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Eagles Get To 53-Player Limit


With the regular season opener on the horizon, the Eagles cut their active roster down to 53 players ...


On Saturday, the Eagles announced 22 roster moves in order to get to the league-mandated 53-player limit before the 4 PM deadline ...

Here's a look at how many players the Eagles kept at each position:


QB (3), RB (3), WR (6), TE (4), OL (9) - 25

For a look at who made the team at each offensive position, click here.

Defense/Special Teams

DL (7), OLB (5), ILB (4), CB (5), S (4), ST (3) - 28

For a look at who made the team on defense and special teams, click here.

Eagles Get To 53-Player Limit
LB Emmanuel Acho Team's leading tackler in the preseason. Casey Matthews' ability to play both OLB and ILB saved roster spot.
G Josh Andrews Rookie free agent showed promise in Training Camp, but depth of O-Line a pleasant surprise overall.
RB Kenjon Barner Waived with an injury settlement. Acquired from Panthers in trade late in preseason.
WR Arrelious Benn Placed on Injured Reserve list with lower back injury.
CB Roc Carmichael Eagles liked Carmichael a lot after acquiring him in 2013. Started one game. Shows increased depth at CB.
OL Kevin Graf Thrown into guard duty Thursday night after Matt Tobin's injury. Backup O-line proved to be strength in preseason.
K Alex Henery Preseason misses opened door for Cody Parkey and the rookie delivered in a big way Thursday vs. Jets.
WR Damaris Johnson Versatile offensive threat. Set franchise record for longest punt return as a rookie in 2012.
S Keelan Johnson Need for a fifth safety not urgent with rookie Jaylen Watkins' ability to play both corner and safety.
T Lane Johnson Must begin serving four-game suspension. Can return after 49ers game. Doesn't count against active roster.
RB Henry Josey Rookie free agent was league's second-leading rusher in preseason. Amazing comeback from brutal knee injury.
LB Josh Kaddu Athletic linebacker with some NFL experience in Miami. Too much depth with Bryan Braman on special teams.
NT Wade Keliilipi Rookie free agent who had fewer snaps Thursday than Beau Allen and Damion Square.
QB G.J. Kinne Athletic, smart quarterback who moved the ball well in preseason. Eagles strong at QB with Foles, Sanchez and Barkley.
LB Travis Long Placed on Injured Reserve list after tearing ACL vs. Jets. Praised by the coaches all Training Camp.
CB Curtis Marsh Struggles in preseason well-documented, but showed improvement in Training Camp. Just didn't carry over.
WR Ifeanyi Momah One of the most improved players in this year's camp. Not quite all together yet, but amazing leap from 2013.
WR Will Murphy Reliable and trustworthy when it comes to knowledge of offense. Had four catches for 34 yards in preseason finale.
WR Quron Pratt Special teams work praised by veterans and coaches. New Jersey native and former Rutgers star made it to final cuts.
S Ed Reynolds II Don't know if missing OTAs had an impact, but smart, athletic safety unable to make climb up depth chart.
NT Damion Square Key reserve as a rookie free agent in 2013. Technician. Great character player. Depth improved on D-line this offseason.
RB Matthew Tucker League leader in rushing touchdowns this preseason. Displayed tough running style and good pass protection skills in preseason.

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