-trades normally don’t happen, but when comparing the Bills roster/depth chart with the Eagles’ Buffalo jumps out as the perfect trade partner to me.
    The Bills could easily use Danny Watkins, and Brandon Graham would give them a nice DE duo with Mario Williams too:
    Watkins + Graham + Allen for WR Brad Smith and S Jairus Byrd.

    • GEagle

      Watkins, Allen and a 4th for Byrd……They have NO leverage and everyone knows it. rather be weak at Safety for a year then weak at edge pass rusher…We can sign Byrd at the end of the year and give them Nothing!!!

    • GEagle

      the Bills are getting Jadaveon Clowney…they will be the only terrible team picking at the top of the draft that isn’t desperate for a QB

      • Anthony Hart

        I’d be shocked if they’re bad enough to have a top 4 pick. They have a lot of talented pieces and have looked good in the pre-season. They can lean on their defense and Spiller and squeak out at least 5 wins despite who the QB is.

        • GEagle

          The have a bad Oline, a rookie QB, and will probably be the worst team in there division…out f the teams that picked in the top 10 this year, I think Eagles,Browns,Cardinals,Lions all will be better then the Bills…..Name the teams you think will definitely pick higher then the bills this year…all I got is Oakland, Jags, and Jets

          • Anthony Hart

            I could the Dolphins taking a dive, Chargers, Cardinals, Panthers, and there’s always some teams that shockingly have a great or horrible season out of nowhere. I think picks 8 – 12 is a more likely spot, but I could be wrong. Will depend on the health of Spiller/Manuel.

          • GEagle

            Fair argument…Teams can certainly nose dive and you never know who will get injured.. I do like where the Dolphins and Cardinals are headed tho…but every team is 3 major injuries away from nose diving

  • Superbowlsoon

    Tommy, I like the idea of seeing if we could move Watkins to the Bills for Easley (since I was a big fan when he came out of UConn). He reminded me of a more dynamic version of Avant (at the time). I’m kinda confused as to why in the world would you have Matthews making this roster. I’d be interested to hear what you think he adds to the team or better yet…what does he have that the other young guys don’t. Personally, I don’t think he belongs in the NFL, but we all see things a bit differently. I typically am onboard with your assessments but this one befuddles me.

    • GEagle

      I think there is a place for Mathews in the NFL, but I do not think he is good enough to where he should be kept as a 5th ILB…you keep 5ILBs if you have a play with potential who you just hate to lose. Mathews is what he is, he has no potential. There is no way I would keep him over potential in Knott(just imagine what he can become once he learns to take on blockers) or Ancho who is game ready to contribute off the bench…If our 5th ILB had untapped potential, I would be ok with keeping 5, but there is no point in keeping Mathews as a 5ILB…especially since there is already plenty of emphasis on ST Lreday on this roster. heck you are keeping 5 safeties, 4 of which shouldn’t be in a game playing safety, and 3 of those 4 can have an impact on ST…There is enough ST emphasis on this rosters to make Mathews expendable…if you think we can sneak Knott on the PS then and only then I would be ok with keeping Mathews….but I don’t want him at all as a 5th ILB

      • eagleyankfan

        Every team needs someone to get the tee after kick off…

        • GEagle

          Don’t sell short the importance of a 3rd string Emergency water boy

  • GEagle

    This was one of the final roster projections I have seen that is close to mine…
    ..
    IMO:
    -we like Soap more then some people think and I don’t see any way he isn’t on the team this year

    -I would rather protect Kruger then Keep Gaethers(who I like), Mathews(don’t need 5 ILBs)….Mathews pretty much has no upside, he is who he is.

