The Eagles didn’t delay making the bulk of their cuts to the 75-man limit, but held off on making their final move until Tuesday.
That move has been made. Offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde was waived-injured, dropping the team to 75 players ahead of the deadline to reach that level.
Vandervelde, who played 14 games last season, had back surgery earlier this summer and can revert to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed. Given his injury, that seems unlikely but it is unclear what future Vandervelde would have in Philadelphia. David Molk has taken over as the team’s backup center and done well in the role, taking away one of Vandervelde’s bigger selling points when he’s healthy.
The Eagles will now move on to paring the roster down to 53 players ahead of Saturday’s deadline to reach the regular season roster limit.