Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eagles release safety Kenny Phillips; Also cut Chaney

Make that twelve.

Eagles release safety Kenny Phillips; Also cut Chaney

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Jamar Chaney. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Jamar Chaney. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Make that twelve.

Not long after the Eagles announced that they had released 10 players, the team cut safety Kenny Phillips, per an NFL source. ProFootballTalk.com first reported the transaction.

Linebacker Jamar Chaney was also informed of his release on Sunday. Chaney struggled playing inside as the Eagles moved to a 3-4 defense. The fourth-year linebacker was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 draft and played in 44 games for the Eagles, starting in 23.

Phillips, despite his pedigree, was not expected to make the club. The veteran safety, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, missed the last two preseason games with a quadriceps injury. Phillips has a long history of knee injuries.

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Even when he played, Phillips looked limited. While the contract the former N.Y. Giant signed with the Eagles included no guaranteed money, Phillips did earn $150,000 in workout bonuses.

The Eagles have six safeties still on the team -- Nate Allen, Patrick Chung, Earl Wolff, Kurt Coleman, Colt Anderson and David Sims. The unit, as a whole, has struggled this preseason.

The Eagles roster stands at 77. They must get to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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