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Eagles get to 53, but appear to be far from finished

Clay Harbor AP

The Eagles have announced their roster moves to get them to the 53-man roster limit, but they appear to be far from finished putting Chip Kelly’s roster together.

After making their moves, they have just three outside linebackers on the roster: Connor Barwin, Trent Cole and Brandon Graham. You’d think they’d want more than that, given they’re running a 3-4 defense.

In addition to the moves they made yesterday, the Eagles announced the release of former first-round pick Danny Watkins, tight end Clay Harbor, wide receiver Russell Shepard, offensive lineman Michael Bamiro, safety David Sims, running back Matthew Tucker, linebacker Travis Long, linebacker Chris McCoy and wide receiver Greg Salas.

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11 Responses to “Eagles get to 53, but appear to be far from finished”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 31, 2013 4:25 PM

    To win 4 games
    The eagles will need a lot of luck
    Because the eagles are terrible and suck

  2. dalcow4 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:35 PM

    They’ll be finished about week 9.

  3. Stiller43 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:38 PM

    “You’d think they’d want more than that, given they’re running a 3-4 defense.”

    Does formation matter? Either way you have 2 OLB playing in your base defense and seemingly would like to have a backup for both.

  4. greymares says: Aug 31, 2013 5:49 PM

    sure don’t know how Casey Mathews makes this team.

  5. nitro276 says: Aug 31, 2013 6:06 PM

    ….or Kurt Coleman for that matter!

    greymares says: Aug 31, 2013 5:49 PM

    sure don’t know how Casey Mathews makes this team

  6. 1trinieagle says: Aug 31, 2013 6:25 PM

    Many moves still to be made a few of those guys will make the practice if they clear waivers… Matthews was our second leading Special Teams points player last year Igwenegu more of a FB/TE and the best blocking TE on the team. Trades could be in the works… Cole and Graham neither of which look comfortable in Davis system… This team is certainly not finished… love Colemans heart, just not a big fan. Howie and Chip not done yet.

  7. kahunanc says: Aug 31, 2013 7:36 PM

    Howie was done before he started. And Chipper will not be far behind.

  8. kelvinmchale says: Aug 31, 2013 10:57 PM

    Salas will now go back to New England where he belongs and be a star!

  9. mungman69 says: Sep 1, 2013 7:48 AM

    Some strange cuts. Casey Mathews? I dunno.

  10. oldbyrd says: Sep 1, 2013 8:08 AM

    Casey Matress makes the team? I dont care what he does on special teams, he is not a NFL linebacker!

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2013 4:43 AM

    Chip doesn’t think he needs any LBs at all because he thinks his college offense will score so many points it won’t matter how much opponents score.

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