The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have released the following 10 players:
- TE Derek Carrier
- DE Eddie McClam
- WR Nick Miller
- S Kenny Phillips (Per ProFootballTalk - Eagles have not yet confirmed)
- T Nic Purcell
- DE/OL Isaac Remington
- TE Will Shaw
- DT Daryell Walker
- CB Eddie Whitley (waived/injured)
- LS James Winchester
- P Brad Wing
The players of note are Carrier, Wing, Whitley, and of course, Phillips.
Here's what I wrote about Carrier a couple weeks ago:
One player who seems like he should be a standout in shells and shorts is TE Derek Carrier. Carrier had a ridiculous pro day in 2012. Since 1999, 251 tight ends have competed at the Combine. Carrier was better than almost all of them in a number of drills:
Carrier has yet to stand out.
Still, it's a little surprising that Carrier wasn't at least kept around for the practice squad.
Wing seemed to be a fan favorite, but he was clearly out-punted by Donnie Jones.
Whitley caught a tough break when he hurt his knee against the Jaguars. Whitley had a legitimate chance to make the team.
As for Phillips, I had heard way back at the East-West Shrine Game week of practices that personnel people around the league thought Phillips' knee was degenerative, and that he was done. He never looked right all throughout camp, and was a shell of the really good player he used to be with the Giants. Phillips was also hampered by other injuries, and couldn't stay on the field. His release doesn't come as a surprise in the slightest.
The Eagles roster now stands at 77 players. All NFL teams must cut down their rosters to 75 players by 4 pm ET on Tuesday, August 27.
The Eagles will like IR Phillip Hunt, which means they have one cut to go.
UPDATE: The Eagles have also cut Jamar Chaney, per Adam Caplan:
Adding to the list of Eagles cuts: LB Jamar Chaney, source confirmed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 25, 2013
This will not make Brian Baldinger happy.