The time has finally come for the Philadelphia Eagles. The regular season is upon us. I always love those dramatic beginnings. Moving on… The final cut day is here. Who will stay and who will go? Well, we are about to find out.
The first ones to go were quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne. Some people thought Dixon was going to make this team, but nah. Rookie receiver Ifeanyi Momah was also cut. I guess I can’t rap about Skee-Lo anymore. Momah could be a candidate for the eight-man practice squad, which will be announced next week. So, maybe I don’t have let go of Skee-Lo after all.
Dallas Reynolds, who was the starting center last season, was also cut. In total, the Eagles have released 12 players. They also placed seventh-round pick Joe Kruger on injured reserve, trimming the roster from 75 to 62. The Eagles must have their roster down to 53 (regular season limit) by 6 p.m. EST Saturday night, though.
One of the guys I always enjoyed watching was a casualty. That would be Antonio Dixon, who started at defensive tackle in 2010 for the Eagles. That year, he was one of their best players on that side of the ball. He got injured after that season and never was the same. He tried to fit into the new 3-4 nose tackle position, but obviously it didn’t work out. Dixon played a total of 40 games as an Eagle.
The other players that were cut were: (OL) Matt Tennant, (OL) Matt Kopa, (DE) David King, (LB) Everette Brown, (WR) Will Murphy, (CB) Trevard Lindley and (LB) Adrian Robinson.
The spots that I am looking at now is the WR and TE. Do Russell Shepard or Greg Salas hang on? Do Clay Harbor and Emil Igwenagu both get cut? We will find out in less then 24 hours.