There were no surprises among the eight roster cuts the Eagles announced Friday, which brings them from 75 to 67 players. They must get to the regular-season limit of 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday.
Released were: WR Bam Childress, CB Therrian Fontenot, CB Nick Graham, WR Jamal Jones, RB Ryan Moats (waived/injured), S Marcus Paschal, OL Stefan Rodgers, and LB Pago Tagofau.
Once Moats gets over the high ankle sprain he suffered at the end of the Patriots' preseason game, it will be interesting to see if someone takes a shot with the 2005 third-round pick. Moats has talent -- remember when he carried 11 times for 114 yards against the Giants his rookie year? -- but he was not a good fit for the West Coast offense, and he seemed to have a tendency toward calamitous mistakes, for which he did not always take full responsibility.
The Eagles liked Graham as a CB development-project last season, but Kyle Arrington seems to have assumed that role. Paschal, a decent safety on a team ridiculously deep at that position, probably will play somewhere this year.
BTW, nothing done today contradicts Eagletarian's view of what the 53-man should be, posted here.