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Eagles release wide receiver and guard

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The Philadelphia Eagles cut two players prior to their training camp practice on Sunday evening. The team announced offensive guard Malcolm Bunche and wide receiver Deon Long have been released.

None of the cuts are truly shocking since Bunche and Long are fringe players. Bunche is only a little surprising because he spent time on Philadelphia's practice squad last season. The Eagles obviously brought in a new coaching staff this offseason, however, and Bunche has spent a lot of time with the third team offensive line.

Long only signed with the Eagles a little over a week ago after originally being released by the Rams. HBO's Hard Knocks showed why and how Long was cut by Los Angeles.

With Bunche and Long gone, the Eagles now have two open roster spots. It'll be interesting to see what they do to fill them. They've recently been linked to veteran free agent tackle Will Beatty (story) and linebacker Stephen Tulloch (story). Philadelphia has also reportedly shown interest in trading for a middle linebacker.

Stay tuned for more updates.