NFL roster cuts are underway as the 2023 regular season quickly approaches. The Philadelphia Eagles — along with 31 other teams — have until 4:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, August 29 to get their team down to the 53-player limit.
Stay tuned to this thread for lives updates on Eagles cuts, trades, news, rumors, and more. The team might not officially confirm their roster moves until Tuesday afternoon but some of their cuts will slowly leak out through media reports before then. Hence the purpose of this tracker!
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES
Tuesday, August 29, 4:00 PM ET: Roster must be down to 53 players.
Wednesday, August 30, 12:00 PM ET: NFL waiver wire claims will be revealed. 16-player practice squads can start to be formed.
Wednesday, August 30, 4:00 PM ET: Players can be placed on injured reserve while being eligible to return to the roster after at least four missed games.
NEWS, CUTS, TRADES, RUMORS, UPDATES, ETC.
NEWEST UPDATES POSTED AT THE TOP OF THIS SECTION. Read from bottom up for chronological order (all times Eastern).
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
[4:29 PM] - The Eagles officially trimmed their roster down to 53. First look at the first depth chart is HERE.
[4:22 PM] - As we wait for the Eagles to officially announce cuts (lagging behind), the word is that the Birds are keeping Eli Ricks. Not a shocker after the UDFA CB really balled out in the preseason games ... but not everyone considered him a lock. (Source)
[3:46 PM] - TRADE! The Eagles are acquiring Albert Okwuegbunam and a 2025 seventh-round pick from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round pick. It was announced the Broncos were cutting Albert O but the Eagles were able to avoid the waiver wire game by paying a relatively small price to ensure they got him. This addition could mean Grant Calcaterra is out. Back up to 5 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[3:31 PM] - The Eagles are waiving 2020 fourth-round pick K’Von Wallace. I did not have Wallace on my final 53-man roster after watching him play deep into the final preseason game. He was taking first-team safety reps earlier in camp but he it’s not like he looked great. Wallace could conceivably be back on the practice squad. 4 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[3:21 PM] - The Eagles are releasing Nicholas Morrow. Not a surprise at this stage; the veteran linebacker fell out of favor after starting camp as a first-team linebacker next to Nakobe Dean. Morrow failed to impress and was ultimately leapfrogged by Zach Cunningham and Christian Elliss on the depth chart. The Birds could potentially look to bring him back after Week 1 in order to add more depth and avoid guaranteeing his 2023 salary. 5 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[3:09 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Kyron Johnson but hope to have him back on the practice squad. Johnson is caught in a numbers crunch at the SAM position with Haason Reddick, Nolan Smith, and Patrick Johnson all ahead of him. 6 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[2:40 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Trey Sermon. There was once some thought he could make the roster (heck, the Eagles listed him in a five-way tie for the RB1 spot on their depth chart) but he ultimately didn’t do enough to impress. 7 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[1:58 PM] - Kentavius Street is said to be a “strong candidate” to make the Eagles’ roster. Street has been considered to be a bubble player with the Eagles potentially going very heavy at defensive tackle. Given his status as a vested vet, there has been thought they can let him go and bring him back shortly after without risking him to waivers. But perhaps the Birds don’t want to risk him choosing another team. (Source)
[1:48 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Joseph Ngata, who received the most amount of guaranteed money among this year’s UDFA signings. Ngata flashed some potential but was ultimately too inconsistent to justify a roster spot. The Eagles are probably hoping to get him back on the practice squad. 8 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[12:35 PM] - Here’s a notable one: the Eagles are waiving Arryn Siposs. Siposs beat out Ty UDFA punter Zentner ... but that wasn’t saying much because Zentner really stunk. Siposs was less worse but still bad and needed to be replaced. No good reason to keep the guy who played a significant role in the Eagles’ last two playoff losses. 9 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[12:14 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Josiah Scott. No surprise. 10 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[12:05 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Julian Good-Jones, who some thought could be a dark horse roster candidate. 11 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[12:00 PM] - The Eagles are waiving Britain Covey. That’s short of a total shocker but it is somewhat surprising. After a slow start to his rookie season, Covey finished the 2022 season strong. He was a very good punt returner over his last 10 games. The Eagles must think that Covey will make it through waivers like he did last year. If that’s the case, they can elevate him from the practice squad for two games to be the punt returner before deciding whether to roster him or not. Covey’s departure could mean the Eagles are only keeping four receivers ... or it could mean they’re keeping a surprise fifth? 12 more moves to get down to 53. (Source)
[11:54 AM] - The Eagles are cutting vested vet Greg Ward (source). They’re also waiving Brady Russell (source) and Tarron Jackson (source). All three guys are contenders to return on the practice squad. 13 more moves to get down to 53.
[11:47 AM] - The Eagles are waiving Devon Allen. Mike Garafolo notes that it’s possible he returns to the practice squad, where he spent the entire season last year. The roster is down to 69, nice. 16 moves to go. (Source)
[10:20 AM] - New tracker! The old one from over the weekend is here. The Eagles’ roster stands at 70 players, which means they have 17 more moves to make to get down to 53. #Math.
The following players were not “waived” because they’re vested veterans (at least four accrued seasons) and are now free to sign with any team.
LB Nicholas Morrow
WR Greg Ward
C Cameron Tom
OL Dennis Kelly
OL Brett Toth
OL Josh Andrews
TE Dan Arnold
The following players are subject to waivers.
LB Ben VanSumeren
OG Josh Sills
DE Janarius Robinson
S Tristin McCollum
CB Mekhi Garner
S K’Von Wallace
LB Kyron Johnson
RB Trey Sermon (waived with injury designation)
WR Joseph Ngata
P Arryn Siposs
CB Josiah Scott
OL Julian Good-Jones
WR Britain Covey
DE Tarron Jackson
TE Brady Russell
WR Devon Allen
LB Quinton Bell
RB Kennedy Brooks
DT Robert Cooper
WR Jadon Haselwood
LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams
DT Olive Sagapolu
DT Caleb Sanders
WR Freddie Swain
DT Marvin Wilson
WR Deon Cain
WR Johnny King
OL Tyrese Robinson
QB Ian Book
TE Tyree Jackson
TE Albert Okwuegbunam
Awaiting updates ...
Awaiting updates ...
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