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Philadelphia Eagles roster cuts: B.J. Cunningham expected to be among first 15 released

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According to Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to announce some roster cuts as soon as today, Saturday, August 23rd. It appears Eagles wide receiver B.J. Cunningham will be included in that group.

The Eagles' first cuts aren't required until 4 PM EST on Tuesday, August 26th, but as some have pointed out, the Eagles have acted early in recent years. Considering the Eagles only have to trim the roster down from 90 to 75, they shouldn't have too difficult of a time figuring out which 15 players to cut.

Cunningham was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Cunningham was released during Miami's final cuts and was then signed to the Eagles' practice squad. Cunningham remained with the team but then suffered an injury in 2013 training camp. Cunningham was waived with an injury settlement, but his career with the Eagles wasn't over. He would rejoin the active roster in mid-October before being released a month later and being signed back to the practice squad.

Cunningham has had a few nice moments in training camp and preseason but has largely been quiet. He still has practice squad eligibility so perhaps he will end up there yet again.

Stay tuned for more news on the Eagles first cuts.

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