Bye, bye Birdies: Defensive end Jerome McDougle, right, blocks running back Ryan Moats, left, at Eagles training camp earlier this month. Moats, a former third-round draft pick, was cut Friday. McDougle, a former first-round pick, was cut today. (David Maialetti / Daily News)

The Eagles cut their roster to 53 players today by releasing 12 players, including defensive end Jerome McDougle. They also placed offensive tackle King Dunlap and guard Mike Gibson on injured reserve with injuries the team did not reveal following the team's preseason final Thursday against the New York Jets. 

In addition to McDougle the Eagles released cornerback Kyle Arrington, fullbacks Jed Collins and Jason Davis, wide receivers WR Michael Gasperson and Shaheer McBride, guard Scott Young, defensive tackles Montae Reagor and Mike Marquardt, linebackers Andy Studebaker and Justin Roland and tight end Kris Wilson.

Here's the 53-man roster as of right now.

QB: Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, A.J. Feeley; RB: Brian Westbrook, Correll Buckhalter, Lorenzo Booker; FB: Tony Hunt; WR: Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, DeSean Jackson, Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, Jason Avant; TE: L.J. Smith, Matt Schobel and Brent Celek; OL: Tra Thomas, Todd Herremans, Jamaal Jackson, Shawn Andrews, Jon Runyan, Max Jean-Gilles, Nick Cole, Winston Justice, Mike McGlynn.

Safety: Brian Dawkins, Quintin Mikell, Sean Considine, J.R. Reed, Quintin Demps; CB: Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown, Lito Sheppard and Joselio Hanson; LB: Omar Gaither, Stewart Bradley, Chris Gocong, Akeem Jordan, Rocky Boiman, Joe Mays; DL: Mike Patterson, Brodrick Bunkley, Trent Cole, Juqua Parker, Victor Abiamiri, Chris Clemons, Trevor Laws, Darren Howard, Dan Klecko; Bryan Smith.

Specialists: David Akers, Sav Rocca, Jon Dorenbos.


NFL teams can begin to establish their eight-man practice squads today at noon with Studebaker, Roland and Arrington all strong candidates to be among the eight.