    I Definitely agree that one of our corners isn’t on this Roster yet…Think Micheal Buble’s “I just haven’t met you yet” lol, but I do think Poyer has a chance to sneak on this roster. Poyer missed a lot of this offseason and has been coming on in the past two games. he also brings a lot of versatility with the ability to play Nickle, CB, PR, Gunner, Coverage Units….I think when you factor in how much time he has missed, coming on these past two games could be enough to save him…However, he isn’t a player we would have to worry about being poached off waivers so if better CBs are available on waivers(keep in mind they have to reach us and that the Jags will snatch up any Seatle defenders that get released), then we won’t have any problems cutting Poyer and bringing him back to the practice team

    • jackpotsdad

      Poyer has had a poor preseason. As an Oregon resident, I was excited to see him drafted and he played amazingly for Oregon State. But he seems too slow, out of the position and he doesn’t wrap up. I was expecting to see much more aggression and physicality. Kind of what you see in Wolff – a lot of mistakes but not a lack of effort or physicality. As much as it pains me to say it, I don’t think Poyer makes your 53.

      • GEagle

        I thought he was ok the past two weeks, but watching a CB on TV doesn’t tell the entire story

        • ICDogg

          I think he’s gaining confidence, but he’s not that talented. He will always be an “effort guy” (See Coleman, Kurt)

  • Weapon Y

    There’s very little I would change in my 53 man roster compared to yours, Tommy. I like keeping all 5 ILBs. Acho, Knott, and yes, even Casey Matthews, have potential and I’d hate to let any of them go. I’d probably still keep Watkins on the roster simply because he’s more ready to play now than Bamiro is. With Peters, Mathis, Kelce, and Herremans all coming off of injuries, I think it’s important to keep the best backup linemen on the roster. For me, that is 1. Allen Barbre 2. Dennis Kelly 3. Danny Watkins. Then, somebody has to be the backup center and I’d still like that to be Dallas Reynolds (unless someone good from another team gets released), but I’m almost certain it will be Julian Vandervelde. I think Chip does keep Michael Bamiro and either trades or releases Watkins, judging from his comments last night.

    There a few things that wouldn’t surprise me. I wouldn’t be shocked if 4 quarterbacks made the 53-man roster, but that isn’t my ultimate prediction. Why hasn’t Chip released either Kinne or Dixon, when he didn’t play either of them last night? I think he likes having lots of quarterbacks to rotate in drills, to ensure good depth in the event of injury, and give defenses different looks. Matthew Tucker might make the team as the fourth running back. I wouldn’t be shocked if Emil Igwenagu sneaked onto the team as a fifth tight end, especially because Chip has used four tight end formations. He might only keep four cornerbacks, and use Kurt Coleman (gasp) as a cornerback/safety hybrid. Same for Patrick Chung. The secondary is the weakest part of the roster, so it should have fewer players than usual anyway.

    My Prediction:
    3 QB Vick, Foles, Barkley
    4 RB McCoy, Brown, Polk, Tucker
    5 WR Jackson, Cooper, Avant, Johnson, Shepard
    4 TE Celek, Ertz, Casey, Harbor
    9 OL Peters, Mathis, Kelce, Herremans, Johnson, Barbre, Kelly, Bamiro, Vandervelde
    7 DL Cox, Sopoaga, Thornton, Curry, Logan, Geathers, Square
    4 OLB Barwin, Cole, Graham, McCoy
    5 ILB Ryans, Kendricks, Acho, Matthews, Knott
    4 CB Williams, Fletcher, Boykin, Poyer
    5 S Chung, Allen, Coleman, Anderson, Wolff
    3 ST Henery, Jones, Dorenbos

    • GEagle

      HOw much better Can Mathews really become?

      • Weapon Y

        He looks better this year than he did the past two. You don’t know for sure what you have until you throw him on the field and find out. The dysfunctional defensive staff in 2011 and 2012 might have stymied his growth, or the 4-3 scheme might just not have been a good fit for him particularly because he has to engage linemen a lot. This year’s 3-4 defensive scheme is much better for linebackers because the defensive linemen, often but not always, absorb blockers allowing them room to run. It’s the scheme Casey Matthews did well with in Oregon, and it’s the scheme Chip trusts, so my answer is maybe he could be good enough to become a competent starter in a year or two. Maybe not. I’d hate for another team to get him and have him be great, though.

