Analysis on Eagles roster cuts

The Eagles trimmed their roster from 75 to 62 on Friday, and need to cut
nine more by Saturday.

Here are the transactions, with quick analysis on each one:


LB Everette Brown - Former second-round pick showed some good pass-rush skills, but couldn't beat out Chris McCoy. Look for McCoy to make the roster as the fourth outside linebacker.

DT Antonio Dixon - A great story, Dixon is a respected veteran who sunk down the depth chart at nose tackle in the new defense.

QB Dennis Dixon - Starred for Chip Kelly in college, but Eagles three quarterbacks are set in stone.

DE David King - The seventh-round pick is the first Kelly pick who was cut. He was the team's final pick, and was buried on the depth chart.

QB G.J. Kinne - He was a camp arm. Had no shot of making the roster, and was the fifth quarterback throughout the summer.

OL Matt Kopa - Eagles picked him up last season, but he never distinguished himself among crowded offensive linemen.

CB Trevard Lindley (waived with injury settlement) - This was his fourth training camp in Philadelphia, but he's only been on the roster once. Was injured last night, so gets a settlement.

WR Ifeanyi Momah - Momah has intriguing size, but he's extremely raw. Look for him to potentially end up on practice squad.

WR Will Murphy - A former walk-on for Kelly at Oregon, Murphy was a long shot to make the roster. He at least experienced an NFL training camp.

OL Dallas Reynolds - Reynolds started last season, although he was a player that Andy Reid acquired and developed.

LB Adrian Robinson - The Eagles traded for the Temple product last week and didn't have much time to evaluate him.

OL Matt Tennant - Releasing Tennant means that Julian Vandervelde will be the backup center.

 The Eagles also placed DE Joe Kruger on the Injured Reserve list with a shoulder injury. Kruger, 21, left Utah after three years and the Eagles took him in the seventh round. They thought he'd be a higher pick next season, so this gives him a chance to stay and train with the team and be evaluated again next year as he grows into his body. It's essentially like a medical redshirt year. He didn't have an evident injury, although teams are careful about stashing players.