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Eagles Trim Roster To 52 Players


On Saturday, the Eagles announced the following roster moves, except in the case of quarterback Matt Barkley, to bring the roster to 52 players ahead of the 4 PM deadline ...

Eagles Roster Now At 52 Players
Name Pos. Exp. Note
Rasheed Bailey WR R Local product shined for hometown fans in preseason
Matt Barkley QB 3 Traded to Arizona on Friday
Brett Boyko G R Athletic guard battled for playing time
Malcolm Bunche G R Undrafted rookie pushed for roster spot
Randall Evans CB R Sixth-rounder couldn't find much playing time
Andrew Gleichert TE R Couldn't overcome tight end depth
Najee Goode LB 4 Linebacker spent most of 2014 on IR
Jeff Maehl WR 3 Oregon product has been with team for past two seasons
Freddie Martino WR 1 Speedster made a big plays in preseason finale
Brian Mihalik DE R Seventh-rounder tried to make his way onto talented rotation
John Moffitt G 4 Tried to make the roster after time away from the game
Raheem Mostert RB R Rookie dazzled with his break-away speed and versatility
Quron Pratt WR 1 WR spent 2014 on practice squad
Chris Prosinski S 5 Special team standout acquired by the Eagles last season
Travis Raciti DE R Depth at D-line tough to overcome
Ed Reynolds S 1 Former fifth-round pick intercepted two passes vs. Colts
Deontae Skinner LB 2 Recently acquired LB looked to make a splash
Kip Smith P R Showed versatility as a punter and kicker
Tim Tebow QB 4 Ran offense well after two years out of the NFL
Eric Tomlinson TE R Physical tight end showed promise in passing game
Julian Vandervelde C/G 4 Veteran O-lineman could play both guard and center
Diaheem Watkins LB R Pass rusher showed speed in getting after QBs
Jaylen Watkins CB 2 Former fourth-rounder has ability to play CB and S

The Eagles claimed QB Stephen Morris off waivers Sunday from the Jaguars to get to the 53-player limit. See the entire roster here ...

As the roster currently stands, the Eagles elected to keep four running backs and three tight ends, as Kenjon Barner's terrific preseason earned him a spot in the Eagles' backfield. It's a tough break for rookie Raheem Mostert, who had a stellar preseason as well, but couldn't quite find his way onto the active roster. The Eagles also kept six wide receivers (Nelson Agholor, Seyi Ajirotutu, Miles Austin, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews), leaving fan favorite and local product Rasheed Bailey on the outside looking in. Bailey's touchdown grab against the Jets just wasn't quite enough to lock down a roster spot.

Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are the only quarterbacks on the roster.

On the offensive line, the Eagles will have Josh Andrews, Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly and David Molk serving as backups to the starting five. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles kept five cornerbacks - E.J. Biggers, Nolan Carroll, Byron Maxwell, Denzel Rice and Eric Rowe. Rice is the real story here, as the undrafted rookie out of Costal Carolina won a job thanks to a determined effort throughout OTAs, Training Camp and the preseason.

The Eagles will monitor the roster moves made by other NFL teams and continue to mine for talent. Players who are on the waiver wire can be claimed beginning at Noon on Sunday and teams can fill out their 10-man practice squads at 1 PM. The roster currently stands at 52 players, leaving one more spot on the active roster left to be filled.


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