Sep 042011
Eagles claim OG Kyle DeVan, cut DT Cedric Thornton; begin to set practice squad

The NFL is a tough business.  Undrafted rookie defensive tackle Cedric Thornton just had that reality smack him directly in the face. Yesterday, Thornton survived the last cut down day, surprisingly making the Eagles “final” 53-man roster.  Today, he was cut in favor of former Indianapolis Colts guard Kyle DeVan.  Ouch. The Eagles always seem [More…]

Sep 032011
Eagles make final cuts to get to 53-man roster: Hanson, Hall, Hargrove, more...

Cut down day is here and the Eagles did the usual, cutting a gaggle of veterans and jobbers, with a surprise or two thrown in as well.  Here are the most notable cuts along with some thoughts on each one: Joselio Hanson, cornerback – With all the elite players and young depth currently at the position, [More…]

Sep 032011
Eagles Runaround: Vince Young hamstring injury; Roster cuts; McGlynn...

Philadelphia Eagles news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Eagles’ Young has hamstring strain, is day-to-day September 3 CSN Philly  The Eagles received some good news on Friday.  Backup quarterback Vince Young’s MRI confirmed that the injury he sustained in the Eagles’ fourth preseason game against the Jets on [More…]

Aug 312011
Eagles release CB Isaiah Trufant to get roster down to 80

On Tuesday, the Eagles released cornerback Isaiah Trufant to get the roster down to the league-mandated 80 players.  The next round of cuts are due Saturday at 6pm, with every team required to get to the final 53-man limit.  Trufant had no shot to make the team.  Expect many more of those types of cuts, as [More…]

Aug 292011
Eagles release four more to get down to 81

The Eagles have announced the release of safety Jamar Wall, wide receiver Gerald Jones, tight end Martell Webb, and offensive tackle Spencer Johnson.  None of these players had any shot of making the team. The Eagles need to get to 80 players by Tuesday and the final roster by September 3.  Not surprisingly, our 53-man [More…]

Aug 282011
Projecting the Eagles final 53-man roster: Defense and Special Teams

We posted earlier our roster projections for the Eagles offense.  Now we’ll look at the defense and special teams. DEFENSE DEFENSIVE END  (5) Starters:  Trent Cole, Jason Babin Backups:  Juqua Parker, Darryl Tapp, Phillip Hunt Trent Cole will continue to be an elite yet under-rated player (ask him) on one side, and free agent acquisition [More…]

Aug 282011
Projecting the Eagles final 53-man roster: Offense

For NFL teams like the Eagles, the third preseason game is the cliched dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the starters seeing the most playing time they will get before opening day.  Teams use this game to evaluate key position battles at starting spots as well as to determine their top reserves. The final [More…]