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The Eagles continue to trim their roster.

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One day after agreeing to terms with veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch, the Eagles have released a linebacker. Deontae Skinner has been cut, according to an official announcement from the team.

The Eagles signed Skinner to a contract last August. He spent the entire 2015 NFL season on Philadelphia's practice squad before signing a futures contract with the Eagles early in 2016. Skinner's release doesn't come as a surprise because he's hardly stood out this summer.

There are five Eagles linebackers who are very likely to make the final 53-man roster. Those players include Jordan Hicks, Mychal Kendricks, Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode, and Tulloch. Undrafted rookies Myke Tavarres, Quentin Gause, and Don Cherry have a shot to land on the practice squad if the Eagles don't keep six linebackers.

With Skinner out and Tulloch in the fold, the Eagles' roster is down to 84 players following four cuts made by Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles must trim their roster down to the 75-man limit by 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30.