Eagles finalize first cuts; roster now sits at 75.

Matt Ludtke/Associated Press

Matt Ludtke/Associated Press

The Philadelphia Eagles have finished the first round of cuts to get to the limit of 75 players by the 4:00 PM deadline. The cuts are as followed: (chart courtesy of Philadelphiaeagles.com)

EAGLES TRIM ROSTER TO 75
Name Pos. Exp. Note
Emmanuel Acho LB 4 Waived/injured with a thumb injury
Marc Anthony CB 1 Added by the Eagles for corner depth during Training Camp
Brandan Bishop S 1 Replaced Earl Wolff after being waived/injured
Mike Coccia C R Home-grown talent couldn’t find playing time
Kevin Graf T 1 Spent 2014 on Eagles practice squad/active roster
Alfy Hill DE R D-line depth too much to overcome
G.J. Kinne WR 1 Position switch not enough to make roster
Mike Johnson WR R Local product couldn’t overcome WR depth
Dasman McCullum LB R Pass rusher saw limited action
Kevin Monangai RB R Rookie showed promise but couldn’t overcome RB depth
Josh Reese WR R Recently acquired but didn’t see much action
JaCorey Shepherd CB R Talented rookie placed on IR with ACL tear
Jeremy Towns DE 1 Acquired off waivers from Buffalo
Justin Tukes TE R Athletic TE didn’t get much playing time
Jared Wheeler OL 1 Unable to crack the OL rotation

Villanova running back Kevin Monangai, Emmanuel Acho and JaCorey Sheperd were the final three moves made today to get to 75 players. The Eagles next round of cuts will come after Thursday’s game with the New York Jets. Chip Kelly will have some hard decisions to make when getting the roster down to 53 by Saturday at 4:00 PM.

 

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