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Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players


The Eagles have announced their initial 53-Man roster for the 2016 season. Check out your new Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles made 22 roster moves on Saturday to get to the league-mandated 53-player limit ahead of the 4 PM deadline.

In the morning, the Eagles announced that they traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round selection. The Eagles also released 21 other players. 


Wide receiver Paul Turner, a rookie free agent who led the NFL in receptions this preseason, earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster. The Eagles kept 11 players along the defensive line, arguably the deepest and strongest position on the squad.

Currently, there are eleven offensive linemen on the roster. No further word on the potential Lane Johnson suspension has been given. 

Caleb Sturgis, who was signed by the team early on during the 2015 season, won the kicking job over Cody Parkey. Parkey missed most of 2015 after a groin injury placed him on Injured Reserve.

The Eagles are not done making moves. The team will monitor the waiver wire with an eye on players released by other teams. On Sunday, the Eagles can begin forming their 10-player practice squad.

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