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.