        • GEagle

          Fair enough…I just don’t think it’s that hard to spend a 4th round pick and find a guy like him, if not better. if we are going to keep Casey, then I hope to see Knott on the PS and not the roster…and the only reason I’m willing to concede on Mathews is because I don’t know what Acho and Knott can be as backup Nickle and Dime LBs, for me that is Casey’s only saving grace

  • GEagle

    eagles just waived GJ Kinney

    • ICDogg

      “ravens waived late round CB Marc Anthony”

      Probably played like Cleopatra

      • phillychuck

        Or J’Lo.

        • ICDogg

          good point

  • Solomon

    A pretty good mock 53, but like everyone else, I do not understand keeping Matthews.

  • GEagle

    last night the Bills who are already pathetic at Guard, lost their backup guard with what looks like a serious leg injury. Doug Legursky backed up multiple positions for them on the line….Danny Watkins just might have gotten a little sexier lol

  • GEagle

    Don’t think Mathew Tucker would go unclaimed if waived. Kruger and Tucker are the biggest risks to not make it to the PS squad

  • ICDogg

    To me, Casey Matthews blew it in this game. He was on the edge. Meanwhile his ILB competitors stepped it up.

  • Corry

    Kruger gets to red shirt this year. Suffered a shoulder injury last night and is now on IR.

    Also, Momah cut.

    • ICDogg

      Heh. Lots of that going around this time of year in the NFL…

    • GermanEagle

      Surprise, surprise… :)

      • GEagle

        Friggin LOVE IT!!!!! ! take that Banner!!

    • DamonL86

      Good move

  • ICDogg

    Antonio Dixon, Everette Brown, Dennis Dixon, David King, Matt Kopa, Trevard Lindley, Ifeyani Momah all cut today

  • jackpotsdad

    I think Maehl sneaks into 53 man roster. This is my prediction of the only surprise when final cuts are made. He made 8 catches last night. Reminds me a lot of Avant except he’s bigger. He’s also an excellent downfield blocker.

    • ICDogg

      I just saw a tweet that he was cut

      • Corry

        if you saw McLane’s tweet, he’s saying Maehl is still alive. Jeff McLane is terrible at twitter.

        • ICDogg

          9 more cuts to go

        • GermanEagle

          That’s why i am not following him.

    • GermanEagle

      Maehl has PRACTICE SQUAD written all over him.

  • ICDogg

    I’d rather go light on WR for now, hold on to Harbor, and see about picking up another WR for depth after 53 cut

  • SteveH

    + Salas – square to PS

  • MAR62

    Yes to keeping Bamiro and cutting Watkins

  • GEagle

    Hahahahaha Eagles placed Krugs on IR cause he hurt his shoulder yesterday…LOVE IT!!!!!

    • BreakinAnklez

      Beat me too it…

    • phillychuck

      Actually a severe hangnail. That’s what I heard and I’m sticking to it.

  • GEagle

    So far we cut:
    GJ Kinney
    Dennis Dixon
    Antonio Dixon
    Will Murphy
    Momah
    Everrette Brown
    Kopa
    Dallas Reynolds
    Adrian Rob
    Tennant
    king
    ..
    Snuck Kruger on IR, and came to an injury settlement with Lindley(according to PhillyMag)

    • eagleyankfan

      So far, I don’t see my name. My fingers crossed.

  • ICDogg

    so far no shockers

    • GEagle

      That’s cause we are still trying to trade the Shockers and get value for them

      • ICDogg

        I don’t care about value for Watkins, but I think he might be better in a more traditional blocking scheme, and I don’t want him to end up on another team in our division who desperately needs O-line help. I’d move him to Buffalo for the proverbial “future considerations”.

        • GEagle

          I’m good with that

        • GermanEagle

          Byrd, Byrd, Byrd…

          • GEagle

            Say Word for Big Byrd!!!

          • ICDogg

            a-well-a Byrd Byrd Byrd
            buh-Byrd is the word

        • aub32

          Watkins and Graham for Byrd? (I can dream)

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  • phillychuck

    Cutting Matthews, keeping Turner. Otherwise I agree 100%. Poyer might take one of the outside CB spots.

  • ICDogg

    I think if Avant had a nickname, like Gregg ‘Trash’ Garrity did, he’d be a lot more popular.

