The Eagles released 10 players Saturday and cornerback Cliff Harris on Sunday to trim the roster to 79 players. They must release four more players before Monday's 4 PM deadline, at which time the roster can have no more than 75 players.
By next Friday at 9 PM, the Eagles will have to slim the roster down to reach the final 53-man limit.
Here is a look at the 11 players that the Eagles released thus far:
|Eagles Trim Roster To 79|
|WR Elvis Akpla||Rookie free agent known for amazing YouTube highlight catch.|
|S Wade Bonner||College teammate of Fletcher Cox who made Training Camp roster after tryout.|
|DE Xavier Brown||Former Arena League standout added during Training Camp.|
|CB Cliff Harris||Former All-America who picked off pass Friday night. Surprise to see among early cuts.|
|WR Brian Hernandez||Former UFL player who was added during pre-season. Also was in Redskins' camp.|
|WR McKay Jacobson||Signed by team as rookie free agent. Too much WR depth on roster.|
|WR Tiger Jones||Added after stellar season with AFL's Philadelphia Soul. Got his opportunity to play in NFL.|
|G Alfred McCullough||Rookie free agent who was part of Alabama's BCS National Championship team last year.|
|S Tom Nelson||Was making push for roster spot until he suffered ankle injury against Patriots.|
|CB Kevin Thomas||Acquired in trade with Colts during Training Camp. Tall-framed CB couldn't make impact.|
|OT Thomas Welch||Claimed off waivers earlier in offseason, got to play second-team RT on Friday night.|
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