The Philadelphia Eagles announced three roster moves, according to an official release from the team.
The Eagles placed rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd on the team's season-ending injured reserve list, as expected. Shepherd suffered a torn ACL back in early August. The sixth round pick was potentially going to be the team's starting nickel cornerback.
The Eagles also waived/injured inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho. This move was first reported last week but not officially confirmed until now.
Lastly, the Eagles waived undrafted free agent running back Kevin Monangai. The Villanova running back has looked good but Philadelphia's roster is already loaded with running back talent.
The Eagles roster now stands at 75 players, which is just in time for the NFL's 75-man limit deadline scheduled for 4:00 PM EST today on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Keep in mind that the Eagles still have to trim their roster down to the 53-man limit by this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 4:00 PM EST.
One interesting non-cut is backup punter Kip Smith. It appears the Eagles kept Smith because starting kicker Cody Parkey might not be able to kick in Thursday night's game. Parkey did say he expects to be ready for the regular season, so expect Smith to be waived later this week.