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Eagles Make First Round of Cuts

The Philadelphia Eagles have made their first round of cuts, cutting 12 players to drop their roster down to 76. Their roster must be down to 75 by Tuesday at 4 pm.

Seeing Whitley go is unfortunate. He had potential (via SBNation)

TE Derek Carrier

DE Eddie McClam

WR Nick Miller

OL Nic Purcell

DL Isaac Remington

TE Will Shaw

DT Daryell Walker

CB Eddie Whitley

LS James Winchester

P Brad Wing

FS Kenny Phillips

LB Jamar Chaney

No real surprises here; Whitley was injured against the Jaguars, an unfortunate story for a rookie with a good chance of making the roster. Long snapper James Winchester was brought in to fill in for Jon Dorenbos, but now that he’s healthy, he’s become expendable. And the punter competition is officially over, with Donnie Jones beating out Brad Wing.

Phillips was brought in to take over the free safety position, but he’s been unable to stay healthy and thus Earl Wolff and Nate Allen have been in a competition for the job.

Chaney came into camp as a favorite, but the play of undrafted rookie Jake Knott has made him expendable. Looks like the final two spots behind Kendricks and Ryans is down to Knott, Casey Matthews, and Emmanuel Acho.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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3 Comments on “Eagles Make First Round of Cuts”

  1. August 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Chaney is a massive disappointment, flashed potential during his rookie campaign but has just not grown since then. I think the Kenny Philips acquisition was a worthwhile gamble if he had been healthy, I believe he would have formed a good safety combination with Chung.

    • August 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

      I agree, it’s unfortunate Phillips never panned out. And same with Chaney… it’s time to move on from that experiment and give Knott and Acho a chance to make a difference.

      • August 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

        I have been so impressed with Jake Knott. I have to admit I have not watched him closely but he seems to make a lot of tackles in the ground game, and Acho could be a good player for us this season.

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