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Official: Eagles announce 25 moves to bring roster down to 65 players

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First wave of cuts and such.

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced 25 roster moves on Friday evening in order to trim the roster down to 65 players. The Eagles still must get down to 53 players prior to the 4:00 PM Eastern deadline on Saturday, August 31.

Here’s a look at the moves the Eagles made.

INJURY DESIGNATIONS

TE Richard Rodgers to injured reserve

DT Aziz Shittu waived with an injury settlement

RELEASED

The following five players were not “waived” because they’re vested veterans and are now free to sign with any team.

DE Kasim Edebali

DE Eli Harold

LB Hayes Pullard

CB Orlando Scandrick

TE Will Tye

WAIVED

The following players will be subject to waivers.

WR Carlton Agudosi

S Trae Elston

C Anthony Fabiano

S Deiondre’ Hall

CB Ajene Harris

CB Josh Hawkins

QB Cody Kessler

T Riley Mayfield

CB Jeremiah McKinnon

WR Marken Michel

RB Donnel Pumphrey

G Keegan Render

CB Sojourn Shelton

LB Alex Singleton

WR DeAndre Thompkins

S Jason Thompson

DT Kevin Wilkins

LB Chris Worley


ANALYSIS

  • None of these roster moves are true shockers.
  • Rodgers going on injured reserve is significant. He’s now going to miss the entire 2019 season (unless he later gets waived with an injury settlement). There was some speculation the Eagles might keep Rodgers on the original 53-man roster and THEN place him on injured reserve — just like they did last year — so he’d be eligible to return later in the season. That won’t be the case here. This likely means that Joshua Perkins is the Eagles’ third tight end. It’s entirely possible Howie Roseman looks to upgrade on Perkins via waivers or another method.
  • As previously discussed, there’s a decent chance the Eagles re-sign Scandrick after Week 1.
  • Marken Michel getting cut is a little noteworthy considering he had some nice moments in the offseason. He looked to be competing for a fifth or sixth receiver spot but now it’s down to Mack Hollins and Greg Ward. The feeling here is the Eagles keep Hollins but not Ward.
  • The Eagles have 12 more moves to make to get down to 53. One of those will likely be placing Jalen Mills on reserve/physically unable to perform so it’s really like 11 more moves if you already assume that one takes place.

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