The Philadelphia Eagles continue to trim their roster with the deadline to get to 75 players scheduled at 4 PM EST on Tuesday, August 26th.
The latest cuts, according to reports, include former U.S. Army Ranger and defensive end Alejandaro Villanueva as well as undrafted rookie free agent kicker Carey Spear.
Alejandro Villaneuva and Carey Spear have left the NovaCare Complex with their stuff in garbage bags. Looks like first cuts of the day.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) August 23, 2014
Neither cuts come as a surprise. Villanueva, while a great story, is very raw considering he hasn't played football in some time. He could potentially end up on the practice squad.
Spear was a popular signing after the 2014 NFL Draft due to his fun "Murderleg" nickname. Spear was originally brought in to push incumbent kicker Alex Henery but a true competition never materialized. Spear struggle to make kicks in practice and never even played a single snap in the Eagles preseason games.
Spear and Villanueva join wide receiver B.J. Cunningham as the players among the Eagles first cuts so far. 12 more players to go. Stay tuned.
Update: More cuts listed here.