    • GEagle

      Jason “the catching Savant” Avant…..lol that’s all I got

  • GermanEagle

    Had to steal this from another site:

    The Eagles landed the big Duck (Chip Kelly). It’s time that they land a Byrd

    • GEagle

      !!!!!!!!!!

  • ian_no_2

    QB Vick Foles Barkley
    RB McCoy Brown Polk
    WR DJax DJohns Avant Salas Shepard Cooper
    TE Celek Ertz Casey Harbor
    OL Peters Mathis Kelce Herremans LJohns Kelly Barbre Vandervelde Tobin Bamiro
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    DL Cox Logan Curry Thornton Sopoaga Geathers EBrown
    OLB Barwin Cole Graham McCoy
    ILB Kendricks Ryans Acho Knott
    S Chung Wolff Coleman Anderson
    CB Williams Fletcher Boykin Poyer Hughes
    24
    ST 3
    Looking to add to the secondary and one or two defensive lineman.. replacing Sopoaga
    PS Dixon Maehl Square five from other rosters.. I kept a lot of rookies

    • GermanEagle

      Too little too late, buddy. ;)
      But you’re not alone, Jimmy Bama didn’t post his roster before the first cuts were made either.

  • GEagle

    Bears waive CB Demontre Hurst…would we have any interest?

  • JoeD

    No Kinnie over Dixon for PS?

    • ICDogg

      I’m in favor of GJK

  • ICDogg

    Johnathan Amaya cut from AZ, could be worth a look at S

  • jshort

    What happens to a guy like Kruger, being placed on IR. How much contact are these guys allowed with the team? Can they practice, or be around the nova care center? What are they allowed to do?

    • Anders

      attending meeting and lifting weights. No training

      • jshort

        Thank you

    • GEagle

      I can’t answer you definitively and also would love some clarification, but if you are injured(or ATleast claim to be), then there will be some rehab in the process which means players have to be at the novacare ATleast working with our strength and conditioning coaches which is needed for Krugs anyway

  • bridgecoach

    Hoping the Giants cut Cooper Taylor – smart rookie safety from Richmond with size and athleticism…

    • GEagle

      I would want us to jump on Cooper Taylor or Raiders Dexter McCoil immediately…but tall safeties like that might not make it past Gus Bradley on waivers

    • Anders

      I doubt he is cut. After the Brown injury, they got zero safeties. I mean fans even talked about signing Kenny Phillips

  • Mac

    That Jarrett fellow on the Jets looked good last night.

  • GEagle

    Damn… Cardinals will keep 5 RBs on the 53 man roster….I guess it might not be so crazy to keep Tuckr and protect him from teams who’s RBs have been getting injured

    • Iskar36

      One thing I always found crazy was that in 2006, the Eagles opening day roster had 6 (that is not a typo) RBs on the team:

      Correll Buckhalter
      Brian Westbrook
      Ryan Moats
      Reno Mahe
      Thomas Tapeh
      Bruce Perry

      I know Perry got cut after week 1 or 2 and Mahe was effectively just a returner, but thinking back to AR and how he used his back up running backs, I have no idea how he came up with 6 RBs being a good idea for the opening day roster.

      • Anders

        We had 5 RBs on the roster last year.

  • RC5000

    Matthews on the final roster , no. Tucker, yes.

  • Phils Goodman

    I watched out for Square after the early hype and didn’t notice much. I don’t even think he anchored all that well. JAG to me.

    • Anders

      He had two good first games, but the last two was less than optimal. He is clearly not a NT in this league

  • A_T_G

    I have seen a lot of talk about “sneaking” guys onto the practice squad. As I understand it:
    a. Players have their choice of squads, and
    b. players can be plucked from anyone’s PS to an active roster at any time.

    So, how does deception help? If a player wants to be on our PS over the others, he can be. If we want teams to think we are down on a player so they don’t sign him, as soon as we put him on the PS the deception is blown and they can sign him away.

    If we really want a guy on our PS and are afraid they will join another, just pay the man a little extra. What am I missing here?

  • AZ_Eaglesfan

    Kruger went on IR thankfully, so he is ours to keep!

  • Arby1

    I would LOVE to take a snap from C Julie Dorenbos! I promise it wouldn’t be a long snap…