The Eagles deftly managed the four roster moves they needed to make Monday to get to 75 players, causing the raising of nary an eyebrow along the way.
Two of the moves were anticipated injury designations -- Mike Patterson went on the nonfootball illness list, because the blood vessel tangle in his brain that a surgeon sorted out technically was not an injury. Jason Peters went on the nonfootball injury list, because his Achilles' got torn in the offseason.
Both players are eligible to return between Week 6 and Week 9. If Peters returns then, it will be a miracle of healing.
The Birds stashed guard Mike Gibson on IR with a hip flexor problem. They outright cut just one more player, wideout Jamel Hamler, who actually played pretty well, toward the back of a very strong receivers group.
The next cut, down to the regular-season limit of 53, must be accomplished by 9 p.m. Friday.