Kimo von Oelhoffen is back...
Head coach Andy Reid hinted at the end of the June OTAs that roster moves were on the horizon and the Eagles wasted no time releasing nine players and agreeing to terms with veteran defensive tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen on a one-year deal Friday.
The only notable cut was former 7th round pick Lajuan Ramsey. All in all the Eagles cut 9 players.
Also cut were cornerback Tanard Davis, a late-season pickup in 2007, defensive tackle Jeremy Clark and defensive end Xzavie Jackson, who were both on the practice squad last season. The other five players released were all rookie free agents: linebacker Gary Butler, wide receiver Terrell Golden, quarterback Casey Hansen, defensive end A.J. Schable and linebacker Markell Staffieri.
I'm a tiny bit surprised to see that they cut Hansen, the QB, only because I thought they'd want to bring an extra QB to camp like they usually do. I suppose with the 5 less roster spots this year that extra QB is no longer worth having around.
The Eagles also said that LB Andy Studebaker and G Mike Gibson agreed to 4 year deals. For more on Andy Studebaker, you can always check my interview with his college defensive coordinator.