The Eagles released kicker/punter Richmond McGee and placed cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday. The Eagles are now at the league-mandated roster limit of 75. The Eagles will have until 4 PM (EST) on Saturday to cut the roster to 53 players.
Per NFL rules, Ikegwuonu, a fourth-round pick out of Wisconsin, can return to the practice field between Weeks 6 and 9 of the regular season. Ikegwuonu suffered a torn ACL preparing for the Scouting Combine in January. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp. Once Ikegwuonu is taken off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, the Eagles have 21 days either to place him on the 53-man active roster or the injured reserve list.
A three-year letterman at Wisconsin, Ikegwuonu decided to enter the NFL draft following his junior season after earning his second consecutive first-team All-Big Ten selection. The 5-10, 194-pound Ikegwuonu was an All-America honorable mention candidate and an All-Big Ten honoree as a sophomore in 2006 after making the switch to right cornerback. Before he suffered the knee injury, Ikegwuonu was expected to be a first-round pick.
McGee handled both punter and kickoff duties during his career at the University of Texas. He averaged 39.6 yards on 130 punts and 36 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks while at Texas. In training camp, McGee was the backup to David Akers at kicker and Sav Rocca at punter.