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Archive: August, 2013

Eagles make surprising choices: Chris McCoy, Salas cut; Matthews, Maehl survive

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:59 AM
The Eagles released nine players on Saturday to get to 53 on their roster before a 6 p.m. deadline. They were: tackle Michael Bamiro, tight end Clay Harbor, outside linebacker Travis Long, outside linebacker Chris McCoy, wide receiver Greg Salas, wide receiver Russell Shepard, safety David Sims, running... Read more

Analysis on Eagles roster cuts

Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:03 PM
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: Released: LB Everette Brown - Former second-round pick showed some good pass-rush skills, but couldn't beat out Chris McCoy. Look for McCoy... Read more

McLane and Berman's Final 53-man roster predictions

Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:51 AM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly will spend the next two days trimming his roster down to 53 by Saturday's 6 p.m. deadline, but here's The Inquirer beat reporters' final predictions for who makes the team: JEFF MCLANE Quarterbacks (3): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley. Running backs (3): LeSean McCoy... Read more

Eagles-Jets: What did we learn?

Friday, August 30, 2013, 12:09 AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- We didn’t learn much more about the Eagles starters, who got the night off. As far as the backups and who is on the roster bubble, though, the picture became slightly clearer after the Birds fell to the New York Jets, 27-20, on Thursday night. Here are some quick takes... Read more

James Casey leaves early with a hamstring injury

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11:55 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eagles tight end James Casey left Thursday’s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. It concluded a disappointing preseason for Casey, a free agent acquisition from the Houston Texans. Casey finished the preseason... Read more

Who Makes the Roster: Safeties

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 2:48 PM
The Eagles need to get from 90 players to 53 on their roster by 6 p.m. Aug. 31. They’ll get to 75 by Tuesday. Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman still have a lot of work left to do as they whittle their roster down. The Inquirer’s Eagles beat reporters will spend the next two weeks predicting... Read more

Eagles waive/injured Phillip Hunt, roster at 75

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 2:17 PM
The Eagles waived/injured outside linebacker Phillip Hunt, which means he go on injured reserve if he clears waivers. Hunt has a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament. The move leaves the Eagles roster at 75 players, which it needed to be by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. They need to trim the roster to... Read more

Chip Kelly has final say over 53-man roster

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 11:11 AM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed he has final say over the 53-man roster on Tuesday, which is a relevant piece of information because the head coach does not have control over the 53-man roster on most teams. The head coach has final say on the 53-man roster on just five NFL teams, and two of those... Read more

Dennis Kelly expected to miss at least first two games of the season

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:52 AM
Eagles tackle Dennis Kelly said that he is scheduled to have his back evaluated by doctors on Sept. 16 before he can be cleared to return following surgery. Kelly had surgery to repair a herniated disk on Aug. 8. The Eagles said then that he would miss the entire preseason. The second-year tackle... Read more

A closer look at Connor Barwin's versatility

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:23 AM
Besides being the only Eagles outside linebacker to play in a 3-4 scheme in the NFL, Connor Barwin is the most versatile of the group. He displayed that versatility against the Jaguars on Saturday night when he sacked and intercepted quarterback Chad Henne. Barwin is the Eagles' best outside linebacker... Read more
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