NFL Roster Cuts: Analyzing the Final 53-Man Roster for the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles released 19 players early on Friday and three more on Friday afternoon, giving them their official 53-man roster. Obviously it will be subject to change over the next few days, but as of now, these are your 53 players.

Quarterbacks:
On: Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Edwards

It became obvious throughout the preseason that Edwards deserved the number three quarterback job. The Eagles tried to trade Kafka but nobody was interested.

Running Backs:
On: LeSean McCoy, Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk, Stanley Havili

It will be interesting to see how many are active on game days.

Wide Receivers:
On: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson

Only four wide receivers will be healthy in week one against Cleveland.

Tight Ends:
On: Brent Celek, Clay Harbor

As expected.

Offensive Tackles:
On: King Dunlap, Todd Herremans, Dennis Kelly, Demetress Bell

As expected.

Guards:
On: Evan Mathis, Danny Watkins, Julian Vandervelde

As expected.

Centers:
On: Jason Kelce, Dallas Reynolds

Reynolds makes it over the veteran Steve Vallos.

Defensive Tackles:
On: Cullen Jenkins, Derek Landri, Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton

The Eagles tried to trade Antonio Dixon but nobody was interested. He was released.

Defensive Ends:
On: Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Phillip Hunt, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Darryl Tapp

I’m glad that all six stayed.

Linebackers:
On: DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Akeem Jordan, Jamar Chaney, Brian Rolle, Casey Matthews

The Keenan Clayton era is over in Philly. (Did it ever begin?)

Cornerbacks:
On: Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Boykin, Curtis Marsh, Brandon Hughes, Trevard Lindley

Not a shocker that Joselio Hanson was released, but I’m very surprised that Trevard Lindley made the team.

Safeties:
On: Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Colt Anderson

Interesting to see Anderson activated before the season.

Special Teams:
K: Alex Henery
P: Chas Henry
LS: Jon Dorenbos

IR: Ron Johnson, Brian Hernandez
Non-Football Illness: Mike Patterson
Non-Football Injury: Jason Peters

This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.


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