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Andrews Traded To Seahawks; Roster At 52 (For Now)

The Eagles reached the 53-man roster limit on Saturday evening by trading guard Stacy Andrews to the Seahawks for an undisclosed conditional draft pick in 2011 and releasing 12 other players.

The trade to Seattle wasn't done before the 6 PM league-mandated roster deadline so Max Jean-Gilles was released, but will re-sign on Sunday. Tracy White was not in fact released, but traded to New England for a conditional draft pick in 2012.

Here are the players who were released: wide receiver Chad Hall, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, tight end Cornelius Ingram, center A.Q. Shipley, guard Dallas Reynolds, guard Fenuki Tupou, defensive end Eric Moncur, defensive tackle Jeff Owens, safety Macho Harris, safety Quintin Demps and wide receiver Kelley Washington.

Andrews was a free agent acquisition prior to the 2009 season. Coming off of an ACL injury, Andrews fought hard to work his way back into the lineup but only played in 10 games and started two of them. The Eagles and the Seahawks consummated a deal earlier this offseason to acquire defensive end Darryl Tapp.

Ingram and Harris were draft picks in 2009. Harris, in fact, was the opening day starter at free safety last year. He moved back to his college position of cornerback this offseason, but late in the preseason was moved back to safety. Ingram was also a fifth-round pick last year and he spent the season on the Injured Reserve list after re-tearing the ACL in his knee. Ingram fought hard throughout this year's training camp, but battled fluid buildup in the knee and calf which didn't allow him to be as explosive as a receiver as he was in last year's camp.

Demps was a fourth-round pick in 2008 and saw time on defense and kickoff returns as a rookie. He was slated to be the starter at free safety last season, but lost the job to Harris and battled injuries for most of the season.

Here is the position-by-position breakdown of the initial 53-man roster: QB (3), RB/FB (4), WR (5), TE (2), OL (10), DL (10), LB (7), CB (6), S (3) and ST (3).

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:29 p.m., September 4

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